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Pure butane tends to be used more for small, portable LPG supplies in such things as boats and gas-powered barbecue stoves. A solid-oxide fuel cell, running on butane, offers 14 full charges for your smartphone. BBC News, 5 December 2001. Figures in megajoules per cubic meter. A trade body representing LPG suppliers and distributors; their site has quite a lot of useful information about how it believes LPG can help to meet European energy and environmental objectives.
A British site designed for motorists who have LPG or want to convert. Roush Performance has converted a Ford F-150 pickup to run on propane. Both of these are hydrocarbons their molecules are made from different combinations of hydrogen and carbon atoms: The rest of the LPG people use the other 50 percent is split roughly equally between cars and industrial uses such as gas burners on construction sites.
Propane liquefied petroleum gas: Fuel economy information: One police department claims to have saved 40—50 percent of fuel costs by switching to dual-fuel cars that automatically switch between propane and gasoline Propane Pickup Brings Alt Fuel to the Super-Duty Set by Ben Mack. You can't pipe gas into a car to power the engine or take it with you when you go hiking in the mountains.
The two big disadvantages of LPG are safety and cost. Exactly which of the gases is present in LPG depends on where it comes from, how it is supplied, and what it is being used for.
Since butane doesn't burn well at low temperatures, portable canisters often contain a blend of 20 percent propane and 80 percent butane; propane has a much lower boiling point so it's less affected by freezing temperatures and generally better for year-round outdoor use in cold climates.
Larger household tanks are more likely to contain a majority of propane typically 90 percent propane in North America. The New York Times, May 21, 2015.
Note all the emergency notices and safety warnings on the label. Cite this page Woodford, Chris. LPG packs more punch: The New York Times, October 4, 2011. January 23, 2019. A very broad look at all kinds of alternative and renewable energy, including chapters on electric cars, LPG vehicles, and so on. N atural gas is one of the world's favorite fuels, but—in its usual piped form—you can't use it just anywhere.
Let's find out more about how it works! Propane-based LPG is compressed into 274 times less space than its gases would normally occupy, forcing it to turn into a liquid. This 10-page report compares the environmental benefits of using LPG in cars, cooking, heating, and power generation.