Working with PERC


The Propane Education & Research Council's (PERC) works with manufacturers, researchers, and government partners to strengthen technical knowledge, leverage funding, and maximize investments in developing new propane products. This collaboration ensures that innovative applications of propane are realized in the most effective way possible. We encourage proposals for projects that align with the Council’s strategic needs.

Read about some of PERC's recent research and development partnerships.

Learn more about one manufacturer's collaboration with PERC in the video below.


Visit Applying for Grants for more detailed instructions on how to partner with PERC.

PERC manages its research and development projects using a customized process, called Propel, which follows the principles of the Stage-Gate process. The project process begins with idea submission and ends with the successful launch of a new product, service, or technology. The steps in between require the input of many functional areas at PERC, Propel divides this process into a series of activities (stages) and decision points (gates). The process provides a roadmap of activities that should be performed at each stage of work and allows the Council and staff to evaluate the project’s performance against predetermined criteria throughout the life of the project. The emphasis is placed on developing projects through effective planning, and thoroughly understanding the technical, economic, and market potential and risks.

Download the Propane Research and Development Roadmap.

Visit the Research and Development Advisory Committee (RDAC) page.

Get in touch with Greg Kerr, director of research and development.