LP Gas: a bright future for an old fossil Marketing & technology issues Yvon Sellier Director Technology and Business Practices World LP Gas Association Railroad Commission of Texas, 2007 Propane Technology Forum Austin, Texas, Wednesday, September 12, 2007 LP Gas global - Today’s context
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LP Gas: a bright future for an old fossil
Marketing & technology issues
Director Technology and Business Practices
World LP Gas Association
Railroad Commission of Texas, 2007 Propane Technology Forum
Austin, Texas, Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Marketing & Technology issues
As the authoritative, global voice for LP Gas, the WLPGA promotes the use of LP Gas worldwide to foster a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous world.
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The WLPGA – Our Mission
To add value to the sector by driving premium demand for the product
GAIN: Global Autogas Industry Network
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Networking, cross fertilisation, exchanges, involving:
producers, traders, marketing companies, retailers,
equipment manufacturers, Industry Associations,
In the fifties in Brazil, the LP Gas cylinder arrived in kitchens.
Kitchens before and after as shown at the Ultragaz Museum of LP Gas in Sao Paulo
Galp, like many European LP Gas marketing companies decided to roll out composite cylinders and promoted them with a strong advertising campaign…….
Primagaz, one of the brand names of SHV Gas, the largest LP Gas marketing company in the world, opted for a light steel cylinder: made of a special “Dual Phase” steel.
The “Primalight” is the lightest cylinder on the market and it “sings”!
Policy driving the growth of LP Gas?
Climate change, peak oil / expensive oil
are key issues of today’s world
People, corporations, communities, pressure groups, governments react differently to these issues.
A consensus is building that the use of fossil fuels should decrease.
What is the future for our old fossil, in this context?
Policy driving the growth of LP Gas?
The European example - The “2020” deadline
All the member states of the European Union signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which means they agreed on reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions
As a result, EU energy policies and environment policies are now unified, including:
How did the European LP Gas Industry react to this policy?
The domestic bulk and autogas challenges
The European/French legal context:
The French context: Predominance of electricity (over 70% of new buildings are heated with electricity) led to a repositioning of propane: Primagaz becomes an energy consultant for their domestic customers:
plus solar energy
The “Eco-Déclic Solaire +” offer: a dual-fuel system, propane plus solar for central heating plus hot water with :
The offer is a package with multiple advantages:
The EU aims for a reduced energy consumption for transportation, and a corresponding reduction of CO2 emissions
The European LP Gas Industry decided to promote autogas (LP Gas as engine fuel) as a means to meet CO2 reduction targets set by the EU by increasing its usage as an automotive fuel from 5 to 27 Mtoe (million tonnes oil equivalent) per year between 2001 and 2030.
Made in Europe : the “autogas” Toyota Prius
LPG fueled by solid oxide fuel cells
Cotton harvest preparation using thermal energy
Coriolis mass flow metering for the LPG Industry
Industrial automation in Turkey
Peak shaving with SNG: a hedge against power interruptions
Small size gas engines combined heat and power
Residential gas regenerated humidifier
Poultry house sanitizer
Acoustic emission in the context of in-service inspection of LPG storage
Authorised filling technology to prevent theft
…and more : 41 subjects covered at our Chicago 2006 Conference!
Many of those subjects have been presented at AFRED’s technology conferences, and most of them are funded by PERC.
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20th World LP Gas Forum
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