PERC Has Awarded More Than $81.3 Million in R&D Grants
PERC has awarded more than $81.3 million for research and development of groundbreaking propane technologies through dozens of partnerships with top companies, universities, and national laboratories. Through co-funding with partners like the Energy Department, the Council’s direct investment of $81.3 million for all research projects was leveraged against $119.6 million in third party funding for a total research investment of more than $200 million.
Batelle Memorial InstituteRead more
Development of a portable detection system that uses an optical nondispersive infrared method for measuring water and methanol levels in propane.
Capacity of TexasRead more
Certification and integration of an 8.0-liter engine fueled by propane autogas for off-road terminal truck applications.
Freightliner Custom Chassis CorporationRead more
Development, testing, and certification of an 8.0-liter engine for a range of medium- and heavy-duty applications.
Generac Power SystemsRead more
Development, demonstration, and commercialization of the 6-kilowatt EcoGen premium generator designed specifically for use in renewable hybrid power systems.
Gas Technology InstituteRead more
Analysis of the concept of commercially produced synthetic propane, dimethyl ether, and biopropane.
Roush IndustriesRead more
Design and commercialization of a series of Ford vehicles fueled by propane autogas.
University of Nebraska-LincolnRead more
Development of a four-row propane weed flaming system to control weeds in agriculture without the use of chemicals.
Yanmar/Gas Technology InstituteRead more
Development and testing of a 10-kilowatt micro-CHP unit for use at small commercial sites.
For additional information about PERC’s recent R&D projects and partnerships,check out the 2010 Propane Technology Review or visit