The European Green Deal states that "energy storage and carbon capture, storage and utilization” is one of the priority areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of 55 % by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2050.
The project has received funding from the European Partnership on Metrology, co-financed by European Union Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme and from the Participating States.
About the project
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The European Green Deal states that “energy storage and carbon capture, storage and utilization” is one of the priority areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of 55 % by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Metrology Support for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (MetCCUS) was thus developed from the need to achieve these targets.
Indeed, the CCUS can be used to remove the CO2 produced by industrial processes for storage either underground or locked in an alternative material.
To facilitate efficient and safe usage of this technology across Europe and to support the CCUS industry, this project will address key measurement challenges related to flow metering, emissions monitoring, chemical metrology and the physical properties of CO2.
The European Commission has acknowledged the role that CCUS plays in meeting this target but have also stated that “the environmental integrity of CCUS is their overriding concern”.
For this reason, the MetCCUS will be the first metrology for CCUS project that will solve the key metrology challenges for CCUS identified by industry and it will provide the Primary Standards, methods, good practice guides and literature reviews that they require to successfully grow a CCUS industry in Europe.
The project is coordinated by VSL and involves the participation of 21 Partners from all over Europe, which will work together for 36 months, starting from October 1, 2022.