Current projects Energy Efficiency

ECN is playing an active role in a number of energy efficiency projects in i.a. TKI-ISPT innovation clusters (PPP), a cooperation between industry, universities and knowledge institutes to speed up and improve the efficiency of innovation processes. Below is a brief description of some of the projects ECN Energy Efficiency is currently working on.

  • Utilities and sustainable use of heat:
    ECN helps companies such as Smurfit Kappa to save energy by adapting their existing technology. We are also working together with our partners, such as Bronswerk, to develop new water pumps to enable even more residual heat to be recycled.

  • Dewatering & Drying:
    ECN brings together technology developers and end users on this theme and is carrying out specific research aimed at realising energy-efficient solutions.

  • Gas separation & treatment:
    ECN provides information to companies in the gas sector – such as Frames and Shell – on developments within the innovative sorption technology.

  • Energy-Efficient Bulk Liquid Separation:
    ECN is developing the use of membrane distillation technology to enable its partners in the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) to realise energy savings.

  • Biobased to bulk chemicals:
    ECN links biomass conversion know-how and bulk chemical production to draw up roadmaps for phasing out fossil feedstocks in the bulk chemicals sector.

  • Carena
    ECN is coordinating this EU project, in which energy-saving technology is being developed for the chemical industry.

  • EDGaR
    EDGaR is a Dutch research consortium of ten enterprises and research institutes that coordinates the realization of scientific, applied and technological researches on gas and sustainability.

  • Energy Hub
    The E-Hub is a European project which aims to demonstrate the full potential of renewable energy by providing 100% on-site renewable energy within an "Energy Hub District". As partner of the consortium, ECN develops compact heat storage technology and is active in an E-Hub case study in the city of Amsterdam.

  • Odyssee-Mure 
    The Odyssee-Mure project is a collaborative effort of representatives from the 28 EU Member States plus Norway. It aims at monitoring energy efficiency trends and measures in Europe, using two complementary internet databases: ODYSSEE on energy efficiency and CO2 indicators, including detailed data on energy consumption, activities and related CO2-emissions (around 1000 data series by country) and MURE on energy efficiency policy measures, including their impact (around 2000 measures).

  • Electrification of the chemical industry
    ECN, TNO and academic partners have initiated an open innovation research program focusing on the use of sustainable electricity in the chemical industry.

  • Other projects:
    ECN is active in several EU FP7 projects and is currently forming consortiums with a large number of interested parties to create practical applications for the Horizon 2020 proposals.

Tip: Want to know how ECN has used its research and technology in recent projects? See our references.

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Are you interested in these projects, or would you like more information? Then please contact us. An overview of ECN projects can be found on our project page.