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August 24, 2016

Switch to a circular economy is vital, also for the energy transition

In the past century, the global demand for raw materials has grown explosively. This trend is expected to continue, and if nothing changes the prognosis is that the future demand for a large number of raw materials will far exceed the supply. This goes hand in hand with resource depletion, heavy...[more]

July 4, 2016

ECN contributes to the MiLeSlag project as a scientific partner

For every ton of produced steel several hundred kilogram of slag accrue inevitably. These slags can be re-used in road construction, which increases resource efficiency and contributes to the circular economy. However, the application of steel slags has been restricted in some countries because of...[more]

June 13, 2016

Industry will contribute to a sustainable electricity network

“Industry is facing major challenges. In the coming years, processes will have to become less dependent on fossil energy and emit significantly less CO2. At the same time, industry will play an active role in the development of new sustainable electricity networks,” says Sigrid Bollwerk, the ECN...[more]

June 6, 2016

Have your say in development of new Guarantee of Origin scheme for green hydrogen

Sign up for workshop “Roadmap for the first European Guarantee of Origin scheme for Green Hydrogen" 17 June 2016, Brussels[more]

May 17, 2016

ECN’s Biomass expertise widely represented at the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

ECN has extensive expertise and experience in the field of Biomass. Due to years of research and development, ECN can efficiently:  Characterise biomass by a variety of certified, standard and advanced physico-chemical analyses methods and relate to the widely recognized Phyllis/BIODAT...[more]

May 12, 2016

Electrification offers chemistry a sustainable and profitable future

Electrification of the chemical industry offers opportunities to reduce its CO2 footprint and become more competitive. This is the firm opinion of various representatives from the European chemical industry and the energy sector. Extensive analysis reveals that cost reduction, sustainability and...[more]

April 21, 2016

Breakthrough technology to be demonstrated in Europe to cut carbon from cement and lime sectors

LEILAC consortium secures €12 million EU funding to demonstrate technology to reduce carbon emissions from cement and lime industries[more]

April 14, 2016

ECN publishes handy infographic about Materials

Materials science is essential to every branch of industry, whether it concerns the choice of materials, manufacturing methods, environmental conditions, equipment availability, recycling of materials or maintenance. ECN has published an infographic online in order to shed light on all the...[more]

April 5, 2016

ECN provides European certification of bio-based products

As we move towards a sustainable circular economy, more and more products are being made from biomass. This is material from recently-grown plants. “We refer to a product as ‘bio-based’ if some of it consists of biomass. There is no agreement on how great that proportion should be,” says Jaap...[more]

March 10, 2016

ECN and WMC join forces to improve the provision of material research for industry

ECN and Knowledge Centre WMC are set to cooperate even closer in material research for industry. The expertise of both organisations in material knowledge and research are highly complementary. This makes it possible to support industry from design through to application and make available the...[more]

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