Spain: study shows bioLPG generates up to 80% less emissions than traditional fuels

According to a new study commissioned by Primagas, a Spanish LPG and natural gas distribution company, bioLPG emits up to 80% less CO2 than conventional Autogas, gasoline or diesel.

This analysis, carried out in recent months by the independent consultancy CE Delft, has concluded that bioLPG reduces the carbon footprint of vehicles by between 47-78% compared to conventional LPG, between 55-81% compared to gasoline and between 50-79% compared to diesel. These percentages vary mainly depending on the raw material with which the biofuel is produced.

These results have been obtained after studying the emissions of a vehicle after travelling 100 kilometres. A vehicle that consumes bioLPG emits between 4.35 and 10.43 kilograms of CO2 equivalent per 100 kilometres. For its part, conventional Autogas releases 19.71 kg CO2-eq./100km, while gasoline emits 23.28 kg CO2-eq./100km and diesel 20.81 kg CO2-eq./100km.

These differences become notably more evident if one takes into account that a Spanish motorist travels an average of 12,500 kilometres a year. With this indicator, it is observed that CO2 emissions for this distance per year can be counteracted with the planting of between 32 and 78 trees in the case of bioLPG. In the case of gasoline, it should be offset by 175 trees per year.

“Electrification is not the only solution as is often thought, there are more and more options available to the vast majority of citizens. Using them all is what allows us to move quickly towards an increasingly clean society,” said the Director of Operations of Primagas Xavier Martínez. “Autogas, and specifically bioLPG, is one of the best fuels for the energy transition that is taking place in Spain.”

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21 July 2021