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.

BIOFMET 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.

This project is funded by the EMPIR (European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research) from EURAMET (European Association of National Metrology Institutes). This programme is co-financed by the Participating States and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

BIOFMET began in June 2020 and will continue until May 2023.


  • Need

    The EU aims for biomass to increase to at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption, and the United Nations has included efficient utilisation of renewable energy sources s…

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  • Objectives

    The overall goal of the project is to research online metrological methods for analysis of solid and liquid biofuels, to provide a metrological framework, including determination o…

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  • Implementation

    Scheme of BIOFMET’s implementation

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