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February 20, 2014

ECN produces scenarios for the future energy mix in Dutch transport

What would a future sustainable transport sector look like? Together with CE Delft and TNO, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and in consultation with involved stakeholders, ECN has drafted scenarios on the future mix of energy carriers for the Dutch transport...[more]

February 12, 2014

Experience the adventure of the Nuon Solar Team in Australia

In October 2013, the Nuon Solar Team from Delft University of Technology participated in the World Solar Challenge. The Nuon Solar Team, sponsored by ECN, made a stunning documentary about their participation in the World Solar Challenge. From the 6th till the 13th of October the 16 members of the...[more]

February 5, 2014

Successful test with innovative renewable energy source at Amer power plant

Den Bosch – A consortium consisting of Topell Energy, three electricity companies (Essent, Nuon and GDF SUEZ) and ECN has successfully completed a large scale co-firing test with an innovative renewable energy source at the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg. With the test, the consortium proves...[more]

February 5, 2014

India and The Netherlands join forces on renewable energy

Today, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, gave the green light for intensifying cooperation on renewable energy between India and the Netherlands. The Minister presided over a ceremony where the Dutch Ambassador, H.E. Alphonsus Stoelinga and the Secretary of the Ministry...[more]

January 22, 2014

The EU needs more to reach its climate and energy objectives

Today’s communication by the European Commission on a 2030 policy framework for climate and energy brings good and bad news. The good news is that it contains a proposal for reform of the EU emissions trading system, including a new reduction target, and a binding target for renewable energy. But...[more]

January 16, 2014

ECN in Abu Dhabi

The excitement is rising for the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi next week.[more]

December 19, 2013

ECN compiles data report on renewable energy in the European Union Member States

All European Union Member States have reporting obligations in the framework of RES Directive 2009/28/EC. This is a European Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It mandates renewable energy targets for all European Union Member States, and prescribes an...[more]

December 6, 2013

ECN replaces silver by copper in solar module

ECN has designed and tested integrated Metal-Wrap-Through (MWT) solar modules with solar cells that use copper instead of silver. They perform well and they are more sustainable and affordable compared to solar panels that use solar cells with silver. A smalls-scale MWT module. At the front, flat...[more]

December 5, 2013

Meeting the article 7 obligations of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Article 7 of the recently adopted Energy Efficiency Directive obliges the EU member states to achieve 1.5% yearly efficiency improvements during the period 2014-2020, culminating in a cumulative savings target.[more]

November 29, 2013

Storage is only part of the solution

Rob Kreiter, programme manager at ECN:[more]

November 29, 2013

There is a world to be won outside the COP

Blog from Donald Pols, International Climate Policy manager at ECN. This month he visited the COP meeting for the tenth time.[more]

November 29, 2013

First company worldwide to make 3D prints of ceramics

With ECN know-how, Formatec Ceramics and Innotech Europe are launching a new company, which will be the first company in the world to print ceramics quickly and at a very high quality.  The photo demonstrates the large range of possibilities of ceramic 3D printing. In the left far corner...[more]

November 18, 2013

ECN and Ecofys launch the 2013 Annual Status Report on NAMAs

At the international climate conference COP19, in Warsaw, ECN and Ecofys launch the 2013 Annual Status Report on NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions). NAMAs are the main international instrument for channeling climate mitigation support to developing countries. [more]

November 14, 2013

Wind Farms can produce up to 5 percent more power

ECN’s Active Wake Control increases output and reduces maintenance [more]

November 13, 2013

ECN presents Microstructure and mechanical features at the Welding Symposium in Antwerp

During the NIL-BIL Welding Symposium of 26 and 27 November in Antwerp, ECN’s Eric Schuring, Materials and International Welding Engineer (IWE), will give a presentation in collaboration with Nathalia Luzignova of NRG. The presentation will address microstructure and mechanical features of Friction...[more]

November 6, 2013

ECN expands material testing activities to High Tech Campus Eindhoven

ECN moves closer to its customers and expands its material testing activities to the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The high-tech manufacturing industry in this region performs a lot of research and development (R&D) activities for new products and processes. Companies push the limits of what...[more]

October 22, 2013

In-depth course in Aeroelasticity of Wind Turbines

Given by recognised experts in the field from 11 to 13 November 2013[more]

October 15, 2013

NORCOWE and ECN start one of the largest wind measurement campaigns

This month NORCOWE and ECN are starting up their joint wind measurement campaign at ECN’s full-scale research wind farm. One of the most important aims is to examine the turbine wake using LiDARs. LiDAR technology is one of ECN’s key expertise. The measurement campaign will be one of the largest of...[more]

October 11, 2013

Alstom installs ECO 122 wind turbine at ECN test site

Last week Alstom finished the installation of the ECO 122 wind turbine at the ECN’s wind turbine test site in the Netherlands. The ECO 122 wind turbine is Alstom’s latest innovation and was specifically designed for reaching the highest possible yield at low wind sites. Testing at the rather high...[more]

September 20, 2013

HybSi® membrane competes for innovation award

ECN’s HybSi® membrane has been nominated for the Accenture Innovation Award and selected as one of the best 25 candidates in the field of Energy&Chemicals. HybSi® is a membrane technology that can be used by the (petro-chemical) industry to separate liquids and gases. This is done,...[more]

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