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September 20, 2017

Chemical analysis as a key factor for correct waste hazard classification

Waste hazard classification is an important step in complete waste management cycle. Incorrect waste hazard classification can give a lot of administrative burden and even form a negative public perception. The ECN ClassifyMyWasteâ„¢ application lists the elements whose total content is...[more]

May 16, 2017

Online tool HazClass provides a quick hazard classification for waste materials

ECN just launched an easy to use tool for the hazard classification of any waste material according to EU legislation. The free tool uses the elemental content of the material to assess possible hazards based on a worst case approach.[more]

February 16, 2017

ECN starts production of CAIRE sensors to measure air quality

How clean is the air in your home and workplace? An increasing number of people are concerned about the levels of particulate matter in their everyday surroundings. How clean is the air outside, at work or at home? ECN has years of experience measuring air quality and is now making it possible for...[more]

December 13, 2016

European Waste Classification threatens the circular economy

New European legislation may mean that a large quantity of waste may no longer be used as building material, but must be dumped as hazardous waste. [more]

October 12, 2016

Wind energy versus bats

It is generally well-known that bats cannot always avoid wind turbines. Changes in air pressure cause them to become disoriented so they fly into the mast or the blades of the turbine. The question is, how often does this happen, and what can we do about it? This is currently being researched at...[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]

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]

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