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PERC announces farm propane incentive program

The incentive program offers incentives in exchange for real-world performance data and feedback.

The Propane Education & Research Council announces the release of the 2016 Propane Farm Incentive Program, a nationwide research and demonstration initiative.

The 2016 Propane Farm Incentive Program offers incentives of $300 per liter of engine displacement for irrigation engines, $30 per kilowatt for prime power propane generators, and 10 cents per square foot for propane-powered agricultural heating systems. The incentive program, sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council, helps offset the upfront costs of new agriculture equipment in exchange for real-world performance data and customer feedback.

The 2016 Propane Farm Incentive Program is offering farmers purchase incentives of up to $5,000 toward new propane-powered farm equipment.

“New generation propane-powered farm equipment is extremely efficient, reliable, and cost-effective,” said Cinch Munson, PERC’s director of agriculture business development. “The Propane Farm Incentive Program helps farmers experience the many benefits of propane equipment first-hand, while providing us with valuable information to continue to improve new propane technology.”

Participants from the 2014 incentive program reduced fuel costs by more than 40% by switching to emissions-compliant, propane-powered irrigation engines. Additionally, new generation propane-powered engines produce 20% fewer emissions than gasoline engines and 11% fewer emissions than similar diesel-powered systems.

For more information about the Propane Farm Incentive Program or to see a list of eligible equipment, please visit  www.propane.com/farmincentive.

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