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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]

September 7, 2016

Revolutionary laser opens new doors for industry

ECN has produced a new revolutionary laser set-up that makes industrial applications and machining possible that up to now could only be dreamed of. The unique device can process ceramics and create razor-sharp machining in metals.[more]

August 30, 2016

ECN expands offshore measuring locations for wind farms and partners with KNMI

Wind speeds, wind directions, wave heights: for many years, ECN has been measuring the conditions at offshore wind farms in the North Sea. ECN is expanding the number of work locations and are entering a partnership with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Koninklijk Nederlands...[more]

August 30, 2016

New R&D project VaStBlade: lower cost of energy due to more accurate design of large turbine blades

ECN, together with partners WMC (Knowledge Centre Wind turbine Materials and Constructions), TRES4 B.V. and GE Global Research will kick off a new R&D project to enable more accurate designs of wind turbine blades by improved modelling and validation of torsional flexibility (which is the twisting...[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 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 28, 2016

ECN introduces a first full-size demonstrator of Tessera (TM)

ECN introduces a first full-size demonstrator of Tessera (TM), a shadow-tolerant and shape-flexible solar module concept that will overcome the limitations of standard solar panels.[more]

June 17, 2016

ECN and MONITOR JIP begin development of structural health monitoring system for offshore wind farms

Many offshore wind stakeholders acknowledge the relevance of monitoring offshore wind support structures. However, a dedicated standard for the design and installation of a monitoring system is still lacking. So is an effective tool to interpret and assess the collected data. A consortium of...[more]

June 16, 2016

Innovative white layer improves efficiency of bifacial solar panels

Dutch energy research institute ECN has developed a new bifacial solar panel design with a white layer between and around the cells. These white bifacial solar panels show a 5% increase in energy yield with respect to bifacial panels with a glass back and show the same maximum power output as a...[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]

June 13, 2016

Industry will contribute to a sustainable electricity network

“Industry is facing major challenges. In the coming years, processes will have to become less dependent on fossil energy and emit significantly less CO2. At the same time, industry will play an active role in the development of new sustainable electricity networks,” says Sigrid Bollwerk, the ECN...[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]

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]

May 24, 2016

NAMAs continue to play important role after Paris but financing for implementation lags behind

The latest Mitigation Momentum NAMA Status Report released by ECN and Ecofys six months after the signing of the Paris Agreement, shows that Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) remain an important vehicle to tackle climate change in the new climate landscape. However, funding for...[more]

May 24, 2016

ECN Active Wake Control on track to boost wind farm lifecycle performance

The Netherlands flagship energy R&D centre ECN is a recognised pioneer in wind farm Active Wake Control (AWC) research and implementation. Patents for the potentially game changing technology were granted already in 2003. Since then, much R&D has occurred and recently five commercial feasibility...[more]

May 19, 2016

ECN wind study strengthens the Borssele wind farm business case

A number of project developers are in the running for a permit to develop a wind farm off the coast of Zeeland. Some of them asked ECN to assess their designs in advance. Our wind report makes their business cases more solid and instils confidence in investors.[more]

May 17, 2016

ECN’s Biomass expertise widely represented at the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

ECN has extensive expertise and experience in the field of Biomass. Due to years of research and development, ECN can efficiently:  Characterise biomass by a variety of certified, standard and advanced physico-chemical analyses methods and relate to the widely recognized Phyllis/BIODAT...[more]

May 12, 2016

Electrification offers chemistry a sustainable and profitable future

Electrification of the chemical industry offers opportunities to reduce its CO2 footprint and become more competitive. This is the firm opinion of various representatives from the European chemical industry and the energy sector. Extensive analysis reveals that cost reduction, sustainability and...[more]

May 10, 2016

Taking SAITEC’s floating support structure to the next level

Spanish engineering company SAITEC is working on creating what they hope will be the most competitive floating solution in the offshore wind market. ECN, being the market leader on offshore wind O&M and installation cost modelling, was asked by SAITEC to quantify the benefits of their new concept.[more]

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