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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]

November 12, 2015

ECN produces high quality metal products via additive manufacturing

Development and use of Additive Manufacturing enjoys strong growth. Additive Manufacturing is an alternative to traditional manufacturing technologies such as injection moulding and machining. Additive Manufacturing enables new applications. Products can be...[more]

October 1, 2015

ECN publishes report on European Pre-Standard for Biobased Carbon Content

To reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Europe intends to transition to a biobased economy. The vision is to replace fossil feedstock for energy and products with biobased alternatives. And indeed, a growing number of products that is fully or partly biobased (such as bioplastics) enters the...[more]

June 23, 2015

Knowledge of materials and the impacts on product quality

Knowledge of materials is essential for solving the energy problems of tomorrow. You can only create a good solar cell if you understand the materials and know how to process them. By conducting research and experimenting with new energy technology, ECN has acquired unique materials science...[more]

January 12, 2015

Technology Day organized by EXPERTA and ECN – Thermal analysis in energy research in lab and practice

EXPERTA and ECN are organizing a Technology Day on the 5th of February at ECN in Petten. During this day you will have the unique opportunity to visit our thermal analysis lab and discuss your applications with our experts.[more]

July 10, 2014

Offer old installations a new lease of life. Do the corrosion test.

Are you on the verge of investing in a new installation or e.g. a storage tank? With its convenient corrosion test, ECN can show you whether you can reuse an existing installation. This will help you work in a sustainable manner and save costs.[more]

July 4, 2014

Feed Valve – the alternative to a load lock system

ECN, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, has developed an innovative new patented technology called Feed Valve for the introduction of solids, liquids, gases and mixtures into flasks at pressures of up to about 50 bar and temperatures in excess of 200°C. It achieves this without loss of...[more]

May 16, 2014

Press release RIVM: New assessment framework for leachate water from landfill sites

RIVM and ECN have developed an innovative assessment framework for testing the environmental effects on soil and groundwater of leachate water from sustainable landfill sites. The Netherlands is the first country to attempt sustainable landfill management on such a large scale in three pilot...[more]

April 14, 2014

ECN extends DLP technology for 3D printing to metals

PETTEN – Tests have shown that the Digital Light Processing-based technology (DLP) that the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and its partners have developed for the 3D printing of ceramic materials can also be made suitable for metals, providing a higher-quality alternative to...[more]

November 29, 2013

First company worldwide to make 3D prints of ceramics

With ECN know-how, Formatec Ceramics and Innotech Europe are launching a new company, which will be the first company in the world to print ceramics quickly and at a very high quality.  The photo demonstrates the large range of possibilities of ceramic 3D printing. In the left far corner...[more]

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