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February 1, 2017

Energy saving membrane technology ready to go to the market

ECN has developed an exceptionally stable membrane which can separate liquids, such as water or methanol from a solution rich in organic compounds. This separation can replace distillation in a range of industrial processes, saving up to half of the energy. This new membrane technology is now...[more]

January 30, 2017

Developing a platform to give a broad push towards Industrial Heat Pump Implementation

For a sustainable and future-proof process industry, it is vital to reduce the CO2 footprint of industrial processes. Heat pump technology will play a major role towards realizing this reduction. A number of barriers need to be removed to unleash the potential of industrial heat pumps at large...[more]

December 15, 2016

ECN develops energy-saving and cost-effective technology for industrial heat storage

The LOCOSTO project aims to develop solutions for industrial heat storage systems in the 100-250°C temperature range that are both technologically and economically feasible. They will enable industry to save on energy and costs.[more]

November 30, 2016

ECN research stimulates energy transition and economy

ECN wants its research programmes to contribute to the much-needed energy transition as well as economic growth in the Netherlands. ECN's research and technological developments in biomass, energy and industry, storage and integration of renewable energy, wind energy and solar energy make...[more]

September 30, 2016

ECN Sustainable and NRG to go their separate ways

Minister Kamp from Economic Affairs announced today that he intends to separate the sustainable and nuclear divisions of Stichting ECN (Foundation ECN). ECN Sustainable will be making a fresh start as new research centre for applied research into sustainable energy, under the responsibility of TNO....[more]

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]

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