Propane Viable Alternate Fuel Option for School Districts

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School busWith diesel prices in record territory, many schools are desperately seeking ways to deal with their exploding transportation budgets. One solution being offered is propane-powered buses.

Roy Willis, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council, says schools that switch to propane-powered buses will see huge savings in their transportation budgets. He explains that a federal tax incentive used to promote the use of alternative fuels provides a 50-cent-per-gallon relief when using propane. On top of that, he states that just switching from diesel to propane will save schools roughly 50 percent in fuel costs, and 40 percent if switching from gasoline to propane.

Aside from the monetary benefits, Willis states that propane is mostly manufactured within the United States — which, he notes, provides a stable market for the fuel. And research is also ongoing to find renewable ways to produce the alternative fuel.
Propane was discovered in 1910 by a Pennsylvania chemist
I would love to be able to take my 20 lb propane tank off my grill and put it on back of the lawn tractor to mow the lawn and then take it into the house to cook dinner and afterward attach to the vehicle in the garage and drive to the walmart for a refill.

And to think it would be actually MADE IN AMERICA! What a concept!

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