Metrology for biomethane

Metrology for biomethane

Second Workshop on conformity assessment of biomethane

Jointly organised by the project EURAMET EMPIR 16ENG05 “Metrology for Biomethane” and ISO/TC193/SC1/WG25 “Biomethane”

  • 11-12 mei 2020 - NPL Teddington UK
Tentative programme 11 May 2020
09.30 Registration + Coffee/ Tea
10.00 Opening (Lucy Culleton and Adriaan van der Veen)
10.15 Standardisation activities related to biomethane (Nicolet Baas and Adriaan van der Veen)
10.45 Goals of the workshop (Jianrong Li)
11.00 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring total silicon and siloxanes contents (Led by Lucy Culleton)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring fluorine, chlorine and halogenated VOCs contents (Led by Francois Lestremau)
15.00 Coffee/ Tea break
15.30 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring amines contents (Led by Lorena Cuccia)
17.30 Close of the day
Tentative programme 12 May 2020
09.00 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring ammonia content (Led by Michael Ward)
10.30 Coffee/ Tea break
11.00 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring compressor oil content (Led by Oliver Büker)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring terpenes content (Led by Sergi Moreno)
15.00 Coffee/ Tea break
15.30 Measurement techniques and test methods for measuring biogenic methane content (Led by Sanne Palstra)
17.00 Conclusions and closure (Adriaan van der Veen)
17.15 Closure with social drinks
18.00 End of programme


As European natural gas resources are declining, diversification of the European energy supply has become necessary. Biomethane is a sustainable and domestic available alternative to natural gas. To facilitate the use of biomethane in existing infrastructures (e.g., transmission and distribution grids and at refueling stations), CEN/PC 408 developed specifications (EN16723). Currently, the test methods cited in EN16723 are neither harmonised nor validated, lack aspects of metrological traceability, and are usually not specifically developed for biomethane. In response to this need, ISO/TC193/SC 1 has formed a WG25 “Biomethane” to work on standardized methods.

In order to assess conformity with the EN16723 specifications and to provide further essential input to WG25 “Biomethane”, the currently running European joint research project EURAMET EMPIR 16ENG05 – Metrology for biomethane, aims to develop standardised test methods for the groups of parameters (mainly impurities) to be monitored when injecting biomethane into the natural gas grids and when using it as a transport fuel. A further objective of this project is to develop or improve the measurement standards for these parameters, in order to enable SI-traceable calibration and accurate measurement results.


The aim of the workshop is to present the proposed test methods, the results of the validation and performance evaluation. The project outcomes will be discussed in view of the take-up of these results by ISO/TC193/SC1/WG25 Biomethane. The emphasis lies on measurement methods for the contents of (i) total silicon and siloxanes, (ii) total fluorine, chlorine and halogenates VOCs, (iii) terpenes, (iv) amines, (v) ammonia, and (vi) compressor oil, in biomethane, as well as for (vii) the biogenic methane content in blends of biogas and natural gas.

The two-day workshop is open to experts in the field of natural gas, biogas, and biomethane.

Fee & Venue

Attending the workshop is free of charge.

Please note that the room capacity is limited, we advise you to register early!!

National Physical Laboratory
Hampton Road
Teddington, United Kingdom

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Questions about the content?

For questions and information about the content, please contact Nicolet Baas, Consultant NEN Energy.

+31 15 2 690 326