Improved metrological methods and standards for liquid and solid biofuels

Biomass is a key element in biofuels which can be defined as a fuel produced through contemporary biological processes and can support the EU’s aims of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The information on the nature and the quality of the biomass or biofuel is important to support the optimisation of their combustion with respect to higher efficiencies and lower emissions in the energy production 

This project will research more accurate metrological methods and establish advanced traceable measurement standards for the determination of the calorific value, new methods for determining impurities and ash content, new moisture transfer standards and calibration facilities. 

The impact of the project is:

  • Improved quality control of liquid and solid biofuels
  • Comparability of measurements
  • Improved operation , efficient use of the fuel, lower consumption and minimalized emissions
  • Fair trade

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Summary on project need, objectives and impact