April 24, 2020

Zoom Seminar: The Race to Zero Emissions in Transportation

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

Zoom Seminar

Speaker(s)

Tucker Perkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, Propane Education & Research Council

Abstract

Conventional thinking suggests the path to zero emissions will be built around hydrogen or electric vehicles. Is it possible that low carbon fuels like natural gas or propane could get to zero at scale faster? What about renewable components like renewable natural gas or renewable blends? Where is technology heading for major innovation in engine design, fuel blends, and infrastructure? How does environmental justice benefit from choosing low carbon, American fuels?

Biographical Sketch

Tucker Perkins is President and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), a nonprofit funded and operated by the U.S. propane industry. PERC promotes the safe, efficient use of propane through safety, training, research and development, and consumer education programs. Perkins joined PERC five years ago as Chief Business Development Officer and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer before the Council named him President and CEO.

Perkins has worked in the propane industry for nearly thirty years in a variety of roles for both large national companies and small regional propane marketers.  He is active with many organizations aligned with PERC, including National Propane Gas Association, the Industrial Truck Association, the Outdoor Power institute, and the World LP Gas Association.

A Virginia Tech graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Perkins earned his MBA from the University of Richmond.