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Costs and emissions assessment of a Blue Corridor in a Brazilian reality: The use of liquefied natural gas in the transport sector

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Author(s):
Mouette, Dominique [1] ; Machado, Pedro Gerber [2] ; Fraga, Denis [2] ; Peyerl, Drielli [2] ; Borges, Raquel Rocha [3] ; Felipe Brito, Thiago Luis [2] ; Shimomaebara, Lena Ayano [1] ; dos Santos, Edmilson Moutinho [2]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts Sci & Humanities EACH, Rua Arlindo Bettio, 1000 Vila Guaraciaba, BR-03828000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, IEE, Av Prof Luciano Gualberto, 1289 Vila Univ, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Philosophy Literature & Human Sci FFLCH, 717 Vila Univ, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Science of The Total Environment; v. 668, p. 1104-1116, JUN 10 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Technical, economic, social and environmental conditions are turning natural gas into a feasible solution for sustainable transportation systems in the State of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Blue Corridors are routes that aim to enable the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy vehicles as a substitute to Diesel oil. Therefore, this work proposes four scenarios for a Blue Corridor in the State of Sao Paulo and analyzes its environmental and economic impacts. The results are presented in cartographical figures and show that LNG costs up to 40% less than diesel, while reducing CO2 equivalent emissions by up to 5.2%. Particulate matter (PM) emissions are reduced by 88%, nitrogen oxides (NOx ) by 75% and hydrocarbon emissions are eliminated. However, despite the economic and environmental advantages presented in the results of this study, LNG still faces regulatory barriers that must be addressed in order to allow its widespread use in the transportation sector. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/18208-8 - Transitions in energy history: development and new perspectives about the natural gas in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants