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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
Paperback ISBN: 9780128111321
eBook ISBN: 9780128111338
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th 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 Editors

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

Jingzheng Ren is Assistant Professor of Modelling for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He has also been nominated as adjunct/honorary associate professor of University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) and associated senior research fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (Stockholm, Sweden). Prof. Ren serves as board member of several scientific journals and published more than 150 papers, authored 1 book, edited more than 10 books and published more than 40 book chapters. His research focuses on process system engineering for better sustainability and mathematical models for solving energy and environmental problems and promoting sustainability transition

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

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