Thursday 18th May 2017
The future role of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will be high on the agenda at the UKLPG Annual Conference in Birmingham next week (25th May). The low-carbon energy is increasing in popularity to fuel thousands of homes and business off-the gas grid and the conference will see the unveiling of UKLPG’s pathways document Gas for Off-Grid Britain highlighting the role of the widely available fuel as part of the UK’s diverse future energy mix.
More than 120 representatives of the LPG industry and its suppliers and stakeholders will be in the city for the conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The agenda also features Phil Proctor, from the Birmingham-based Energy Systems Catapult talking about The UK Energy Transition and keynote speaker Selvin Brown MBE, talking about the Health and Safety Executive's campaign Helping Great Britain work well.
Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive of the LPG industry trade association UKLPG, which is hosting the conference said: "LPG is the lowest carbon conventional fuel available now that can provide an immediate, expedient and cost effective solution to the heat and energy needs of off gas grid Britain and the annual conference is the perfect opportunity to launch our pathways document and debate the industry's exciting vision for the future.
"LPG gives everyone in rural areas that are off the gas grid the opportunity to benefit from the energy efficiency benefits of the latest gas-powered systems and technologies whether they are a homeowner or a business. The conference is a chance for everyone in the industry to get updates on the latest technology applications and discuss the exciting role that LPG can play in meeting the UK's future heat and energy needs.
"It is important that whoever is elected to Government recognises that LPG remains the lowest carbon, most efficient and effective conventional fuel for off-grid customers and that is the message that we will be taking out in 2017. Electricity alone cannot meet the heat needs of the rural community and as an industry we are pioneering new technologies and looking at bio-propane as part of a portfolio of long-term low carbon LPG solutions that will support communities off the gas grid for many years to come."
Gas for Off-Grid Britain, UKLPG's pathways document sets out the role that LPG plays in garden and home appliances for hot water, cooking and refrigeration, its role in driving low carbon transport, and its increasing use in businesses as diverse as hotels and spas, dairies, food and drink manufacturers and industrial processing.
The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK