Dr Ramin Raeesi, interim director of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation (CLHO) and Technology, Innovation Management, and Enterprise (TIME) Research Centre member at KBS has been awarded The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Network-H2 Flexible Fund grant.
The £50,000 grant has been awarded to Dr Raeesi to collaborate with research investigators from Cranfield University, Heriot-Watt University, University of Exeter and the University of Durham to undertake a research project entitled “Techno-economic feasibility study of hydrogen-fuelled freight transport”.
The research project adopts a multidisciplinary approach towards building a technoeconomic model for understanding the economics of hydrogen utilisation for land based freight transport in Great Britain.
The study will explore the Hydrogen Fuel Supply Chain (HFSC) and its linkage to the hydrogen demand side (i.e. hydrogen end-users in land-based freight) and builds a prototype HFSC model that can be used for the assessment of different pathway and technology-driven scenarios over short, medium and long-term horizons.