March 26, 2022
This project will develop a web-based tool which is convenient and intuitive to use. It will be adaptable to variable user inputs and supply chain component preferences and will output a detailed overview of the dispensed hydrogen total (and component) costs as well as collective technological readiness. Currently such cost estimate forecasting is largely done on a case by case basis. Given the number of potential technologies, resources and costs associated with the four stages of the supply chain, the number of potential value chains is very large; hence the tool will focus the economic assessment on a subset of chains as dictated by user preferences and selected input data. As such the tool will allow industry to rapidly and quantitatively consider different hydrogen supply chain scenarios.
Having established the tool, the project will progress various specific hydrogen supply chain scenarios as supplied by the sponsoring industrial partners, so as to develop case studies to demonstrate its worth. The final task will consider options to sustain the tool such that it is up-to-date and hence remains relevant for the foreseeable future.
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