Toward the Optimization of Hydrogen, Ammonia, and Methanol Supply Chains Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2019, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Despite the development of renewable energy technologies becoming more economically favorable, their implementation on a large scale is still decades away. In the meantime, hybrid energy systems (fossil fuel & renewable based) are required as transitional bridges to the future. Renewable energy systems also suffer from temporal and geographical variability issues. Chemical storage in hydrogen-dense compounds is a potential solution. A multi-period planning optimization model of hydrogen networks in California is constructed to analyze its deployment as a transitional energy system for replacing vehicle fuel. A supply chain optimization model of ammonia and methanol networks in Texas is built to understand the future economic viability of chemically storing renewable energy to displace electricity generated from fossil fuels. Results indicate that both are promising viable candidates for transitional and future energy systems.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ogumerem, G. S., Tso, W. W., Demirhan, C. D., Lee, S. Y., Song, H. E., & Pistikopoulos, E. N.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Ogumerem, Gerald S||Tso, William W||Demirhan, C Doga||Lee, Seung Y||Song, Han E||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N

publication date

  • January 2019