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12/04/2018 Sustainability

Calor BioLPG is Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG

Calor has today launched Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG for homes and businesses.  Calor BioLPG will be available throughout Ireland and will allow customers to switch to a green clean renewable alternative.  It is certified at EU level, as offering up to 90% lower emissions compared to fossil fuels.  Calor are aiming that 10% of all their gas sold in Ireland will be renewable within the next three years.

Calor are among the first companies in the world to deliver BioLPG and one of the first markets in Europe (with Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Germany and Scandinavia) to have BioLPG.  As Calor is available away from the natural gas network, it is potentially available to every home or business.

“People’s expectations of energy are changing and Calor is evolving and innovating to lead those expectations to even more exciting places. For the first time, businesses and homes all over Ireland will be able to choose a renewable gas. They will be able to make a cleaner, more sustainable choice.  By helping thousands of customers to make a small change, we can make a big change for Ireland and for the environment.”

Gino Vansteenhuyse

Speaking at the launch of Calor BioLPG, CEO

BioLPG is virtually identical to the LPG products that people are used to using every day.   However, unlike conventional LPG, which is a by-product of oil and gas exploration, BioLPG is made from a mix of sustainably sourced waste and residue materials and renewable vegetable oils and is 100% renewable.   

Because BioLPG is virtually the same in use and performance as conventional LPG, it works seamlessly with existing gas appliances and equipment.  This means that domestic and industrial customers can move to using renewable energy without any hassle or major expenditure.  Existing LPG boilers, dryers and other machinery will operate just as they always have, but will now be even better for the environment.

Increasingly, businesses are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.  This is not only environmentally smart, it can help businesses avoid carbon taxes. With more and more business customers now looking to the sustainability of their supply chains, BioLPG can help companies target new business.