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Design and Optimization of Hydrogen Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future

De-León Almaraz, Sofía and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine Design and Optimization of Hydrogen Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future. (2017) In: Hydrogen Economy. Elsevier, 85-120. ISBN 978-0-12-811132-1

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811132-1.00004-3


The lack of existing infrastructure for hydrogen deployment is largely reported in the dedicated literature. The aim of this chapter is to present and define various pathways and technologies that can be followed to model the hydrogen supply chain (HSC) through supply chain management (SCM) concepts to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors so that hydrogen can be distributed at the right quantities, to the right locations and, at the right time, in order to optimize the main criteria (e.g., cost, risk, etc.). The modeling approaches of the HSC are described through a literature review. The pathway toward a hydrogen economy and more particularly here toward the use of hydrogen as an energy vector must encompass a broad range of items concerning the three pillars of sustainability based on economic, environmental, and social impacts. SCM models can be used to design improved business pathways which could result in reduced environmental impact while being also economically achievable. It is highlighted that more efforts can be done in fields such as demand uncertainty and social perception related to hydrogen.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
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