Design, Deployment and Operation of a Hydrogen Supply Chain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128111970

Design, Deployment and Operation of a Hydrogen Supply Chain

1st Edition

Editors: Catherine Azzaro-Pantel
Paperback ISBN: 9780128111970
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 352
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Design, Deployment and Operation of a Hydrogen Supply Chain introduces current energy system and the challenges that may hinder the large-scale adoption of hydrogen as an energy carrier. It covers the different aspects of a methodological framework for designing a HSC, including production, storage, transportation and infrastructure. Each technology’s advantages and drawbacks are evaluated, including their technology readiness level (TRL). The multiple applications of hydrogen for energy are presented, including use in fuel cells, combustion engines, as an alternative to natural gas and power to gas. Through analysis and forecasting, the authors explore deployment scenarios, considering the dynamic aspect of HSCs.

In addition, the book proposes methods and tools that can be selected for a multi-criteria optimal design, including performance drivers and economic, environmental and societal metrics. Due to its systems-based approach, this book is ideal for engineering professionals, researchers and graduate students in the field of energy systems, energy supply and management, process systems and even policymakers.

Key Features

  • Explores the key drivers of hydrogen supply chain design and performance evaluation, including production and storage facilities, transportation, information, sourcing, pricing and sustainability
  • Presents multi-criteria tools for the optimization of hydrogen supply chains and their integration in the overall energy system
  • Examines the available technology, their strengths and weaknesses, and their technology readiness levels (TRL), to draw future perspectives of hydrogen markets and propose deployment scenarios
  • Includes international case studies of hydrogen supply chains at various scales


Engineering professionals, researchers and graduate students in the field of energy systems, energy supply and management and process systems. Energy analysts, consultants

Table of Contents

  1. Hydrogen supply chain design
    2. Hydrogen production
    3. Hydrogen storage
    4. Hydrogen transportation
    5. Hydrogen infrastructure
    6. Multiple usages of hydrogen and hydrogen markets
    7. Electricity and the gas grids
    8. Methods and tools for HSC design
    9. Deterministic rigorous methods
    10. Stochastic optimization methods from mono-objective to multi-objective cases
    11. Life cycle assessment of HSC
    12. Modeling the uncertainty in hydrogen demand
    13. HSC case studies at various scales


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About the Editor

Catherine Azzaro-Pantel

Catherine Azzaro-Pantel, received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Institute National Polytechnique (INP), Toulouse, France. She is a Professor of Process Systems Engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (INP-ENSIACET), University of Toulouse, France, where she co-founded a master-level program in EcoEnergy. This program’s goal is to provide engineers with a state-of-the-art education in the area of advanced energy technologies and systems. Her research interests lie in the area of process systems engineering with specific focus on optimization methods for process design (deterministic and stochastic methods). Hydrogen supply chains have been the core of several of her research works for many years. She is the author or co-author of over a hundred scientific publications, including articles, conference proceedings, a book and several book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Process Systems Engineering at INP-ENSIACET, University of Toulouse, France

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