Design of Future Hydrogen Supply Chain: A Multi-Objective Model for Turkey

Geçici E., Erdoğan A., Güler M. G.

TUBA World Conference on Energy Science and Technolcogy (TUBA WCEST – 2021), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 12 August 2021, pp.208-209

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-209
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Fossil fuel reserves, which are the the main energy source in the transportation sector today, are being depleted very fast. In addition, they are the main source of carbon emissions as well. Researchers, therefore, are trying to exploit efficient energy resources and hydrogen is one of the best alternatives. However, usage of hydrogen depends heavily on infrastructures which is not well developed today. The lack of existing infrastructure has been identified as one of the main obstacles to developing hydrogen economy. This study addresses the design of Hydrogen Supply Chain (HSC) design problem of Turkey. The problem is modeled using a multi objective mixed integer programming (MIP) model and solved using the epsilon constraint method. The aim is to balance three objectives: (cost, carbon emission and safety risk). The results reveal that, it’s better to design a decentralized to develop a supply network that includes electrolysis production facilities to balance the cost, carbon emission and safety risk.