WASHINGTON — In celebration of Earth Day last week, The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) reminded material handling professionals to download its forklift emissions fact sheet. This resource showcases findings from a study conducted by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Nexight Group.

The study analyzed the comparative emissions of propane in key markets, including forklifts, examining full-fuel-cycle energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, hydrocarbons, and criteria pollutant emissions including nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx). Results from the study revealed the emissions advantages of propane forklifts compared with other energy sources. Most notably:

  • · Propane reduces SOx emissions by up to 76% compared with electric forklifts.
  • · Propane produces 97% fewer NOx emissions compared with diesel forklifts.
  • · Propane produces 97% fewer hydrocarbon emissions compared with diesel forklifts.

“Professionals throughout the supply chain industry are working to decrease emissions and achieve a more sustainable operation — and Earth Day brings a heightened awareness to these efforts,” said Matt McDonald, director of off-road business development at PERC. “For material handling professionals, this often means taking a closer look at the equipment and energy sources used to move products day in and day out.”

 

Download the emissions fact sheet for free at propane.com/forklifts