Europe must make reductions in CO2 emissions in order to meet stringent reduction targets related to global warming. Carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) can be used to remove the CO2 produced by industrial processes for storage either underground or locked in an alternative material. Monitoring of carbon dioxide through flow metering within the delivery system and through leak monitoring outside the system is key to quantifying real amounts of carbon dioxide captured.
In order to facilitate efficient and safe usage of this technology across Europe and to support the CCUS industry, the MetCCUS project will address key measurement challenges related to flow metering, emissions monitoring, chemical metrology and the physical properties of CO2. The overall aim of the project is to develop new metrology tools in the form of Primary Standards and methods, as well as the relevant best practice/guidance, necessary to support industry in carbon capture utilisation and storage.
The MetCCUS project consists of 6 different work packages:
- WP1: Metrology infrastructure for monitoring CO2 gas-flow and CO2 liquid-flow
- WP2: Metrological support for the measurement and reporting of CO2 emissions to air
- WP3: Chemical metrology
- WP4: Understanding the physical properties of CO2 to support CCUS industrial infrastructure
- WP5: Creating impact
- WP6: Management and coordination
MetCCUS counts twenty one partners from European countries that will work together on this project over 36 months.
To learn more about the project visit the MetCCUS website.