PlasMerica earns WLPGA award for renewable propane work

October 16, 2019 By    

The World LPG Association (WLPGA) named PlasMerica the winner of its 2019 Innovation Award at the association’s Global Technology Conference (GTC) for the company’s work with renewable propane.

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The propane industry will compete in the coming years against zero-carbon renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Photo:

PlasMerica, an American company, is focused on transforming methane into renewable propane.

PlasMerica’s paper “Sustainable, renewable propane through energy transformation” describes how its proprietary technology converts methane from a greenhouse gas into renewable LPG, WLPGA explains.

“The highly prestigious WLPGA Innovation Award is given each year to the most outstanding paper submitted to the GTC,” says James Rockall, CEO of WLPGA. “The innovative new technology developed by PlasMerica addresses a subject of prime importance today to the LPG industry, which is the path towards renewable LPG, production of LPG from methane and eventually bioLPG from Biomethane.”

PlasMerica founders, Dennis Manning and Jerry Pellizzon, accepted the award.

“Dennis and I are thrilled to accept this recognition,” Pellizzon says. “Our unique, innovative and game changing technology is sorely needed for our industry, the environment and helping to solve climate change. There is no other technology that can as efficiently and economically change a greenhouse gas into a non-greenhouse gas.”

Manning adds the company’s technology “yields superior energy efficiency when compared to other propagation processes.”

The WLPGA runs the GTC each year as an integral part of the World LPG Forum. Papers are submitted by companies and individuals worldwide; a subset are selected and showcased at the GTC and these enter the selection process for the Innovation Award. Ten papers are selected by a steering committee and a total of five awards are given.

The awards in the other categories are:

Safety: Ineris for “Numerical Simulation and Modelling of BLEVE Triggering on a Road Tanker”

LPG Applications: Aggreko for “Change through Innovation: The Role of Technology in Encouraging the Use of LPG in Modular Power Generation”

LPG Operations and Logistics: Smart Cylinders for “Improving Logistics and Resource Efficiency by Use of IoT”

Autogas – Engines: Cummins Inc. for “LPG Direct Injection Engine for Medium Duty Trucks”

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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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