Virginia Fleets Have Access to Renewable Propane with New State Contract

February 12, 2024
Image courtesy of Alliance Autogas.

A new state contract brought forth by James Madison University provides vehicle fleets in the Commonwealth of Virginia with new pricing on propane autogas vehicle conversion equipment, in addition to access to renewable propane autogas. Blossman Gas is the equipment and fueling partner on the contract, available to all fleets in Virginia.

Autogas, the name given to propane when used as a vehicle fuel, is the third most widely used alternative fuel globally, with more than 28 million vehicles on the road worldwide. Blossman Gas is a founding member of Alliance AutoGas, a cooperative providing EPA-certified autogas vehicle conversion equipment to US fleets. “Autogas is a proven and viable solution for fleets in the Commonwealth of Virginia today, and we are excited to offer this additional opportunity for reduced emissions with a renewable autogas component,” said Steve McCoy, VP of Business Development with Blossman Gas. 

With the contract, those using conventional propane autogas can purchase an up to 20% renewable autogas blend, reducing harmful emissions such as carbon and particulate matter even further. Nearly identical to conventional propane in terms of its chemical structure and physical properties, there is only one exception with renewable propane: it is not a fossil fuel. As a result, renewable propane solves a variety of environmental challenges in addition to providing the benefits of conventional propane. Renewable propane offers sustainability benefits through reductions in carbon intensity (CI) versus traditional fossil-based transportation fuels. CI is the amount of carbon by weight emitted per unit of energy. Renewable propane is estimated to have one of the lowest CI levels. 

“Propane autogas is a widely available fuel used in public and private fleets in Virginia and I’m so glad to have this fuel on state contract,” said Alleyn Harned, Executive Director of Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University. “It is exciting for JMU to launch a statewide contract for this renewable fuel option.”

View the new state contract here.