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A supply chain model to support the hydrogen economy

Using trucks as both storage and means of energy transmission reduces hydrogen supply chain costs and encourages green hydrogen production from variable renewable energy.

They used trucks in their model both as a means of fuel transmission and of storage — since hydrogen can be readily stored in idled trucks.

This tactic reduces costs in the hydrogen supply chain by about 9 percent by bringing down the need for other storage solutions. It can reduce the cost of the system and encourage renewable-based hydrogen production, instead of gas-based production.


  • Transportation & logistics
  • Power

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable transport

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Material sciences professional
  • Power engineer
  • Production or process engineer
  • Roads & road transportation engineer

Innovation sector

  • Environmental sciences
  • Material sciences
  • Renewable energy sciences