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Propane Revisited
Myke Feinman Refine Fuels Reporter
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:59 AM CST

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Remember when propane filled a bigger role on the farm? The Propane Education & Research Council hopes that becomes more reality than memory.

PERC is promoting propane to fuel portable engines used in crop irrigation, farmland emergency power, and for thermal applications such as pest control and frost prevention.

Traditional uses for propane in the agricultural sector include crop drying in the fall and winter and space heating of buildings. These applications utilize one billion gallons of propane annually in the United States, PERC said. The nation saw an additional 300 million gallons of propane used ...

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