From waste to hydrogen: An optimal design of energy production and distribution network

Nathan Parker, Yueyue Fan, Joan Ogden

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Abstract

This paper focuses on evaluating the economic potential and infrastructure requirements of hydrogen production from agricultural residues, a representative green energy pathway. A mixed-integer nonlinear programming model is constructed for finding the most efficient and economical configuration of the whole pathway. Using northern California case studies, we found that hydrogen from agricultural wastes can be delivered at costs similar to producing hydrogen from natural gas, a non-renewable energy source. The potential impact of this energy pathway on local freight transport is also discussed depending on the choice of hydrogen delivery mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-545
Number of pages12
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Facility location
  • Freight transport
  • Hydrogen infrastructure
  • Logistics network design
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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