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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]

February 18, 2016

Materials engineering as part of design phase

A wind turbine installed on land requires different construction materials to one installed offshore in corrosive seawater. Likewise, the material used for a biogas storage cylinder will depend on the temperature and composition of the gas. So a smart choice of materials is essential to the success...[more]

February 18, 2016

Start of ELECTRE project: driving down electrolyser cost by improving durability

VoltaChem co-initiator ECN and Hydron Energy will jointly work on a project to investigate how the performance over the life cycle of an electrolyser is affected by using renewable electricity. The ultimate goal is to bring the cost of electrolysers down to the level where the hydrogen from...[more]

February 5, 2016

ECN, initiator in the VoltaChem Shared Innovation Program, invites you to the annual conference of electrification for chemicals

On 17 March 2016 VoltaChem together with Innovatielink, Energy Valley, FME and Topsector Chemistry will host its yearly event to discuss the latest progress in the field of the electrification of the chemical industry and to elaborate on the opportunities to accelerate business together...[more]

January 29, 2016

High-temperature heat pump technology for sustainable steam production in industry

A consortium, coordinated by ECN, is developing heat pump technology for industrial use that uses waste heat or geothermal heat to generate steam up to 200°C, significantly higher that presently possible. The new pump technology will result in more effective ways to produce heat, which is...[more]

December 8, 2015

VoltaChem calls for participation: electrochemical production of chemicals via hydrogen

Currently VoltaChem offers several opportunities for global leaders in the fields of electricity, conversion, equipment and end products to participate in research concerning 'electrochemical production of chemicals via hydrogen'. VoltaChem calls for participants in the following...[more]

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