In order to anticipate the depletion of fossil resources (oil, gas, coal) and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, current governments are encouraging the development of biofuels, produced from non-fossil organic materials. The European Directive 2009/28/EC thus promotes the use of biofuels and other renewable energies in transport.


Develop reference materials and methods to ensure conformance of measures for first generation liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel)


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Publications and communications

STOICA D., BREWER P.J., BROWN R.J.C. and FISICARO P., “Influence of the preparation method on the electrochemical behaviour of Ag/AgCl reference electrodes”, Electrochimica Acta, 56, 27, 2011, 10009-10015, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.08.089.

STOICA D., YARDIN C., VASLIN-REIMANN S. and FISICARO P., “Evaluation of standard potential of Ag/AgCl electrode in a 50 wt% water-ethanol mixture”, Journal of Solution Chemistry, 40, 11, 2011, 1819-1834, DOI: 10.1007/s10953-011-9758-3.

BREWER P.J., STOICA D. and BROWN R.J.C., “Sensitivities of key parameters in the preparation of silver/silver chloride electrodes used in Harned cell measurements of pH”, Sensors, 11, 8, 2011, 8072-8084, DOI: 10.3390/s110808072.


LARDY-FONTAN S., CABILLIC J., PEIGNAUX M., STUMPF C., LEPOT B., LEOZ E., MIEGE C. and LALÈRE B., “The usefulness of assignation of reference values in inter laboratories comparisons French demonstrations in the field of environmental survey”, IMEKO TC Conference (TC8 - TC23 - TC24) “Metrological traceability in the globalisation age”, Paris, France, 6-8 avril 2011.

STOICA D. and FISICARO P., “Determination of standard pH values for reference potassium hydrogen phtalates buffer solutions in water-ethanol mixture (50 wt%)”, 15e Congrès international de métrologie, Paris, France, 3-6 octobre 2011.


  • BAM (DE),
  • PTB (DE),
  • DFM (DK),
  • VSL (NL),
  • INRIM (IT),
  • SP (SW),
  • NPL (GB),
  • LGC (GB),
  • TÜBITAK (Turq.),
  • JRC-IRMM (UE),
  • NEL (GB),
  • Université de Rostock (DE),