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April 11, 2012

Energy aid in times of climate change

An ECN report on designing climate compatible development strategies.[more]

April 10, 2012

SINTEF and ECN collaboration increase effectiveness in silicon PV R&D

SINTEF Materials & Chemistry and ECN signed an agreement to strengthen their long-standing collaboration in the field of crystalline silicon photovoltaics. With this agreement SINTEF and ECN combine the operation of pilot infrastructure for silicon feedstock production, crystallization, wafering...[more]

April 4, 2012

Chris de Koning Corporate Communications manager at ECN

As of 26 March, Chris de Koning has taken up his duties as the new Corporate Communications manager at ECN. [more]

March 19, 2012

ECN participates in workshop of ITRE commission of European Parliament

Last year, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure. The Commission proposes to select a number of projects of common interest which are important to reach its climate and energy goals. Projects of common interest benefit from...[more]

February 29, 2012

Underground CO2 storage put to the test: is it safe and effective?

Today, the results of CO2ReMoVe, an EU project on CO2 storage, will be presented at its closing conference near Paris. The CO2ReMoVe project has involved over 30 partners from research and industry from Europe and beyond, and has been running for six years. A key conclusion is that results from all...[more]

February 20, 2012

Sustainable ways of living are SPREADing across Europe

New initiatives and social innovation to inspire a shift to sustainable, high-quality lifestyles in the Europe of 2050. [more]

February 15, 2012

North Sea is a goldmine for wind energy

This week, Deloitte (the Netherlands) published The Energy Magazine in which experts from the field of energy speak about Energy, 2012 and beyond. One of the interviewed experts is Paul Korting, CEO of ECN. In this article, Korting underlines the importance of the North Sea for wind energy. Many...[more]

February 3, 2012

New direction ECN: with and for the market

Today, Friday 3 February, the complete Board of Directors presented ECN’s new strategy plan 2012-2015 to Mark Dierikx, Director General for Energy, Telecom and Competition of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I). [more]

January 27, 2012

AMOLF and ECN enter collaboration agreement

The FOM Institute AMOLF and ECN signed an agreement to consolidate their collaboration. With this agreement AMOLF and ECN attempt to breach the gap between fundamental research on one side and on the other side large scale production and the actual implementation of solar cells.[more]

January 18, 2012

Practical and tailored information can increase the impact of the energy label

The impact that the energy label has on homeowners decisions to buy and renovate dwellings is currently limited. However, more tailored information can help increase the impact of energy labels. Households need practical and tailored information about energy saving in their own dwelling. This is...[more]

January 18, 2012

ECN grants Ceramiques Techniques Industrielles license on HybSi® membrane technology

Ceramiques Techniques Industrielles (CTI), as one of the market leaders in inorganic membranes, has obtained a license for the commercialisation of the HybSi® membrane technology from ECN. The HybSi® nanosieve allows the purification of various industrial solvents at a reduced cost and at an...[more]

January 11, 2012

Inconvenient measurements of escaping gas

With environmental issues such as the enhanced greenhouse gas effect, acidification or air pollution, it’s all about gas and particles entering the atmosphere. This can occur from a “point source“ like a chimney which is relatively easy to measure. Measurements are much harder for so called...[more]

December 21, 2011

SECTOR supports market introduction of torrefied products as solid sustainable energy carrier

SECTOR (Production of Solid Sustainable Energy Carriers from Biomass by Means of TORrefaction) is a large-scale European project with a strong consortium of 21 partners from industry and science. The project is focussed on the further development of torrefaction-based technologies for the...[more]

December 19, 2011

Korean POSCO Power and ECN join forces in wind, solar and bio-energy

The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and the South Korean POSCO Power have officially joined forces. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 December, both parties have agreed on future collaboration in wind, solar and bio-energy.[more]

December 7, 2011

European cooperation in energy research pays off

By cooperating, energy research organisations in Europe are able to accelerate the development of low-carbon technologies. The organisations have joined forces in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and align their activities in Joint Programmes of research. This reduces the duplication of...[more]

December 7, 2011

Low-carbon development strategies: “readiness” varies amongst countries

Low-carbon development strategies have attracted interest in the climate negotiations as a soft alternative to voluntary or obligatory national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets - especially for developing countries. Several countries have embarked on drafting an LCDS. A recent Energy...[more]

November 29, 2011

Improved European observation network supports effective climate policy

To provide an independent assessment whether European climate policy is effective, it is essential to monitor concentrations and fluxes of non-CO2 greenhouse gases accurately. A crucial component in doing so is a precise and reliable measuring infrastructure. As of this week, the Energy research...[more]

November 7, 2011

Market incentives needed to tap into huge PV potential

In response to an article on the bankruptcy of the American company Solyndra, published in the Economist of 15 October, Wim Sinke speaks up for our eastern neighbours. Human-induced climate change requires a quick response. The technology that offers the largest potential, i.e. solar energy,...[more]

October 24, 2011

Large saving on energy bill of households is feasible

Tailored policy is needed Four out of five households will profit from implementing one or more energy saving measures in their homes. On average this could save 22 percent on the energy bill. In practise, however, there appear to be large differences among households. Particularly the individual...[more]

October 20, 2011

Great results Nuna6 sponsored by ECN

With their solar race car, which the team designed and developed themselves, the Nuon Solar Team of TU Delft has won the second prize in the World Solar Challenge, a race with 30 international teams from Darwin to Adelaide. ECN is sponsor of the Nuna6.[more]

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