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November 3, 2017

Energy transition is going to change our landscape considerably: new thinking is needed

Renewable energy will be a self-evident part of our future living environment everywhere. It constitutes a big challenge for our country as it will not be easy to integrate large numbers of wind turbines and PV farms in the existing landscape. According to ECN and Wageningen University & Research...[more]

February 7, 2017

ECN partners with voestalpine, Siemens and VERBUND to build one of world largest pilot facility for green hydrogen

ECN, with partners voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND, Austrian Power Grid (APG) and K1-MET have received Horizon2020 funding to construct and test one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen. The plant will be built and operated on the premises of voestalpine in Linz,...[more]

December 13, 2016

Important role R&D in current trend towards lower cost offshore wind parks

Response ECN to results Borssele 3&4 tender[more]

December 8, 2016

€30.000 awarded to bio-based alternative to wood charcoal and pilot for seaweed farming to tackle climate change

OPIN Foundation and Royal IHC have each been awarded 30.000 euro’s for their innovative plans promoting climate mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.[more]

November 10, 2016

CertifHy guarantees green hydrogen

CertifHy was presented at the end of October; it is a plan for an EU-wide certification system for green hydrogen that can count on broad support.[more]

November 1, 2016

More efficient electric motors could mean plans for 200 coal-fired power plants around the world can be scrapped

AMSTERDAM – Forty-five percent of all the electricity in the world is used for electric motors and pumps, ventilation and compressor systems. These motors and systems are often outdated and energy-inefficient. By optimising them and making them more efficient, the world could save more than 1350...[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]

June 30, 2016

Two awards of €30.000 available for the best climate business cases

Organisations and companies with an innovative idea focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, can now compete to receive support to further develop and receive (partial) funds for their business case. The Mobilising More (MoMo) initiative provides...[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]

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