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March 13, 2015

A successful first year for the ‘Smart Delta Resources Platform’

The Platform to bolster the competitiveness of the industry in Zeeland has yielded over 20 projects on collaboration and synergy in raw materials and energy use.[more]

February 16, 2015

ECN demonstrates innovation to produce green plastics

ECN has recently demonstrated a new process to convert biomass and waste into valuable building blocks for the plastics industry. The process can handle almost any (cheap) feedstock ranging from non-food biomass and agricultural residues to mixed wastes. The first liter was produced in ECN...[more]

January 23, 2015

Industrial companies join forces

Each industrial company can save on energy and raw materials. If we join forces, the effects will be even greater. One company’s residual material can be another’s raw material, for example. ECN will explore the possibilities. Collaboration with other (industrial) companies will not only improve...[more]

December 4, 2014

Successful long-duration test for green natural gas from biomass gasification

Green natural gas is the sustainable substitute of fossil natural gas as extracted from the Groningen gas field for example. The advantage of green natural gas is that it is made from biomass, which is thus largely CO2 neutral because the CO2 has already been absorbed from the atmosphere by the...[more]

November 25, 2014

Workshop Signals Pd Membrane Scale Up Ahead!

Last week, ECN hosted a successful workshop on palladium membrane technology on behalf of four projects funded by the EU under FP7.  These four projects (Carena, CoMETHy, ReforCELL and DEMCAMER) have synergy in their research objectives and the workshop brought together  80 participants...[more]

September 16, 2014

You’re invited to the 3rd international seaweed conference Seagriculture on 24th and 25th of September

Register for the third Seagriculture conference at the Bio Base Europe Training Center in Terneuzen. At this interactive conference, international seaweed experts will present you the potential, technological developments, the economic outlook and the international developments of seaweed and...[more]

September 15, 2014

Join the international workshop “Co-firing of Biomass”

Interested in all the technical know-how on co-firing biomass in the current and the next generation coal-fired power plant? Then we warmly invite you to join the two-day international workshops organized by VDI Wissenforum in Berlin or Birmingham. ECN chairs both the workshops and will share the...[more]

July 15, 2014

Highest certification for biomass pellets

Many a company, coal-fired power plant and household uses biomass pellets as fuel for energy generation. ECN has succeeded in producing biomass pellets with the highest possible certification of ENplus-A1. The pellets – which are made of giant reed – comply with the strictest standards in terms of...[more]

July 9, 2014

Evidence for the successful commercial application of biorefining

Biorefining can be successfully used for the production of commercial products. Without competing with food production, wheat straw and rice straw can be converted into plastics, adhesives or resins. This evidence was delivered by ECN and its partners in the European BIOCORE project.[more]

June 11, 2014

Charcoal for the perfect barbecue

Europe’s largest charcoal factory is in south-western Ukraine. Under Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) supervision, Polyprom transforms low-quality wood into excellent charcoal for your summer barbecue. ECN is helping the company to improve its product and to work more efficiently. As a result, we...[more]

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