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The World LPG Challenge is a new start-up competition launched by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) in 2019. The start-up Challenge is a competition designed to seek fresh solutions to industry challenges from people who work in the start-up community, outside of the LPG industry.

Traditionally the LPG industry has relied on expertise from within the industry to tackle their challenges. Many of the future challenges that the industry will face will demand new thinking from people with fresh, smart minds who are perhaps outside of the LPG industry.

The success of the first competition in 2019 resulted in a decision by the WLPGA to run the Challenge in future as an annual event. The World LPG Challenge ’20 will continue to aim to encourage the start-up community to bring innovative solutions to help solve one of the biggest challenges facing the LPG industry.

Hosted during e-LPG Week on Thursday 5th November, the World LPG Challenge ‘20 is a call to companies and start-ups to engage with the LPG industry in order to solve a challenge.

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What to Expect in 2020?

Responsible Energy Future

LPG is a fossil-based fuel but when it is used as a fuel and burnt in the industrial, commercial, agricultural and transport sectors, it produces very low emissions compared to traditional fossil fuels such as diesel, gasoline and fuel oil. How can LPG play a role in a responsible energy future when it carries the fossil tag? What can be done to convince policy makers that using LPG instead of dirty, higher carbon, fuels is actually a major step towards a zero carbon world?

We want to hear your ideas that presents LPG as a solution, rather than a problem, towards a responsible energy future. Ideas that supports the notion that LPG is a valuable energy that contributes towards a zero-carbon world. They might include:

  • Arguments for presenting the case for LPG (e.g. an App that provides for carbon tracking and modelling);
  • Exciting ideas to link LPG to renewable energy futures (e.g. linking solar powered electricity to produce bio-LPG); Innovative solutions that utilise the digital world to demonstrate the benefits of using LPG (e.g. a website to provide an assessment of what it means in emissions to make a life choice.

There will be many other ideas. We’d like to hear from you.

Why Attend?

Taking up the Challenge is an opportunity for start-up companies to engage with the LPG industry and present new solutions to the presented challenge. All the finalists will be offered a complimentary pass to LPG Week in Dubai including access to the World LPG Forum. In addition the finalists will be provided with a complimentary pop-up booth within the exhibition hall. The winners of the World LPG Challenge will receive a financial prize from a total prize pool in excess of $20,000.

Who Should Attend?

Members of the global start-up community, and other stakeholders who are outside of the LPG industry, with innovative solutions to the challenge topic.

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How to Apply?

The World LPG Challenge’20 is launched. Get all details to take part in the competition here: www.f6s.com/worldlpgchallenge20

Submissions will be screened during the third quarter of 2020 when the finalists will be selected. Each finalist will be advised to prepare a short presentation in preparation of the pitch off during e-LPG Week. The judging panel will screen the finalists and the final three will pitch off in front of a live virtual audience who will select the winner.

Important Dates

  • Applications Open: 2nd March – 30th September 2020
  • Finalists Screening and Selection: 30th September – 31st October 2020
  • Final pitch during e-LPG Week: 5th November 2020


Three finalists will be selected to pitch off against each other on Thursday 5th November 2020.

This will take place during e-LPG Week where a live virtual audience, expected to be thousands, will select the winner.

Each of the three finalists will receive a complimentary pass to e-LPG Week and be provided with a virtual popup booth in the virtual exhibition to promote their solution to a focused audience seeking answers to the responsible energy future facing the LPG industry. All three finalists who pitch off on Thursday 5th November will share a prize pool of over $20,000.

The overall winner will also receive a complimentary pass to LPG Week 2021 in New Delhi.


World LPG Challenge'19

The international start-up community were asked to address the following challenge:

‘As technologies continue to advance, and new training and education solutions emerge, there will be opportunities for the LPG industry to launch new safety solutions and new safety training opportunities supported by a refreshed safety culture. Enter the World LPG Challenge ’19 and present your ideas on how the LPG industry can achieve this!’

Three finalists were selected by the international steering committee from the numerous submissions received and they were asked to pitch off against each other during the World LPG Forum in Amsterdam during September 2019. All three finalists took the opportunity after the pitch off to engage with delegates at the World LPG Forum to have deeper discussions about their initiatives to explore new opportunities within the industry.

Want to Support & Sponsor the World LPG Challenge'20?

Contact David Tyler: dtyler@wlpga.org or André Pimentel: andre.pimentel@anova.com