Hydrogen Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128111321, 9780128111338

Hydrogen Economy

1st Edition

Supply Chain, Life Cycle Analysis and Energy Transition for Sustainability

Editors: Antonio Scipioni Alessandro Manzardo Jingzheng Ren
eBook ISBN: 9780128111338
Paperback ISBN: 9780128111321
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th May 2017
Page Count: 328
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Hydrogen Economy: Supply Chain, Life Cycle Analysis and Energy Transition for Sustainability explores the challenges for the transition into a sustainable hydrogen economy. In this book, experts from various academic backgrounds discuss the tools and methodologies for the analysis, planning, design and optimization of hydrogen supply chains. They examine the available technologies for hydrogen production, storage, transport, distribution and energy conversion, providing a cross cutting perspective on their sustainability.

Environmental, social and economic aspects are considered, allowing for a more complete life cycle assessment of the entire supply chain. Methods and frameworks for multi-criteria decision making for the sustainable implementation of hydrogen systems are also covered. Providing a broad overview of the subject and well-recognized tools to manage hydrogen sustainability, this book is a useful resource for engineering researchers and PhD students in energy, environmental and industrial areas, energy economy researchers, practicing hydrogen energy engineers and technicians, energy and environmental consultants, life cycle assessment practitioners and consultants.

Key Features

  • Provides a broad perspective of the issues related to environmental, social and economic sustainability of hydrogen energy and its future perspectives
  • Presents the current applied research and available tools for managing and assessing hydrogen energy sustainability, such as LCA, optimization, multi-criteria decision making and supply chain optimization
  • Explores how experts in the field handle all issues related to the application of life cycle assessment for hydrogen production, storage, transport, distribution and end use


Engineering researchers and PhD students in energy, environmental and industrial areas, energy economy researchers, hydrogen energy practicioners (engineers and technicians), energy and environmental consultants, life cycle assessment practitioners and consultants

Table of Contents

  1. The Role of Hydrogen Energy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
       Jingzheng Ren, Suzhao Gao, Hanwei Liang, Shiyu Tan and Lichun Dong
    2. Introduction of Hydrogen Routines
       Di Xu, Lichun Dong and Jingzheng Ren
    3. Critical Factors and Cause_Effect Analysis for Enhancing the Sustainability of Hydrogen Supply Chain
       Alessandro Manzardo, Jingzheng Ren, Sara Toniolo and Antonio Scipioni
    4. Design and Optimization of Hydrogen Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future
       Sofía De-León Almaraz and Catherine Azzaro-Pantel
    5. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Hydrogen Energy Technologies
       Antonella Petrillo, Fabio De Felice, Elio Jannelli and Mariagiovanna Minutillo
    6. Life Cycle Assessment of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: A Review
       Sonia Longo, Maurizio Cellura, Francesco Guarino, Marco Ferraro, Vincenzo Antonucci and Gaetano Squadrito
    7. Social Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Energy Technologies
       Rosana Adami Mattioda, Pâmela Teixeira Fernandes, JosLuiz Casela and Osiris Canciglieri Junior
    8. Comparison of Different Multicriteria Decision-Making Methodologies for Sustainability Decision Making
       Hanwei Liang, Jingzheng Ren, Suzhao Gao, Liang Dong and Zhiqiu Gao
    9. Sustainability Decision Support Framework for the Prioritization of Hydrogen Energy Systems
       Jingzheng Ren, Di Xu, Huan Cao, Shun’an Wei, Lichun Dong and Michael E. Goodsite
    10. Opportunities and Future Challenges in Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development
       Yi Dou, Lu Sun, Jingzheng Ren and Liang Dong


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About the Editor

Antonio Scipioni

Antonio Scipioni

Antonio Scipioni, University of Padova. Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department. He is the Director of CESQA, a leading research group with outstanding research results in the field of environmental and energy management. He is the member of the national committee on environment that approve standards on environmental management issues. He has managed as scientific director several European funded projects for the University of Padova with partners from all over Europe and with a specific focus on Energy issues and sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Padova, Italy

Alessandro Manzardo

Alessandro Manzardo

Alessandro Manzardo, University of Padova. Senior associate researcher in the field of footprint and sustainability assessment. He is the chair of the Italian committee at the ISO/TC 207 committee on ISO standards related to environment. He is active member in several UNEP-Life Cycle Initiative processes on the definition of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability methods (e.g. Footprints). He has scored several papers on energy related topics with specific focus on Hydrogen Energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Associate Researcher, University of Padova, Italy

Jingzheng Ren

Jingzheng Ren

Dr. Jingzheng Ren, Assistant Professor of Modelling for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong SAR. Dr. Jingzheng Ren, he has ever been nominated as non-resident Research Fellow of Institute for Security & Development Policy (Sweden), Guest Researcher in Quality and Environmental Research Centre in the University of Padua (Italy), Part-time Professor in Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (China), and Adjunct Researcher in Chongqing University (China) for his excellent performances in academics. He is an expert of Engineering Operations Management and an Energy Scientist. He also serves as the Associate Editor of SCI indexed Journal-Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Associate Editor of Renewable Energy & Sustainable Development, and Guest Editors of several leading SCI indexed international Journals. His research focuses on Process System Engineering for better Sustainability. Recently he has specialized in developing mathematical models for solving energy and environmental problems and promoting sustainability transition. He has also authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in the leading refereed journals i.e. AIChE J, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Renewable Energy, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere. He edited a book focusing on hydrogen energy published by Elsevier, contributed more than 10 book chapters, and he is now editing another three books which will be published by Elsevier. Many of his papers have been selected as the Essential Science Indicators top 1% highly cited papers or identified and highlighted as the Key Scientific Article contributing to the excellence in Energy research. He was interviewed by the most read newspaper in Denmark, Jyllands-Posten, in the column of famous names in Denmark and was also featured in the Ny Viden magazine. For his excellence Energy and Sustainability Engineering, he is recurrently invited to give lectures in many countries, i.e. Japan, Italy, China, Greece, Switzerland, Finland, and Sweden.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, SAR, China

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