Propane-Powered AGRICULTURE

What kind of difference can propane make on your farm?


With new and reliable technology, affordability and lower emissions, propane is fast becoming the go-to fuel for agricultural-based businesses.

Irrigation Engines, Crop Dryers and Wind Machines
At about half the cost of a diesel engine, propane-fueled irrigation engines offer high horsepower and low emissions.

The combination of efficiency with environmental friendliness you get from using propane-fueled crop dryers enables you to maximize profitability while minimizing crop loss.

The electricity produced by propane-fueled wind turbines is a far cleaner option than coal.

Here are 8 reasons why propane is the way to go for agriculture:

It’s versatile. From irrigation engines to heating buildings, to adding a grain dryer, propane delivers. In fact, the latest propane-fueled grain dryers are up to 50% more efficient. It’s also a great option for stock tank heating, heating offices, running power dryers, fueling farm equipment, fueling tow trucks, greenhouse space heating and more.

You can save, big time, on equipment. Propane-powered irrigation engines are less expensive than diesel irrigation engines. Click here to learn about Propane Farm Incentive program!

  1. You can also save on fuel. Propane-powered irrigation engines lead to lower fuel costs, which make a big difference over the course of a year.
  2. It’s abundant. Propane is primarily made from domestic natural gas and it is in abundant supply.
  3. You don’t have to worry about contamination. Unlike diesel and gasoline, propane will not contaminate your soil or water.
  4. Emissions are lower. Propane-powered irrigation is more efficient and cleaner than other fuels. It produces 11 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel and 24 percent fewer than gasoline!
  5. It’s up with the times. Advanced farm equipment will help move your business forward in new and exciting ways, and propane is part of that solution.
  6. You can trust propane. You won’t experience rolling blackouts or surcharges for time of use, and you don’t have to connect to a natural gas line or run an electric line.
  7. It lasts. Propane won’t degrade and it doesn’t contaminate soil or water. You can store it—outside—for as long as you need to.
  8. It’s made in the United States. Propane comes primarily from domestic natural gas. In fact, the U.S. now exports it!

Did you know?

During the years spanning 2011 to 2016, fuel costs for businesses working with propane-powered irrigation engines decreased by an average of 49%, when compared with diesel engines of similar purpose.*

*Propane Education and Research Council