Project: Metrology for biogas

As the EU’s natural gas resources continue to decline, it is becoming increasingly dependent on imported natural gas. In response, the European Commission has issued directives and targets to support the use of biogas and encourage the diversification of the European natural gas supply. These targets specify that by 2020, 20 % of energy consumption should come from renewable sources and biofuels should provide at least 10 % of transport petrol and diesel consumption. There is now an urgent need to significantly increase the amount of biogas injected into natural gas transport and distribution grids, but this cannot happen until robust and reliable measurements are available to assess the quality of the gases. This project will develop and validate methods so that the gas industry can reliably measure key properties of biogas and biomethane. This will result in the increased use of these renewable fuels throughout the EU and improve the security of the energy supply.

Acronym ENG54 Biogas (Reference Number: ENG54)
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 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
5 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
6 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
7 Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedelyezesi Hivatal Partner Hungary
8 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
11 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
12 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
13 HC Photonics Corporation Limited Observer Taiwan
14 Universidad De Valladolid Spain
15 Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques ineris France