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Metrology for hydrogen vehicles

Short Name: MetroHyVe, Project Number: 16ENG01
Image showing the rear end of a hydrogen fuel cell car
Rear end of a hydrogen fuel cell car

New measurements will enable fair pricing and quality assurance for greener hydrogen vehicles

Hydrogen is one of the most promising alternative fuels for future energy and transport applications, offering to increase energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To support its use as a low carbon transport fuel, an extensive infrastructure for hydrogen-powered vehicles is currently in development across Europe. However, the hydrogen industry cannot yet meet the measurement requirements of legislation surrounding the use of hydrogen fuel, due to a lack of methods and standards.


This project developed methods, standards and calibration facilities to ensure accurate flow metering and fair pricing for customers at refuelling stations, and methods, reference gases and online analysers provide quality assurance and control of the hydrogen dispensed. These results support the uptake of low-emission hydrogen vehicles and the growth of Europe’s hydrogen economy by increasing confidence among both manufacturers and consumers.


EMPIR project 19ENG04 MetroHyVe 2 builds on this work.


Coordinator: Arul Murugan (NPL)


For more information, please contact the EURAMET Management Support Unit:

Phone: +44 20 8943 6666


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Other Participants
AP2E SAS (France)
Cascade Technologies Limited (United Kingdom)
Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt (Switzerland)
Fundacion para el desarrollo de las nuevas tecnologias del Hidrogeno en Aragon (Spain)
Institutt for energiteknikk (Norway)
ITM Power (Trading) Limited (United Kingdom)
L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des procédés Georges Claude (France)
Linde GmbH (Germany)
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (Netherlands)
SINTEF AS (Norway)
Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut (Netherlands)