Project: Metrological support for LNG custody transfer and transport fuel applications

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a cost-effective alternative for pipeline gas when transported over large distances or for countries without a developed pipeline infrastructure. The potential use of LNG as a transport fuel could also offer a cleaner way to power cars and ships. Measurements of the energy contained within LNG have higher uncertainties than similar measurements of other fuels such as gasoline or natural gas. Reduction in the uncertainty is needed for the development of LNG as a transport fuel, which is one of the pillars of the EU clean fuel strategy. This project will reduce measurement uncertainties by half, which will have an economic impact of €150 million and €500 million per year on the total amount of imported LNG in Europe and worldwide respectively. The project will therefore support fair trade due to fewer balancing errors and increased transparency for buyers. The use of LNG as a transport fuel will lead to a reduction in CO2, SO2, NO2 and particle emissions.

Acronym ENG60 LNG II (Reference Number: ENG60)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 VSL B.V. Coordinator Netherlands
2 Césame-Exadébit SA Partner France
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 FORCE Technology Partner Denmark
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Justervesenet Partner Norway
7 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
8 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
9 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
10 Shell Global Solutions International B.V. Observer Netherlands
11 Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum Germany
12 Technische Universitaet Braunschweig Germany