Opendata, web and dolomites


A Multi-species tracking analyser for natural gas process refinement and optimisation

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Mustang-Pro project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the Mustang-Pro project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "Mustang-Pro" about.

m3    expensive    emissions    remove    undesirable    facilities    producers    variance    global    industry    jobs    tn    consumption    analyser    first    profit    accurately    gas    fossil    closure    unconventional    business    contaminant    whilst    h2s    proof    requirement    energy    post    impurities    meet    urgent    financial    specifications    pro    species    generating    efficiency    natural    delivered    elaborate    billion    revenues    20    threat    tightly    levels    standards    stream    fastest    accurate    readiness    world    meeting    despite    vital    innovation    plan    save    raw    market    tdlas    co2    ebitda    sufficiently    maturity    70    processed    mustang    intensive    nitrogen    contains    stringent    trl6    sources    sulphide    million    pipelines    hydrogen    fuel    54    penalties    thermal    2014    varies    water    disruptive    data    transmission    consuming    laser    time    2040    leads    globally    frequency    contaminants    shale    3bn    quality    ultimately    91    composition    51    stage   

Project "Mustang-Pro" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: ELY
postcode: CB6 3NW
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2015-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MICHELL INSTRUMENTS LIMITED UK (ELY) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Natural gas is the world’s fastest growing fossil fuel with global consumption expected to increase by 70%, from 4 tn m3 in 2014 to 7 tn by 2040. Raw natural gas varies in composition and also contains undesirable impurities and contaminants, including water, CO2, nitrogen and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). Unconventional sources such as shale gas have an even greater variance. Despite this, the composition of gas delivered to transmission pipelines has to be tightly controlled by the gas producers to meet stringent quality standards and specifications.

Natural gas therefore has to be processed to remove these contaminants. With high financial penalties or the threat of closure for gas producers not meeting high quality standards, and because producers do not currently have sufficiently accurate data on the gas composition at any one time, most natural gas is highly over processed. This is time consuming, energy intensive and leads to high CO2 emissions. It is also ultimately expensive, (a cost of €91 billion p.a globally). The industry has an urgent and growing requirement for a new gas analyser that can accurately and rapidly measure the composition and contaminant levels of the gas stream so that the gas processing stage can be optimised.

The aim of this innovation project is to bring to technology maturity and market readiness a disruptive, cost effective, multi-species natural gas analyser to improve the energy efficiency of natural gas processing facilities by up to 20%. Our technology is at proof of concept stage (TRL6) and is based upon a novel, method of thermal laser frequency control. Mustang PRO is the world’s first multi species, cost effective TDLAS analyser. The Phase 1 project will deliver vital market and end user data to elaborate our business plan for Phase 2. We aim to save the EU industry €1.3bn p.a. in gas processing costs whilst generating revenues of €51 million, 7 years post project, creating 54 jobs and a profit (EBITDA) of €20.9 m.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "MUSTANG-PRO" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "MUSTANG-PRO" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.3.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.)

SE-NBW (2015)

Demonstration of a self-erection system for wind turbine towers

Read More  

VaporPV (2016)

Low cost PV cooling system for ground-mounted and rooftop systems - VaporPV

Read More  

HELITE (2016)

High precision and performance heliostat for variable geometry fields of Thermosolar Plants

Read More