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Assessment of mono and multi-objective optimization to design a hydrogen supply chain

De León Almaraz, Sofía and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine and Montastruc, Ludovic and Pibouleau, Luc and Baez Senties, Oscar Assessment of mono and multi-objective optimization to design a hydrogen supply chain. ( In Press: 2013) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. pp. 1-25. ISSN 0360-3199

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.07.059

Abstract

This work considers the potential future use of hydrogen in fuel cell electrical vehicles to face problems such as global warming, air pollution, energy security and competitiveness. The lack of current infrastructure has been identified as one of the main barriers to develop the hydrogen economy. This work is focused on the design of a hydrogen supply chain through mixed integer linear programming used to find the best solutions for a multiobjective optimization problem in which three objectives are involved, i.e., cost, global warming potential and safety risk. This problem is solved by implementing an 3-constraint method. The solution consists of a Pareto front, corresponding to different design strategies in the associated variable space. Multiple choice decision making is then recommended to find the best solution through an M-TOPSIS analysis. The model is applied to the Great Britain case study previously treated in the dedicated literature. Mono and multicriteria optimizations exhibit some differences concerning the degree of centralization of the network and the selection of the production technology type.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF can be found at International Journal of Hydrogen Energy website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319913018065
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Instituto Tecnologico de La Paz - ITLP (MEXICO)
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Deposited By: Vincent GERBAUD
Deposited On:15 Oct 2013 07:40

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