Yokogawa’s Visual MESA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management (VM-GEM) Validated Successfully as “Certified Calculation Method” by TÜV Rheinland Energy and Environment GmbH.

Amersfoort, The Netherlands – 12 June 2024

Yokogawa Europe B.V.

Yokogawa Europe announces that Visual MESA® Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management (VM-GEM) was reviewed by TÜV Rheinland, and received a confirmation award with the label ‘Certified Calculation Method’. VM-GEM successfully met verification criteria for comprehensibility, reliability, transparency, relevance, and representativeness of the methods and data used. As a result, the data determined can be used as a basis to calculate Corporate Carbon Footprints, or to achieve climate neutrality status in accordance with ISO 14068:2023. TÜV Rheinland is one of the world's best-known and most respected certification companies.

Developed by KBC (A Yokogawa Company), Visual MESA software has been a trusted solution for over 20 years and is widely utilized in Yokogawa solutions. Visual MESA optimizes plant operations by providing energy management, process optimization, and real-time monitoring to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

ISO14068 is an internationally recognized carbon neutrality framework for the continuous review and reduction of carbon emissions. Verification for VM-GEM as a Certified Calculation Method under ISO14068 provides customers with real-time data and process verification, enabling the development of effective decarbonization plans and the optimization of processes.

TÜV Rheinland presents Yokogawa Europe with Certification for Visual MESA
TÜV Rheinland presents Yokogawa Europe with Certification for Visual MESA®
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management (VM-GEM) at ACHEMA 2024.
Pictured left to right, Magdalena Karnassnigg (TÜV Rheinland), Susanne Jorre (TÜV Rheinland),
Hidekazu Matsuura (Yokogawa), Niels Koek (Yokogawa), Pascal Gaillot (Yokogawa).

Customers can use VM-GEM to easily document emissions to authorities, addressing the challenge of a shortage of auditors in the market while saving time and costs.

For any improvement project, decision-makers typically seek information on implementation time, cost, and improvement potential. Identifying improvement potential for decarbonization projects has traditionally been both time-consuming and imprecise. Current calculations often rely on outdated assumptions and emission factors. VM-GEM, however, allows for much more accurate and realistic determination of current real data.

Pascal Gaillot, Director of Chemical Industry Europe at Yokogawa, says: “Yokogawa has long been committed to sustainability issues such as decarbonization, CO2 reduction, and the optimization of energy demands. In the case of VM-GEM, it was important for us to show that it is not only possible to optimize energy flows, but above all to determine and document Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions for subsequent auditing of greenhouse gas emissions. This development means VM-GEM can not only optimize current processes in terms of CO2 emissions based on real-time data but also offer our customers the opportunity to evaluate changes to the process in terms of CO2 saving-potentials based on the underlying digital twin.”

The documentation and evaluation of CO2 emissions is already regulated in the internationally applied standards and regulations on the carbon footprint (DIN EN ISO14067), the life cycle assessment (DIN EN ISO14040/44), GHG balance (DIN EN ISO14064), amongst others.

The ISO14068 carbon neutrality standard combines these standards and provides a framework for future-oriented decarbonization. This is a challenge that European and internationally active customers have to deal with, especially when requirements from initiatives such as “Fit-for-55”, the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) or the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) have to be met.

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About Yokogawa

Yokogawa provides advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control, and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food. Yokogawa addresses customer issues regarding the optimization of production, assets, and the supply chain with the effective application of digital technologies, enabling the transition to autonomous operations. Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work toward a sustainable society through 17,000+ employees in a global network of 129 companies spanning 60 countries. For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com

About Yokogawa Europe B.V.

The European headquarters of Yokogawa were founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982. Throughout Europe, Yokogawa has its own sales, service, and engineering operations. This dedicated network has been extended to Central and East Europe to further enhance the coverage and support associated with serving the process control and automation marketplace.

About KBC

KBC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, is a global technology-based consulting firm for the energy and petrochemical industries. We aim to bring decarbonization to life through our expertise and leading, cloud-based software solutions to optimize process operations. Since 1979, we've avoided 400 million tonnes of CO2, contributing significantly to environmental sustainability. Our dedication to innovation ensures our upstream/midstream and downstream customers achieve operating performance to surpass ordinary standards. For more details about KBC and our solutions, visit www.kbc.global.

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