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Online training: New metrological methods for biofuels analysis

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EMPIR project makes online training course available free of charge

The project

EMPIR project New metrological methods for biofuel materials analysis (19ENG09, BIOFMET) is working to support the introduction of faster, more accurate calculations of calorific value for solid and liquid biofuels. The consortium is studying new measurement methods and developing advanced traceable measurement standards. The outcomes of the project will lead to opportunities for improved fuel quality control and comparability, that will support the transition to cleaner energy sources.

Online training course

This training course aims to introduce important metrology concepts and present the work developed within the BIOFMET project.


The course consists of five modules according to the different topics covered by the project. Each module has a series of videos, lasting between 5 and 20 minutes, with presentations and laboratory equipment demonstrations. The modules are:

Module 1 – Measurement and metrology fundamentals
Module 2 – Moisture and water content measurements
Module 3 – Impurity content measurements
Module 4 – Calorific value measurements
Module 5 – Biomass sampling

The target audience for this course is biofuel producers, biofuel users and those who work with the measurement of parameters of solid and liquid biofuels.

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This EMPIR project is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.

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