Measurement needs to enable Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

Feb 07 2021


The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) report, ‘Energy Transition: Measurement needs for carbon capture usage and storage,’ outlines crucial measurement needs and challenges that will require addressing.

As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, one of NPL’s primary roles is understanding where measurement science can assist in supporting areas of growing interest to government and industry. NPL is working with government, industry and academia to ensure these needs and challenges are addressed whilst CCUS continues to gain momentum as a promising technology in the UK’s energy transition.

The high priority measurement needs and challenges outlined in this latest report from NPL's Energy Transition series were identified through an industry-wide webinar series run by NPL and colleagues at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, as well as in-depth consultation with key stakeholders across the CCUS industry and a comprehensive literature review.

Richard Barker, Head of Energy and Environment, NPL said, “Achieving net zero and limiting global temperature rise is a monumental task for society. Technological and socio-economic innovation in reducing emissions can get us far, but the end-goal can only be realised through carbon capture and long-term storage in one form or another. It has to work – there is no quick fix – which is why NPL is focusing on developing the science and quality system to assure we capture the carbon and can re-use or store it safely for the long term. We hope this report can stimulate all stakeholders in engaging, investing and assuring that CCUS does fulfil its role in achieving the UK ambition of net zero.”

Read the report
NPL Energy Transition Series


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