Certification company TÜV SÜD has secured UK government funding to build the first gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) flow measurement facility that provides meter traceability for carbon capture use and storage deployment, it said November 10. It will be in East Kilbride.
Apart from off-setting the direct end-use of fossil fules and decarbonising difficult to abate industrial sectors, CCUS is also needed to make ‘blue hydrogen’. No credible means of reaching the 2015 UN Paris Agreement exists without the widespread use of CCUS.
TÜV SÜD said: “Measurement traceability is key for regulatory compliance, as well as for a widespread and equitable CCUS trading system, including government subsidies. It must therefore be directly linked to national physical standards, as much of hydrocarbon production measurement already is.”