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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]

July 5, 2013

Paper industry saves energy with new heat pump

ECN and Bronswerk Heat Transfer sign a contract for innovative technology[more]

July 5, 2013

ECN supports EU Technology Platform

ECN has supported the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) – an EU Technology Platform consisting of a coalition of stakeholders working to promote CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS), in producing a new report which highlights the application of CCS in EU energy-intensive industries. The report, released on...[more]

July 2, 2013

ECN writes European standard for green products

European Commission chooses Dutch expert institute on measuring biomass[more]

June 20, 2013

n-PASHA Alliance Awarded 100MW n-type Technology and Equipment Order for Nexolon Turnkey Project in USA

Guetenbach, Germany, June 19, 2013 -- The n-PASHA Alliance (RENA GmbH, ECN and Tempress Systems, Inc.), is pleased to announce today that it has been selected by Nexolon America LLC to provide n-type technology and equipment to its photovoltaic cell production facility in San Antonio, Texas. RENA,...[more]

June 11, 2013

Let’s invest in innovation today

In its coalition agreement, the current Dutch cabinet has agreed that in 2020 at least 16% of our energy need shall be covered by energy generated from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass. That is quite an ambitious objective, especially since renewable energy sources currently...[more]

May 24, 2013

Dutch Technology Turning Waste into Green Gas Goes Global

ECN and Royal Dahlman sign licence agreement for MILENA gasification[more]

April 19, 2013

Innovations for the chemical industry

ECN presents its attractive, innovative technologies and services to the chemical industry at the European Congress of Chemical Engineering and Applied Biotechnology (ECCE9/ECAB2) from 21 until 25 April 2013 in the World Forum The Hague. Read more here.[more]

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