Through the Propane Education & Research Council the propane industry funds the development of innovative technology. The new technologies — including combined heating and power systems, irrigation engines and on-road vehicles — have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve operational and equipment efficiency, and provide consumers with more choices. The Propane Education & Research Council receives funding by an assessment or “check-off” on each gallon of odorized propane gas, and uses these resources to fund programs and projects that enhance the future of propane technology and the industry as a whole.