2020. This study’s main objective, within its scope, is to make a first approach to the replacement of bunker fuels used in the Paraguay – Paraná Waterway with more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy alternatives. To do this, replacement options such as natural gas, electricity or hydrogen were evaluated. However, considering the feasibility and current trends, the analysis of the potential substitution by Natural Gas has been deepened. It should be noted that a complete life cycle analysis was not performed to determine the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of the fuel alternatives that were evaluated.
Year of publication: 2021