Element offer OFGEM approved biogenic CO2 emissions measurement services to determine the renewable energy content of waste-derived fuels.

How are biogenic CO2 emissions measured?

Our experts determine the percentage of fuel that originates from renewable or biogenic sources by repeatedly measuring the biogenic Carbon 14 contents from air emissions. The percentage of Carbon 14 within waste-derived fuels indicates the percentage of renewable energy content. 

We have developed an in-house, OFGEM approved method based on EN ISO 13833 standards. Our industry-leading method continuously samples emissions throughout a month to give you an accurate overall measurement of your biogenic Carbon 14 percentage month on month.

The Renewables Obligation (RO), which is the UK Governments main policy instrument for supporting large scale renewable electricity in the UK, rewards operators for the renewable fraction of their waste-derived fuel via Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROCs) payments.


The Element advantage

The combination of an OFGEM approved method and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory analysis, means we can offer a straightforward, robust, and accurate measurement of the amount of Carbon 14 in your fuel. We offer certified training for customers prescribed by OFGEM for a continuous sample. Monthly results are fully ISO 17025 accredited. 

For more information about our Biogenic Carbon 14 Measurement services or to request a quotation, contact us today.

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