The problem of locating hydrogen facilities for the maritime transportation sector in Norway is studied in this recent publication by Sarka Stadlerova and her supervisor Peter Schütz. Two scenarios are modeled: demand only from the maritime sector and demand from the whole transportation sector in Norway. The results show that the scenario with higher demand does not lead to a higher number of built facilities due to the economies of scale. The model with higher flexibility leads to higher capacity utilization in the first periods and thus significantly lower production costs. The results further indicate that the initial demand is too low to build a steam methane reforming facility, instead only electrolysis facilities are built in both scenarios and both models.
The full-length article, published in Computational Logistics, ICCL 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13004, can be found here.