Cool LPG—Reducing Pollutants with Cleaner Cooking Fuels

GTI Energy’s Cool LPG technology converts biogas sourced from landfills, agricultural facilities (animal waste and food by-products), and wastewater treatment plants – even potentially municipal solid waste – into bio-LPG, 100% renewable liquid fuels for cooking, heating, and transportation.

About 7 million households nationally and roughly 8% of the homes in the Midwest are heated with LPG. LPG is of special value to disadvantaged and rural communities, and many indigenous American communities, which are often dependent on LPG for heating and cooking.

Leveraging its Cool LPG technology, GTI Energy has entered into a licensing agreement with Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP), a United Nations-backed Public-Private Partnership formed in 2012 under the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative. This agreement will leverage GTI Energy’s Cool LPG technology to aggregate and deploy needed global resources to help developing countries in Africa transition large populations rapidly and sustainably to bio-LPG for cooking.

To facilitate scaling the transition to bio-LPG in developing nations, GTI Energy has also licensed its technology to GLPGP’s for-profit sister company, BioLPG, to build Cool LPG facilities in developed countries.

BioLPG LLC is partnering with Green LG Energy S.r.l of Italy; Friedrich Scharr KG of Germany; and rLPG North America to accelerate the speed of bringing Cool LPG production technology to market. Each organization represents dozens of energy entities across several countries with a common goal to support global decarbonization and enhance standards of living in developing nations.

The companies will collaborate with broad industry stakeholder groups to deliver Cool LPG as a solution for industry, governments, and nations to address their energy needs and make progress toward a clean energy economy. They are committed to proactive and transparent engagement to ensure that Cool LPG technology can be leveraged on an open platform and widely recognized as a preferred solution for cleaner cooking.

GTI Energy Tech Talk: Delivering a renewable fuel for people across the globe

About bio-LPG

Bio-LPG is a clean-burning, drop-in, renewable fuel that is chemically identical to liquid petroleum gas (LPG), a mixture of propane and butane.

Good for the planet…

Bio-LPG is produced using renewable resources with a significantly lower carbon footprint than leading alternatives—emitting nearly 90% fewer carbon emissions than conventional energy and 73% less than conventional LPG.

…and those that inhabit it

For more than 2.5 billion people around the world, especially in countries where traditional fixed energy infrastructures are fewer and farther between, LPG is economically efficient cooking energy solution. Converting to renewably resourced bio-LPG will:

  • Improve public health outcomes
  • Support cleaner air
  • Expand access to affordable clean energy
  • Enhance standards of living in developing nations



The latest on bio-LPG

Bio-LPG demonstrates GTI Energy’s long-term commitment to advancing actionable research and real-world technologies that support both global decarbonization and expanded access to low-cost, clean energy. Through the Global LPG Partnership, GTI Energy is leveraging its bio-LPG technology to unlock cleaner and healthier fuel alternatives in many developing nations—improving public health outcomes, supporting cleaner air, expanding access to affordable clean energy, and enhancing standards of living in developing nations.

GTI Energy’s technical expertise and collaborative approach to partnerships drive important research outcomes that advance transitions to low-carbon, low-cost energy systems around the world.

  • GTI Energy’s Cool Liquid Petroleum Gas (Cool LPG) technology converts methane, ethane, propane, and butane, as well as carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) into LPG.
  • Using bio-sourced feedstocks, such as biogas sourced from landfills, agricultural digesters (animal waste and food byproducts) and wastewater treatment plants, CO2 from ethanol facilities, and H2 from renewable power electrolysis, the process can produce bio-LPG for use in cooking, heating, and transportation.
  • The Cool LPG process first converts the feed gases into synthesis gas, or syngas, which is converted into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
  • Cool LPG technology is designed to be one of the lowest-cost, highest-yield technologies to produce cleaner bio-LPG, which will help enable a global market for this clean fuel.

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