Hydrogen Supply Chain

Hydrogen Supply Chain

Design, Deployment and Operation

1st Edition - August 18, 2018

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  • Editor: Catherine Azzaro-Pantel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128111987
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111970

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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 as a pillar of the energy transition
    2. Hydrogen Supply Chain Design: key technological components and sustainable assessment
    3. Assessment of selected hydrogen supply chains – Factors determining the overall GHG emissions
    4. Hydrogen production from biogas reforming: an overview on steam reforming, dry reforming, dual reforming and tri-reforming of methane
    5. Hydrogen storage for mobile application – Technologies and their assessment
    6. Lowering energy spending and costs for hydrogen transportation and distribution
    7. Hydrogen applications: overview of the key economic issues and perspectives
    8. Social aspects of H2 supply chains - Hydrogen technologies genesis and development. The cas of Myrte plateform
    9. Hydrogen and Power-to-Gas – Concepts and Demonstration
    10. Methods and tools for HSC design
    11. Multi-objective life cycle optimisation of hydrogen supply chains
    12. Engineering robust strategy for solving optimization problems of refinery hydrogen system
    13. Optimal design of refinery hydrogen system with purification units
    14. Meta-modeling of Hydrogen Supply Chains: a Programmable Structure based representation
    15. Life cycle assessment of hydrogen supply chain – A case study for Japanese automotive use
    16. Risk analysis of complex hydrogen suply chain

Product details

  • No. of pages: 588
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: August 18, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128111987
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111970

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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