Chapter 3

Critical Factors and Cause–Effect Analysis for Enhancing the Sustainability of Hydrogen Supply Chain

Alessandro Manzardo, Jingzheng Ren, Sara Toniolo and Antonio Scipioni,    University of Padova, Padova, Italy


The enhancement of sustainability of hydrogen supply chain is of vital importance for the stakeholders/decision-makers to design a sustainable hydrogen supply chain. The objective of this chapter is to develop a method for prioritizing the influential factors, identifying the key driving factors that influence the sustainability of hydrogen supply chain and mapping the cause–effect relationships to improve the sustainability of hydrogen supply chain. In this chapter, 37 criteria in 4 aspects including economic, technological, ...

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