Metrological support for LNG and LBG as a transport fuel

Project: EU project

Project Details


Facilitating the large scale roll-out of LNG and LBG as fuel.          
Reliable determination of the amount, physical properties and composition of LNG and LBG are needed for large scale utilization as transport fuels. 
Project aims to reduce the uncertainty of LNG and LBG custody transfer measurements, as well as to develop traceable reference standards and validate sensors for in-line measurements.
VTT MIKES develops a tuneable filter infrared sensor for the determination of the methane number and validates it with engine tests and comparisons.
Call 2016: Metrology for Energy
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.
AcronymLNG III
Effective start/end date1/06/1731/05/20

Collaborative partners

  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Laboratoire Associé de Débitmétrie Gazeuse (LNE-LADG) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Norwegian Metrology Service (Project partner)
  • TÜV SÜD Ltd (Project partner)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • Regasificadora del Noroeste, S.A. (Project partner)
  • Ruhr University Bochum (Project partner)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) (Project partner)
  • Coventry University (Project partner)
  • Mestrelab Research, S.L. (Project partner)
  • Gas Natural SDG S.A. (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • liquefied natural gas LNG
  • liquefied biogas LBG
  • reference gas standards