Monday 12th June 2017
Farming is a vital industry to Britain, with UK agriculture providing more than 60% of the food consumed in the UK. However, with the UK’s exit from Europe and pricing pressure from supermarkets, some farms are looking for ways to expand their businesses in order to survive. Many are opening farm shops, camping facilities onsite, cafes and restaurants to broaden their income.
For farms looking to diversify, LPG offers a futureproof solution to aid their additional revenue-generating businesses. As one of the main off gas grid fuels in the UK, LPG is already a firm favourite within the tourism sector where the fuel is used to heat water for shower blocks on campsites, heat shops and restaurants in rural areas and is an ideal choice for those looking to cook using gas.
As farmers diversify into these areas, LPG gives them the ability to use the same fuel for all their needs. As an efficient and convenient energy, LPG is an ideal solution for farmers for fuelling both the traditional agricultural activities, and for new revenue streams.
As well as the ease of using LPG, for farmers wanting to offer a sustainable proposition to their customers, LPG is much cleaner and greener than alternative off-grid fuels.
Uses of LPG in Farming
These benefits have given LPG a proven track record in agriculture as well as other commercial sectors that have intensive high energy needs throughout the year. Farms who already use LPG can simply extend their existing fuel source into the new business areas.
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By Rob Shuttleworth, Chief Executive, UKLPG
The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK