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July 18, 2017

Innovation Mission on Industrial Electrification and Power-2-X

Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem is co-organiser of the Innovation Mission on Industrial Electrification and Power-2-X to Germany. In September 2017, a three-day innovation mission will be organized in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on industrial electrification and Power-2-X.  Power-2-X...[more]

July 14, 2017

What do Shark Fins, Winglets and Turbulators have in common?

In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project. With the project now coming to a close, find out how these innovation tip designs could significantly reduce the cost of...[more]

July 13, 2017

Offshore wind O&M strategy going global—not a case of one size fits all

ECN, using its industrywide recognised tools, is mapping the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) strategies of offshore wind farms worldwide. In the last year, we worked on multiple projects to evaluate the most effective O&M strategy for wind farms throughout the world, including EU, US and...[more]

July 3, 2017

ECN and ITRI to develop small-scale biomass gasification solutions for remote areas in Taiwan

ECN and its Taiwanese research partner ITRI will jointly develop a highly efficient, simple and robust system to convert biomass waste streams into green power. This is an important development for Taiwan, where there is a great demand for electricity to power industry in remote areas. The...[more]

June 13, 2017

Development hybrid tandem solar cells continues in Joint Solar Programme III

ECN is involved in the strategic research programme Joint Solar Programme III (JSP3), that is developing fundamental knowledge of hybrid tandem solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 30% or more. NWO has recently made a €2 million grant available for JSP3.[more]

June 13, 2017

Worldwide cooperation to develop innovative biofuels

An extensive worldwide cooperation for the development of advanced biofuels kicks off on June 27th. This cooperation involves partners from Brazil and the EU. ECN is a partner, offering technology and expertise to produce biofuels through biomass gasification.[more]

May 30, 2017

RISE and ECN set up test centre for wind energy in cold climate

Swedish research institute RISE and ECN will jointly set up a test centre in Sweden, where the global wind industry can test their equipment in cold climate conditions.[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]

May 12, 2017

The 4th Sustainable Thermal Energy Management International Conference (SusTEM 2017)

With support from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, the Thermal Energy Challenge is organising the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Thermal Energy Management (SusTEM2017) in the Netherlands. The conference is jointly coordinated with the Energy Research Centre of the...[more]

April 19, 2017

New joint venture MOJI to fast track Dutch gasification technology commercialisation

ECN and partner Dahlman Renewable Technology (DRT) have launched a new joint venture to fast track the commercialisation of their gasification technology. MOJI technology efficiently converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks to electricity, green gas, chemicals and even sustainable fuels....[more]

April 14, 2017

Power to Ammonia: From renewable energy to CO2-free ammonia as chemical feedstock and fuel

The Power to Ammonia (P2A) project has recently successfully concluded a feasibility study into the storage of renewable energy in ammonia (NH3) for three business cases. ECN, on behalf of Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem is one of the participants of this ISPT initiative with ten parties of the...[more]

April 6, 2017

Thomas Martin (CEO a.i.) to leave Stichting ECN

Mr T. Martin (acting CEO) has decided to leave the ECN Foundation as of 1 May 2017. Mr Martin will finish his interim duties at ECN/NRG after 18 months to embark on a new challenge. We can look back on a pleasant, productive period with Mr Martin. First of all, under his leadership as acting CFO,...[more]

April 4, 2017

Ultrasimple process for mass production of IBC silicon solar cells

A Dutch-Chinese consortium has proven that commercial production of efficient IBC solar cells is feasible on short term, by completing a pilot production process in just three months.[more]

March 29, 2017

Joint Industry Project on gravity-based structures for offshore wind turbines in full swing

What happens when gravity-based support structures are installed in rough sea conditions? What is the cushioning effect of the soil during touch-down? How will the dynamic response of the foundation be in transport when towed? And what is the impact of the various logistic strategies to the cost of...[more]

March 24, 2017

ScanFlow performs unique wind turbine inflow measurements for better modelling tools

Wind turbines are being designed based on models predicting yield and loading. These models are as good as the data with which they are validated. Therefore, a higher accuracy of reference wind measurements will result in more accurate models, and thus better wind turbines.[more]

March 10, 2017

VoltaChem is looking for high-tech component suppliers for superior electrolysers

Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem is looking for companies that have technologies in house which can improve the lifetime of electrolyser components. With an electrolyser, it is possible to make hydrogen out of water through the use of electricity. The demand for hydrogen is expected to increase...[more]

March 7, 2017

New ADMETALFLEX 130 prints high-quality metal materials

Admatec Europe BV and ECN will present the ADMETALFLEX 3D printer at the Additive Manufacturing User Group  conference in Chicago later this month. This new 3D printer, member of the ADMAFLEX series, delivers metal printed components with high-quality material properties and, compared to...[more]

March 2, 2017

ECN’s integral modelling techniques ensure monopiles are solid support option for 10MW wind turbines

Offshore wind farms are contributing increasingly to the sustainable energy targets of European countries. A new generation of 10 MW wind turbines will be rolled out in the near future and the trend towards larger turbines is likely to continue. For long it was believed jackets or other foundation...[more]

March 2, 2017

Major solar panel order for Dutch machine builder Tempress

Long-term alliance with ECN reaps its rewards[more]

February 28, 2017

How will CCUS reinforce the European steel industry? CATO/ECN event announced!

On 19-20 April 2017, CATO and ECN will co-host the two-day conference ‘Reducing the carbon footprint of the steel industry’.[more]

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