Key Market – Recommendation 7

Exploring the opportunity of converting diesel engines for LPG use

There are hundreds of GWe of installed diesel engines around the world, many of which are in backup applications and operate rarely, depending on the reliability of the grid or of whatever form of on-site generation is already installed.  While it is unlikely that the continuous operation of these engines using lower price LPG would be a better commercial proposition than the incumbent form of supply in many cases, we do recommend that this potential opportunity is explored more analytically than up to now, in large part due to the sheer volume of existing installed infrastructure that exists.  Successful low cost conversion of some of this installed base would clearly open up major new markets for the fuel.

 

Priority:                 Medium

Time-fame:             Short / medium-terms