Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Network planning of fuelling service stations in a near-term competitive scenario of the hydrogen economy

Contents:

Author Info

  • Bersani, Chiara
  • Minciardi, Riccardo
  • Sacile, Roberto
  • Trasforini, Eva
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Hydrogen can be viewed as the flexible automotive fuel of the future. However, many issues related to its use have not been sufficiently investigated. One such issue concerns hydrogen logistics and distribution throughout a territory. One near-term scenario over the next decade is likely to include distribution procedures that are similar to those currently used for petrol products. In this scenario, the conversion of petrol service stations into hydrogen distribution points will progressively be implemented. Petrol companies will then represent one of the major categories of hydrogen producers. They will thus have to select, from a cost/benefit standpoint that accounts for competing companies expected to offer the same service throughout a territory, the most convenient and effective locations for hydrogen distribution. The current paper presents a model for planning a network of service stations of a given company within a competitive framework. A case study of a specific territory in northern Italy is presented and discussed.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V6Y-4S21TPC-3/2/13521911200e4155b75aeb1f828e67f3
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 43 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 55-71

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:eee:soceps:v:43:y:2009:i:1:p:55-71

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/seps

    Related research

    Keywords: Hydrogen economy Hydrogen logistics Hydrogen transport Decision support systems Optimisation;

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Hariga, Moncer A. & Al-Ahmari, Abdulrahman & Mohamed, Abdel-Rahman A., 2007. "A joint optimisation model for inventory replenishment, product assortment, shelf space and display area allocation decisions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 181(1), pages 239-251, August.
    2. Weinert, Jonathan X. & Shaojun, Liu & Ogden, Joan M & Jianxin, Ma, 2007. "Hydrogen refueling station costs in Shanghai," Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series qt7s18w7b3, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis.
    3. Nicholas, Michael A & Ogden, Joan M, 2007. "Detailed Analysis of Urban Station Siting for California Hydrogen Highway Network," Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series qt6fz389tw, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis.
    4. El-Darzi, Elia & Mitra, Gautam, 1995. "Graph theoretic relaxations of set covering and set partitioning problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 109-121, November.
    5. Kuby, Michael & Lim, Seow, 2005. "The flow-refueling location problem for alternative-fuel vehicles," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 125-145, June.
    6. Nicholas, Michael A & Ogden, Joan M, 2007. "Detailed Analysis of Urban Station Siting for California Hydrogen Highway Network," Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series qt25n372jd, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis.
    7. ReVelle, C. S. & Eiselt, H. A., 2005. "Location analysis: A synthesis and survey," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 165(1), pages 1-19, August.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:soceps:v:43:y:2009:i:1:p:55-71. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.