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December 5, 2017

Mild treatment of biomass yields valuable building blocks for green fuels and products

ECN has developed a novel process, FabiolaTM, to fractionate biomass such as hardwood chips and wheat straw, rendering a high yield of valuable building blocks for bio-based products at potentially lower cost and process energy demand. New technologies are needed for balancing economic growth and...[more]

November 30, 2017

€10 million for developing sustainable raw materials for chemical industry

ECN, TNO, the province of Noord-Brabant and the Flemish VITO are jointly investing €10 million in the development of bio-aromatics: sustainable raw materials for the chemical industry. The four parties made this announcement in Antwerp during Biorizon's annual event. Biorizon plans to use the...[more]

November 3, 2017

Energy transition is going to change our landscape considerably: new thinking is needed

Renewable energy will be a self-evident part of our future living environment everywhere. It constitutes a big challenge for our country as it will not be easy to integrate large numbers of wind turbines and PV farms in the existing landscape. According to ECN and Wageningen University & Research...[more]

October 24, 2017

Unique biomass gasification plant in India to contribute to sustainable energy generation

In a unique collaboration, ECN, Dahlman Renewable Technology (DRT) a subsidiary of Synova, Thermax and Ruchi Soya have built a first-of-a-kind waste biomass gasification plant at a site in Central India.[more]

July 3, 2017

ECN and ITRI to develop small-scale biomass gasification solutions for remote areas in Taiwan

ECN and its Taiwanese research partner ITRI will jointly develop a highly efficient, simple and robust system to convert biomass waste streams into green power. This is an important development for Taiwan, where there is a great demand for electricity to power industry in remote areas. The...[more]

June 13, 2017

Worldwide cooperation to develop innovative biofuels

An extensive worldwide cooperation for the development of advanced biofuels kicks off on June 27th. This cooperation involves partners from Brazil and the EU. ECN is a partner, offering technology and expertise to produce biofuels through biomass gasification.[more]

April 19, 2017

New joint venture MOJI to fast track Dutch gasification technology commercialisation

ECN and partner Dahlman Renewable Technology (DRT) have launched a new joint venture to fast track the commercialisation of their gasification technology. MOJI technology efficiently converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks to electricity, green gas, chemicals and even sustainable fuels....[more]

February 16, 2017

PDENH and ENGIE new partners in biomass energy plant Ambigo Alkmaar

A positive decision by the Investment Fund Sustainable Economy North-Holland (PDENH) and ENGIE to become partners represents one of the last steps towards the creation of Ambigo, a unique and innovative biomass gasification plant in Alkmaar. Gasunie New Energy, Royal Dahlman and ECN had already...[more]

January 27, 2017

Dutch expertise helps Malaysian ambitions in the reuse of palmoil residues

ECN is leading a consortium of Dutch enterprises with a mission to develop sustainable solutions for Malaysian palmoil residues. The Palmares consortium was launched late December 2016.[more]

December 1, 2016

ECN brings thermochemical aromatics production to Biorizon

Bergen op Zoom, 1 December 2016 – Today TNO, VITO and ECN signed an agreement to collaborate in the Shared Research Center Biorizon, with ECN incorporating its thermochemical research on the production of bio-aromatics within Biorizon. This research center works with industry on the technological...[more]

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