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September 19, 2016

Seminar on improving clean coal conditions China

China has seen a tremendous economic growth over the last decades. Unfortunately, along with impact regarding living environment. Recently, China has shown strong commitment to improve environmental conditions. The Netherlands can be a great help.[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 14, 2016

International ammonia measurement experiment in Dronten

New technology allows for more accurate measurements and results. Teams of scientists from the Netherlands, France and Switzerland will be performing a week-long, large-scale and rarely performed experiment in Dronten to measure ammonia emissions from fertilisers. They hope that this will prove...[more]

May 31, 2016

Hebei Province Vice Governor Visits ECN

On 6 May, Mr Zhang Jiehui, Vice Governor of Hebei Province, visited ECN. The governor has been informed on the dust monitoring project that ECN has realised in conjunction with its Chinese partner Lanmeng in Lingshou, Hebei Province.[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]

December 2, 2015

Climate: what is looming in the air?

Arjan Hensen, a climate researcher at ECN, likes to compare his work to that of a concrete weaver. That is because he and his team at ECN are looking at what is really happening with greenhouses gases in the air above the Netherlands. Hensen explains: “We have now been measuring the air over the...[more]

December 2, 2015

Tata Steel deploys ECN Dust Monitoring System

Activities at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden plant may result in dust emissions. Tata Steel takes several measures to prevent origination and dispersion of dust, such as covering piles of coal and ore, moistening material, good housekeeping and covering dust-prone activities. It is however Tata Steel’s...[more]

November 27, 2015

New ECN technology can save billions of tons of CO2 per year

A novel technology, developed by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), offers a low cost option to reduce the CO2 emissions of large steel companies by billions of tons every year. Since the steel industry, along with power sector, is responsible for a relatively large share of CO2...[more]

October 26, 2015

ECN helps China tackle particulate matter using ‘Made in Holland’ technology

Agreement reached with Lanmeng during trade mission with King and Queen[more]

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