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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]

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]

July 7, 2015

Better measurements lead to smarter policies

Particulate matter is causing a great deal of commotion among citizens, governmental bodies and environmental organisations. Measurements of air quality are interpreted and discussed in the press. But what do those figures actually mean? ECN is investigating the presence of particulate matter in...[more]

June 2, 2015

Hebei Province and ECN start cooperation on environmental technologies

On 19 May, ECN and the Hebei Environment Federation (China) signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum to mark the start of their cooperation in environmental technology. Their joint aim is to develop and advance new energy and environmental technology, including air & soil quality technology,...[more]

May 13, 2015

Visit ECN at the China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair

ECN has accepted the invitation of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the Province of Hebei (China) to be present at the Langfang Trade Fair from 18 to 21 May 2015. ECN’s activities fit very well with the scope of the fair, which has a strong focus on environmental topics. We welcome you at...[more]

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