TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has secured £950,000 from an EU funding programme to build the world’s first national standard liquid/dense phase CO2 calibration facility, it said April 27.
Sited in East Kilbride, the facility will enable accurate calibration for fiscal flow measurement and sampling meters using CO2-rich mixtures.
This will underpin data verification throughout the carbon capture and storage chain (CCS). Still commercially untested in Europe, CCS is a technology that the International Energy Agency believes will play a vital role in many countries’ efforts to meet global climate targets. The EU is aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, under the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The laboratory’s CCS head Gabriele Chinello said the research would help in the” fight against climate change and help pave the way for a more sustainable future.”