The Department of Energy (DOE) is eyeing the use of Auto-Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as alternative fuel on jeepneys.
“Our goal is to enhance the energy supply security through fuel diversification using LPG as clean alternative fuel for transport like jeepneys,” DOE Senior Science Research Specialist Roselle Ibuna said during the recently concluded Multi-Sectoral Forum on Energy Sector Innovations through the use of Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies.
With the growing number of Auto-LPG operated taxis and dispensing stations nationwide, DOE is now encouraging jeepney drivers and operators to make the switch.
Ibuna emphasized that LPG is safe and environment-friendly contrary to the common belief of explosive, toxic and harmful to health.
Also, she cited that this technology could contribute to climate change mitigation through the reduction of CO2 emission and greenhouse gasses.
“We are also trying to look at the Original Equipment Manufactured vehicles or built-in Auto-LPG vehicles, no conversion needed,” Ibuna furthered.
Meanwhile, DOE has tapped different government agencies as technical working group members to enforce the accredited conversion of Auto-LPG, harmonize and streamline government procedures in the use of LPG as fuel.
“In the long run, non-renewable resources like gasoline and diesel might deplete if we solely depend on them as our energy source, let’s support the Auto-LPG operated jeepneys,” she emphasized.