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Hydrogen supply chain design

Abstract : This thesis contributes to the deployment of the hydrogen infrastructures by proposing new strategies based on optimization approaches. A state of the art on the design of the hydrogen supply chain has been previously carried out, and allows to identify in the literature two research perspectives.The first one concerns the coverage of the entire supply chain, on the one hand upstream at the level of the location of raw material suppliers and the supply of production centres (transport aspect), and on the other hand downstream at the level of the location of distribution points (refueling stations) and their supply (transport). To integrate these components, a new planning model is developed. It merges the classical models, more precisely an HSCND (Hydrogen Supply Chain Network Design) model at the central level, i.e. at the level of production and storage, and an HSRP (Hydrogen Refueling Station Planning) model at the end of the chain, which considers distribution. This new model also integrates the consideration of supply sources. It is expressed as a mixed number integer linear program, with the objective of minimizing the least cost of hydrogen (LCOH). Its interest is validated by a case study representing Franche-Comté in France.The second research area explored is the integration of the strategic and tactical decision-making levels. The aim is to simultaneously optimize the location of refueling stations and the routes to supply these stations, by considering as actuated the decisions previously taken from the supply sources to the hydrogen production centers. The objective is to maximize the refueling demand flow captured, while minimizing the total daily cost. Two metaheuristic algorithms are developed to solve this problem, one based on an adaptive large neighbourhood search, the other on a genetic algorithm. The proposed model and algorithms are applied to the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in France.
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Lei Li. Hydrogen supply chain design. Automatic Control Engineering. Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 2020. English. ⟨NNT : 2020UBFCA005⟩. ⟨tel-02866608⟩



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