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First Traceable CO2 Liquid/Dense Phase Calibration Facility

18 April 2023

World’s First Traceable CO2 Liquid / Dense Phase Calibration Facility to be Built by TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory will build the first UK national standard liquid / dense phase CO2 calibration facility after receiving funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The 3.5-year project is part of a Horizon Europe research project, called “A European Network of Research Infrastructures for CO2 Transport and Injection” (ENCASE), which will involve 20 partners from across Europe and be coordinated by the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway. The TÜV SÜD focus will be on building a facility to run accurate R&D tests with CO2-rich mixtures for flow measurement and sampling systems. This will provide the necessary traceability and research capabilities which will ensure accurate fiscal flow measurement across the CCUS chain.

This research project is a first of its kind and holds significant importance in achieving net zero and reaching sustainability targets, as accurate measurement of transported and stored CO2 is essential for the deployment of CCUS. The project is part of the EU’s Horizon Europe initiative which funds research and innovation that responds to challenges like climate change and improves European research infrastructures and standards.

Following the project’s kick-off meeting on 3 March 2023 in Oslo, Gabriele Chinello, Head of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, expressed his excitement about the project and its potential benefits.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the impact that this research will have on the measurement and monitoring of CO2 for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. Thanks to the funding and collaborations that are now available, the project is poised to make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change and help pave the way for a more sustainable future.”

The new facility will be built at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory in East Kilbride, Scotland. For more info about the project, please contact us.

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