The #Met4H2 project held a successful kick-off meeting last week, on October 13th and 14th. Attendees had the opportunity to gather at the GERG headquarters in Brussels for a two-day hybrid meeting.
Adriaan van der Veen from VSL, the project coordinator, led the session. The meeting drew a large number of attendees, approximately thirty in total, with the majority attending in person.
The introduction of hydrogen is seen as a pillar for decarbonisation, replacing fossil fuels in power generation, transport, industry, and the built environment.
Met4H2 stands for ‘Metrology for the hydrogen supply chain’. The overall objective of the project is to further develop and integrate the metrology necessary to support the entire supply chain of hydrogen, from production to storage and end use.
Among the leader of this project, VSLwill provide the logistical management of the project. Moreover, they will develop, elaborate and improve the measurement infrastructure for the hydrogen supply chain supporting the health, safety and environmental (HSE) aspects of hydrogen production, transmission, distribution and storage.
JV will lead the collection, collimation and analysis of data on flow measurements of hydrogen and gas mixtures containing hydrogen spanning the entire hydrogen supply chain, and to design a traceability strategy for large-scale hydrogen flow metering, to facilitate compliance with respect to e.g., OIML R137, OIML R140, and the Measurement Instruments Directive.
NPL will be the leader for developing the metrological tools to ensure reliable and traceable measurements necessary to apply appropriate quality control on hydrogen throughout the supply chain to support the transition into green hydrogen. Hydrogen gas quality is a critical parameter in an emerging supply chain with a large scope of applications (i.e., home boiler, industry heat, power to electricity, or transport).
NORCE will lead the development of the methodology for analysis of measurement uncertainty propagation within hydrogen supply chains, and to establish demonstration uncertainty budgets for selected hydrogen supply chain measurement stations.
GERG will lead the creation of impact to support all relevant stakeholders from industry, measuring equipment manufacturers, standardisation committees, metrology institutes and the scientific community.
Good luck to all the participants and let’s hope this exciting project is off to a brilliant start!