Measurement requirements for biogas specifications

Ardiaan M.H. van der Veen, Andrew S. Brown, Jianrong Li, Arul Murugan, Martti Heinonen, Frédérique Haloua, Karine Arrhenius

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    The increased use of biogas and biomethane urgently requires that these non-conventional energy gases can be transmitted through natural gas grids and refuelling stations. The European Standardization Organisation CEN is developing specifications for green gas which supplement the specifications for natural gas. The specifications for green gas address a range of parameters not commonly covered in natural gas, such as the contents of impurities (e.g., siloxanes, ammonia, halogenated hydrocarbons, and hydrogen chloride), dust content and particles. In a collaboration between 12 European metrology institutes and 3 university groups, robust and reliable methods are developed to support these draft specifications and to enable conformity assessment. The project also deals with issues related to density, calorific value, moisture content, and the sampling of biogas. This paper gives an overview of the state-ofthe-art in green gas testing, as well as an outlook what methods need be developed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication17th International Congress of Metrology
    PublisherEDP Sciences
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event17th International Congress of Metrology, CIM 2015 - Paris, France
    Duration: 21 Sept 201524 Sept 2015


    Conference17th International Congress of Metrology, CIM 2015
    Abbreviated titleCIM 2015


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