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Metrology Support for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage

Short Name: MetCCUS, Project Number: 21GRD06
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Creating metrology frameworks for carbon capture, utilisation and storage to help Europe reach carbon neutrality.

The European Commission’s Green Deal aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) named as a priority. CCUS begins by removing CO2 from emissions before release. The gas can then be permanently stored or reused in industry. However, CCUS is not 100 % emission-free. Some products will reemit CO2 over time and leaks are a factor throughout. Currently, no traceable facilities exist to calibrate CO2 flow meters for the full range of CCUS conditions and existing techniques for monitoring leaks have not been validated. New methods are required to quantify CO2 emissions from alternative energy sources (e.g., biogas) to support the goals of the Green Deal, and the reemission from CCUS products over time has also not been characterised, which has led to a lack of understand of the full CO2 lifecycle.


This project will produce facilities for CO2 flow monitoring, as well as primary standards for evaluating flow meters. On-line sensors for real-time monitoring will also be developed. The project will validate leak monitors for both pipelines and storage sites and will produce good practice guides for measurement and sampling methods. It will also test the suitability of long- and short-term storage materials. Finally, a method will be developed to characterise reemission from CCUS products. These outcomes will improve measurement accuracy across the CO2 lifecycle and improve confidence in available monitoring devices. This will encourage faster uptake of CCUS methods which will be crucial in meeting the targets of the Green Deal.



Other Participants
Air Liquide Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH (Germany)
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark)
DNV Netherlands B.V. (Netherlands)
Gerg-Le Groupe Européen de Recherches Gazières (Belgium) - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (Portugal)
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany)
SINTEF Energi AS (Norway)
Universidad De Valladolid (Spain)
Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy)


Metrology Partnership
Green Deal
in progress
Total EU contribution (in M €)