With a background of regulatory pressure to expand renewable energy markets, the European Metrology Network (EMN) on Energy Gases aims to be the central focus of metrological services relating to quality, efficiency, safety and trade for the energy gas sector in Europe. This project will support the network’s initial work: enabling a more harmonised and sustainable European measurement infrastructure. Investments are underway in, for example, biogases and hydrogen as energy gases, but measurement robustness is compromised by insufficient traceable standards, quality control, standardisation and procedures.
To address mismatches between the metrology and end-user communities, new knowledge transfer, support and metrological services will be offered. This project will build awareness and position the EMN at the centre of knowledge and metrological services for sector. It will also highlight measurement challenges and support standardisation of renewable gases measurements by incorporating National Metrology Institute and Designated Institute research, and promote uptake by stakeholders. The project will review European energy gases markets, identify measurement gaps and challenges, and formulate strategies to address these challenges.