As with many new technologies or cargoes, the smaller the supply chain, the higher the cost, limiting the return on investment, or indeed case for investment at all. The model being designed on the basis of information generated in other work packages will help identify ways to facilitate supply at an economical level for businesses to adopt the fuel and provide the service.
Work Package includes an economic & social impact assessment of the benefit of local businesses and services, jobs and employment, as well as the benefit to public health. Using the Thames as a proxy for other inland waterways, ports and harbours in order to create a usable model for the different types of chemical carriage options and modes of vessel (both autonomous and return freight) to provide hydrogen by vessel into the capital and the South East.
Image: Hydrogen Fuel Supply Chain