What is LPG?

Emitting 33% less CO2 than coal, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the lowest carbon conventional fuel available to off-grid Britain and is increasingly becoming a viable and favourable choice for consumers and businesses without access to mains gas.

LPG - The benefits

As a clean, lower carbon energy source, LPG is automatically generated during the production of methane during the refining process. LPG exists in two forms – propane and butane – with both being more naturally suited to different uses.

Whether the motivation for change is a cleaner energy source, a more cost-effective solution, or simply to future-proof a property, there are many advantages of LPG. Advantages that make it both the ideal choice for rural, off-grid Britain, but also make it the fuel of the future.

  • LPG produces 90% less carbon monoxide and 50% less smog than mains natural gas
  • As it readily evaporates, LPG poses no environmental risks in the event of spillages
  • LPG is not odourless, making it easier to detect leaks
  • Unlike oil tanks that need replacing every 15-20 years, LPG tanks can be left on site for up to 30 years
  • LPG can be used across a variety of sectors – from home owners to hospitality, developers to those using it for transport fuel - and can be used across multiple applications such as for cooking, hot water, and heating a property

To read more about how LPG has helped rural business, please visit our case studies section.


With up to 90% reduction in carbon emissions, bioLPG offers a cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy solution for homes and businesses located off-grid in rural communities. Click here to find out more. 


Dimethyl ether (C2 H6O) – known as DME, is already used extensively across the globe, mainly in industrial settings. It is a colourless gas that is chemically similar to butane and propane and like LPG, it is easy to handle and store in liquid form. 

rDME is produced from renewable feedstocks, such as methane from agricultural and municipal waste, renewable power and CO2, meaning that carbon emissions are substantially reduced – up to 85%. Find out more here. 

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK