Metrology for biomethane

Project: EU project

Project Details


New methods to support safe, fair injection of biomethane into gas networks.              
There is an urgent need to increase the amount of biomethane as natural gas resources are declining. Traceable test methods are needed to meet biomethane quality requirements.
Project develops standardised test methods and reference standards for the parameters to be monitored, when injecting biomethane into the natural gas grid and using it as vehicle fuel.
VTT MIKES develops a setup for dynamic preparation of gas mixtures in air and biomethane containing simultaneously H2O, NH3, HCl or HF.
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.
Effective start/end date1/06/1731/05/20

Collaborative partners

  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBiH) (Project partner)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (Project partner)
  • Suez Groupe (Project partner)
  • Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (Project partner)
  • Innovhub - Stazioni Sperimentali per L'industria S.r.l (Project partner)
  • Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut (NEN) (Project partner)
  • University of Groningen (Project partner)
  • Waverton Analytics Ltd (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • biomethane
  • reference gas standards