Phillips 66 to convert Alliance Refinery to terminal facility

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Phillips 66 plans to convert its Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., The single-train refinery’s facilities include fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, coking, and hydrodesulfurization units, a naphtha reformer and aromatics units that enable it to produce a high percentage of gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels. to a terminal facility. The refinery suffered significant damage from flooding from Hurricane Ida in August. The conversion is expected to take place in 2022.

Eni and BASF launch R&D initiative to convert bio-diesel byproduct to bio-propanol; drop-in component for gasoline

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Propanol obtained via this innovative method can be easily added as a drop-in bio-fuel component to gasoline. Thanks to its better physicochemical properties compared to bioethanol and its very high-octane number, bio-propanol is a valuable component for the preparation of premium gasoline. Eni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO 2 footprint of the transportation sector.

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Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Kia has presented the fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV.

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EU project HyFlexFuel converted sewage sludge and other biomasses into kerosene by hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL); SAF

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Under these conditions, biomass is converted into a crude bio-oil, which is separated from the process water behind the reactor. Thereby, oxygen and nitrogen are removed from the biocrude, which is in turn converted into a mixture of hydrocarbons.

FCA recalls 850,000+ gasoline vehicles due to problem with catalytic converters

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Fiat-Chrysler of America (FCA) will recall more than 850,000 gasoline-powered passenger cars and SUVs due to a problem with their catalytic converters. FCA’s own data and test results confirmed that the catalytic converters in these vehicles were malfunctioning. The recall was announced after an investigation by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are about 50,000 of these vehicles in California.

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Biden says he will convert Federal fleet to electric vehicles

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Gasoline vehicles account for 52% of the inventory (336,056 units); E-85 vehicles for 30% (194,526). The remainder is spread between gasoline and diesel hybrids and plug-in hybrids, CNG, electric (3,215, or 0.5%), LPG and LNG. In remarks made at the signing of his Executive Order on Strengthening American Manufacturing, President Biden said that he would replace the federal government’s fleet of vehicles with electric vehicles made in the US.

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Converting glycerol from biodiesel production into bio-gasoline

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A team at the University of Idaho has demonstrated that glycerol, a byproduct from biodiesel production, could be used as a substrate for producing drop-in gasoline-range biofuel. McDonald describe their study of converting methanol (MTG) and a mixture of methanol and glycerol (MGTG) into gasoline-range hydrocarbons using a bench-top, fixed-bed microreactor. The technology of converting methanol into gasoline was discovered and commercialized more than 3 decades ago.

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China researchers devise process to convert biomass to gasoline via one-step DME synthesis: DTG

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Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology have proposed a new process for the conversion of biomass to gasoline via a one-step DME synthesis (DTG: Dimethyl ether to gasoline). In a paper in the journal Fuel , they report a per-pass conversion of CO and the production capacity of gasoline of up to 45% and 4.4 The gasoline obtained from the pilot plant had a high octane number (RON>93).

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Should You Convert to a Commercial Electric Vehicle Fleet?

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Now it’s time to replace a fleets of commercial gasoline vehicles with electric vehicles. The post Should You Convert to a Commercial Electric Vehicle Fleet? The need for alternative forms of energy is growing every day and electric vehicle technology is overtaking.

Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for renewable gasoline plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC (Arbor Gas) will use Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for producing renewable gasoline at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility—expected to be operational by 2024—will produce 1,000 barrels per day of renewable gasoline with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Topsoe will supply the methanol synthesis technologies and the backend gasoline synthesis unit (TIGAS).

BMW invests in company aiming to produce zero net carbon gasoline

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BMW is investing in Prometheus Fuels, a company that plans to remove carbon-dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it into gasoline. Gasoline

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Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

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Summer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline. A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. We've listed the five convertibles with the best fuel economy here. Convertibles Fiat 500CIt's a small niche, to be sure, but buyers seeking plenty of sun and good fuel economy still have plenty of options.

BASF launches new Tri-Metal Catalyst, enabling partial substitution of palladium with platinum in catalytic converters

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BASF has successfully developed and tested an innovative Tri-Metal Catalyst technology that enables partial substitution of high-priced palladium with lower-priced platinum in light-duty gasoline vehicles without compromising emissions standards.

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Efficient one-pot process to convert bio-oil fractions to gasoline-range hydrocarbons

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A team at South China University of Technology has developed a one-pot process to convert the diesel distillate and residual oil fractions in bio-oil into high-quality fuels by catalytic hydrocracking with combined CoMoS/Al 2 O 3 and HZSM-5 catalysts. Xianwei Zheng, Jie Chang, Yan Fu (2015) “One-pot catalytic hydrocracking of diesel distillate and residual oil fractions obtained from bio-oil to gasoline-range hydrocarbon fuel,” Fuel , Volume 157, Pages 107-114, doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2015.05.002.

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Navy researchers convert 2,3-Butanediol to renewable gasoline, solvents, and fuel additives; dioxolanes

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comparable to high octane gasoline, and a volumetric net heat of combustion 34% higher than ethanol. g/100 mL—nearly an order of magnitude lower than the common gasoline oxygenate methyl tert-butyl ether. The dioxolane mixture has potential applications as a sustainable gasoline blending component, diesel oxygenate, and industrial solvent. 2016), “Renewable Gasoline, Solvents, and Fuel Additives from 2,3-Butanediol,” ChemSusChem doi: 10.1002/cssc.201600225.

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New catalytic method for converting algal oil to gasoline- or jet-fuel-range hydrocarbons

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A new catalytic method for converting algal oil to gasoline- or jet-fuel-range hydrocarbons has been developed by the research group of Prof. Branched hydrocarbons are good components for gasoline and jet fuels because of the high octane number, low freezing point and good stability. Keiichi Tomishige and Dr. Yoshinao Nakagawa from Tohoku University’s Department of Applied Chemistry, and Dr. Hideo Watanabe from the University of Tsukuba.

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Siluria and Wood launch Modus: process technology to convert low-value offgas into high-octane, low-sulfur gasoline blendstock

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Siluria Technologies, developer of a catalytic oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) process to convert natural gas into liquid fuels or petrochemical building blocks ( earlier post ), and Wood, a leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets, announced the availability of the Modus process technology for petroleum refiners.

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PBF considering $550M investment to convert idled refinery unit to renewable diesel production

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The Chalmette refinery predominantly produces gasoline, distillates and specialty chemicals. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and PBF Chalmette Refinery Manager Steven Krynski announced that the company is studying the possible conversion of an idled refinery unit into a renewable diesel production complex.

GTI and Haldor Topsøe report successful operation of $35M pilot plant for converting woody biomass to gasoline; vehicle testing starting

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Pilot plant integrating Carbona gasification with TIGAS syngas-to-gasoline process. on an integrated biorefinery to make renewable “drop-in” gasoline. The use of renewable gasoline could reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 92% when compared to conventional gasoline. First, a GTI-based Andritz-Carbona bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) biomass gasifier ( left ) converts wood into syngas.

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New Mo-doped Ni catalyst for SOFCs enhances use of fuels such as gasoline

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Researchers led by a team at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a unique and inexpensive nanoparticle catalyst that allows a solid-oxide fuel cell to convert logistic liquid fuels such as gasoline to electricity without stalling out during the electrochemical process.

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China team optimizes catalytic hydrogenation process to convert coal tar to gasoline and diesel

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Researchers in China report the production of gasoline and diesel from coal tar via an optimized catalytic hydrogenation using two serial fixed beds, the first with a hydrofining catalyst of MoNi/?-Al By hydrogenation, coal tar can be used as an alternative source of transportation fuel such as gasoline and diesel. Effect of pressure on properties of gasoline and diesel products. Flow diagram of coal tar hydrogenation process. Credit: ACS, Kan et al. Click to enlarge.

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Gevo develops process to convert isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel

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has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils—a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts from fermentation processes such as alcohol production—into renewable diesel. Gevo, Inc.

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Watch Zero Labs convert an old rusty truck into an EV in 24 hours

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The video offers evidence that classic gasoline or diesel vehicles from previous decades can successfully be converted to fully electric versions to help reduce emissions. more… The post Watch Zero Labs convert an old rusty truck into an EV in 24 hours appeared first on Electrek.

VW electric convertible, Volvo C40 Recharge debut, Nissan e-Hybrid efficiency: Today’s Car News

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Volvo reveals the first EV for its lineup that won’t get a gasoline equivalent. There aren’t any mass-market convertible electric cars. Nissan hits a 50% thermal efficiency with an engine set for hybrid duty.

Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco Refinery into world’s largest renewable fuels plant; 800M+ gallons per year

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The Phillips 66 Rodeo Renewed project would produce 680 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, renewable gasoline, and sustainable jet fuel.

UW Madison, ExxonMobil researchers convert alcohols to diesel-range ethers and olefins

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Researchers from the University of Wisconsin Madison and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering have devised a two-stage process by which an alcohol such as ethanol or 1-butanol can be converted with high yields into distillate-range ethers and olefins by combining Guerbet coupling (the coupling of two alcohol molecules) and intermolecular dehydration. Linear alcohols were converted at above 90% selectivity while branched alcohols were far more selective to olefins (65-75%).

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Dutch/Russian effort to commercialize new process to convert flared gas to gasoline via a DME pathway

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Topchiev Institute for Petrochemical Synthesis ( TIPS ) on marketing a new technology developed by TIPS to convert flared gases into hydrocarbon fuels such as gasoline. The conventional way to make gasoline from gas is to convert the gas to a synthesis gas, then into methanol, followed by conversion to straight-chain hydrocarbons and finally via reforming into a high-octane hydrocarbon blend.

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Adamas: China rare earth consumption for catalytic converters down on weak passenger vehicle production

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Vehicle exhaust gas catalysts comprising platinum-group metals are used in three-way catalytic converters of gasoline-powered vehicles to convert harmful pollutants in the vehicle’s exhaust stream into less harmful varieties. In a three-way catalytic converter, cerium oxide (along with small amounts of other light rare earth oxides) is commonly substituted for a fraction of the platinum-group metals used in both the reduction and oxidation catalysts.

2019 161

New Catalytic Process to Convert Cellulose Into Renewable Diesel and Gasoline

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison led by James Dumesic have developed a catalytic process to convert cellulose into liquid hydrocarbon fuels (diesel and gasoline), using a cascade strategy to achieve the progressive removal of oxygen from biomass, allowing the control of reactivity and facilitating the separation of products. In addition, pyrolysis could be employed to convert lignin and solid humins to bio-oils or to aromatic fuels.

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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As with all turbocharged diesel engines in the new Golf, the Golf GTD’s drive system is linked to two SCR catalytic converters connected in series (SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction).

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Study: 1 in 5 EV owners go back to gasoline, and home charging is a big issue

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Fortunately, most Americans who make the shift to an electric vehicle are converts for life. About 1 out of 5 drivers who go electric do shift back to gasoline. As we’ve heard in so many different ways from those who’ve seen the light, there’s no turning back.

Zhejiang team boosts gasoline-range products from Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

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Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis converts syngas to liquid fuels. A team at Zhejiang University in China has investigated the influence of rare-earth metal ions promotion on the F-T synthesis of gasoline-range hydrocarbons (GRHs, C 5 –C 12 hydrocarbons). Yexin Zhuo, Lingjun Zhu, Jiacheng Liang, Shurong Wang (2020) “Selective Fischer-Tropsch synthesis for gasoline production over Y, Ce, or La-modified Co/H-?,”

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Primus Green Energy, partner commission FEED study on new GTL plant; gasoline the end product

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along with a global petrochemical company as a joint venture partner, has commissioned a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study with IHI E&C International Corporation for a first of its kind natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas. Syngas-to-Gasoline. Primus Green Energy Inc.,

2019 195

Audi models in Europe now Euro 6d compliant; twin-dosing for diesel, GPFs for gasoline

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As of the beginning of 2021, Audi has converted its European vehicle range to the level of the Euro 6d emission standard. For cars with a gasoline engine, it is 60 milligrams per kilometer (96.9 The technology: twin dosing for diesel and particularly voluminous gasoline particulate filters. For the models with gasoline engines, the focus was on the carbon particles that are produced primarily in the event of a cold start.

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Corning hits 1-million-unit milestone with gasoline particulate filter production

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Corning Incorporated’s Environmental Technologies business reached a significant production milestone at its Kaiserslautern, Germany manufacturing facility with the production of its 1 millionth Corning DuraTrap GC gasoline particulate filter (GPF) for automotive emissions control. Corning adapted its successful diesel filter design to meet the needs of gasoline particulate filters. China will be the next market to introduce particulate filtration of gasoline engine exhaust.

2018 170

Bacterial enzyme converts carbon monoxide to hydrocarbons

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Researchers at Utah State University report on an engineered bacterial enzyme—a molybdenum (Mo) nitrogenase—capable of converting carbon monoxide into usable hydrocarbons in a reaction similar to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. But using this process, we may have the potential to produce such transportation fuels as diesel and gasoline that are readily adaptable to today’s vehicles.

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IH2 technology licensed for demonstration plant to convert woody biomass into drop-in hydrocarbon transportation fuels

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IH 2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermochemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural residues and municipal wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbon transportation fuels and/or blend stocks. Hydrogen production, converting light gases generated in the first stage to hydrogen in sufficient quantity to supply all process needs. IH 2 hydrocarbons produced from these feedstocks span the gasoline, jet and diesel range.

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PNNL/INL team assesses costs and GHG LCA for converting biomass to drop-in fuels via fast pyrolysis and upgrading

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Fuel life cycle GHGs for gasoline fuel blendstock from pyrolysis and upgrading. GHG reduction from the 2005 petroleum gasoline baseline of 93.08?g A team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Idaho National Laboratory has evaluated the process economics and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the conversion of 11 biomass feedstocks to produce transportation fuels via fast pyrolysis and then pyrolysis oil upgrading via hydrodeoxygenation.

2019 186

Enerkem, NREL team develops High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends

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In a paper presented at the 255 th National Meeting of the ACS, the team described an innovative integrated process to convert renewable and recycled carbon into High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline blends. Catalytic conversion of DME to High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends. The concentration of isoparaffins is higher than that of conventional gasoline. Renewable and recycled carbon for high octane low carbon gasoline (HOLCG) production at pilot scale.

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New process produces high-octane synthetic fuel from low-octane Fischer-Tropsch gasoline

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A team in Russia has developed a novel and simple strategy to produce high-octane synthetic fuel based on low-octane gasoline Fischer-Tropsch product via new two-stage processes in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis involving isomerization of alkenes and a methoxylation process. Flowchart for the processing of gasoline fraction of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

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Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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The converted F-150 will travel across the country from Kansas City to Seattle, WA, and back through the US, stopping along the way, to complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on 18 May, followed by a Homecoming event in Asheville, NC, on 23 May. Alliance’s new Engineered Conversion System, installed on a Bi-Fuel 2016 3.5-liter Ford F-150 V6, was converted to propane autogas almost 30 minutes faster than the predicted 2 hour window at the recent Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Converting Oil Shale to Gasoline via Alberta Taciuk Processor Results in Full Fuel Cycle GHG Emissions 1.5-1.75 Larger Than From Conventionally Produced Gasoline

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GHG emissions for ATP shale (low and high cases) and conventional gasoline in grams of CO 2 e per MJ of final fuel delivered. Converting oil shale to gasoline via the Alberta Taciuk Processor (ATP)—an above-ground shale retort—results in fuel-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of ~130-150 g CO 2 equivalent/MJ of gasoline produced, according to a new analysis by Dr. Adam Brandt at Stanford University. times larger than emissions from conventionally produced gasoline.

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City of Springfield, Illinois converts 24 vehicles to propane autogas

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to convert 24 police patrol cars and pickup trucks to clean burning propane autogas. When compared with gasoline, vehicles fueled by propane autogas emit 20% less NO x , 60% less carbon monoxide and up to 25% less greenhouse gases. CleanFUEL USA has partnered with the City of Springfield, Ill., We estimate our fuel savings in the first year alone to be more than $82,000.