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PERC approves state environmental engagement partnership

May 5, 2021 By    

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) approved the following funding requests during its virtual meeting in April.

• $2.3 million for the state environmental engagement partnership fund. The project provides funding to state entities for local media buys – mainly on digital platforms – to support PERC’s environmental campaigns. The council says engaging its audiences about the environmental benefits of propane is critical to the expansion of users and uses of propane.

• $525,000 for 2021 industry engagement, to support driving and maintaining propane growth by working with state associations and industry members across the country. PERC says a strong emphasis will be placed on environmental messaging and training initiatives.

• $210,000 for 2021 workforce outreach support, to continue to create awareness of the propane industry as a viable career choice through partnerships with states and marketers. The project will also work to create tools and resources to implement the program at a local level.

• $97,185 for a project with Terzo Power Systems that aims to develop a propane-battery hybrid almond harvesting machine. A hybrid hydraulic drive system allows a propane engine to provide the power necessary for agriculture, off-road and industrial equipment.

The council is scheduled to meet July 20-21 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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