Balancing Costs, Safety and CO2 Emissions in the Design of Hydrogen Supply Chains

Anton Ochoa Bique*, Leonardo K.K. Maia, Fabio La Mantia, Davide Manca, Edwin Zondervan

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In this work, a novel strategy for the design of a hydrogen supply chain (HSC) network for Germany is presented for minimum daily supply costs, minimum mitigation costs of CO2 and maximum network safety. The proposed model is a mixed integer linear program that is solved with the Advanced Integrated Multidimensional Modeling System (AIMMS). The model is solved as a multi-criterion decision making problem, where three objectives (costs, safety and environmental impact) are balanced. The results show that hydrogen as type of fuel has potential to replace carbon-based fuels in the near future. Implementation of decentralized hydrogen production plant based on water electrolysis may compete with coal-based dominant technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-608
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering 2018 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 10 Jun 201813 Jun 2018
Conference number: 28


  • fuel infrastructures
  • Hydrogen supply chain design
  • Mixed integer linear programming
  • Multi-objective optimization


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