The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is reminding material handling professionals to download its forklift emissions fact sheet. The resource showcases findings from a study conducted by the Gas Technology Institute and the Nexight Group.
The study analyzed the comparative emissions of propane in key markets, including forklifts, examining full-fuel-cycle energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, hydrocarbons and criteria pollutant emissions, including nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx). Results from the study revealed the emissions advantages of propane forklifts compared with other energy sources, PERC says. Most notably:
- Propane reduces SOx emissions by up to 76 percent compared with electric forklifts.
- Propane produces 97 percent less NOx emissions compared with diesel forklifts.
- Propane produces 97 percent less hydrocarbon emissions compared with diesel forklifts.