AMESA-B – Continuous monitoring of Biogenic/carbon-neutral CO₂ emissions deductible from greenhouse gas inventory


Why you need to contact us?

  • Can reduce the costs for allowances
  • Meets the requirements of DIN EN ISO 13833
  • Plant operators might profit from emissions trading systems


The permanent sampler AMESA-B from ENVEA continuously determines the biogenic CO2 fraction in the flue gas of a plant. This is done by means of volume-proportional extraction via a heated sampling probe. The CO2 is adsorbed in a cartridge filled with Ascarite or soda lime. The sampling time can range from several hours up to one month. Subsequently, a carbon-14 dating measurement is carried out in a laboratory to determine the exact share of biogenic CO2 in the total CO2 emissions of the plant. The AMESA-B permanent sampling system meets the requirements of DIN EN ISO 13833.

Product strengths :

Biogenic CO2 is playing an increasingly important role for operators of incineration and co-incineration plants. With the rising costs of emitted CO2 and the expansion of emissions trading, the determination of biogenic CO2 can reduce the costs for allowances and thus the costs of the plant. Additionally, plant operators might even profit from emissions trading systems.


The measurement of biogenic CO2 is interesting for all plant operators who burn fossil and organic fuels and who are currently or in the future obliged to participate in an emissions trading system. With a biogenic CO2 measurement, the exact value of biogenic CO2 in tons/year can be determined. Since biogenic CO2 is classified as climate-neutral, no allowances from the EU ETS or local emissions trading systems would have to be purchased for this share of the emitted CO2. This means, when staying below the cap, allowances can be sold or kept for future usage, leading to a potential financial benefit.

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