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December 7, 2007

Energy Vision ECN/NRG directive for government policy

Petten – Ministers Van der Hoeven (EZ) en Cramer (VROM) will put the Energy Vision 2050 of ECN/NRG on the innovation agenda for government policy. The ministers announced this to the Dutch Lower House. They concluded that the ECN/NRG Energy Vision provides direction for innovative and energy...[more]

November 19, 2007

Accurate estimation of maintenance costs offshore wind farms with ECN software tool

Petten – The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has developed a tool which makes it possible to estimate the maintenance costs of an –offshore- wind farm in the development stage very accurately. Although more suppliers offer software and services in this range, the ECN-software is...[more]

November 16, 2007

Contamination incident: no radioactive substances outside the research area

In May 2006 an incident took place at the research location in Petten. Two employees of the Nuclear Research Group (NRG) were contaminated by a radioactive substance during activities with a fume cupboard in the radiological laboratory. Fortunately, the health risks turned out to be limited: no...[more]

November 8, 2007

Econcern, ECN and Chemfo agree to build commercial scale biomass torrefaction plant

Econcern, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Chemfo have signed a contract to build a commercial scale torrefaction plant that will produce 2nd generation biomass-based pellets: BO2pelletsTM.[more]

November 7, 2007

ECN and NRG publish Energy Vision 2050

Major policy efforts can lead to a sustainable future in Europe A sustainable energy system in Europe is achievable by 2050, but it will not be easy. Major shifts in the energy system are required to reduce the risks related to climate change and to guarantee the security and affordability of...[more]

November 7, 2007

ECN and NRG publish Energy Vision 2050

Major policy efforts can lead to a sustainable future in Europe A sustainable energy system in Europe is achievable by 2050, but it will not be easy. Major shifts in the energy system are required to reduce the risks related to climate change and to guarantee the security and affordability of...[more]

November 7, 2007

ECN establishes Solar Academy

Petten- The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and partners Solland Solar Energy, Limburg Development Co/LIOF and The Institute of Semiconductor Electronics (RWTH Aachen University) plan to establish a Solar Academy in Heerlen (Limburg). The academy will offer professional training...[more]

July 12, 2007

Co-operation between ECN and Chinese Academy of Sciences

Joint research in the field of energy. During a trade mission to China in Beijing and Dalian, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) signed two co-operation contracts with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The agreements were signed on 9 and 10 July by ECN Director Kees van der...[more]

December 6, 2006

ECN and Natsource: European Union has exported €400 million through the Kyoto Protocol

The European Union private sector is exporting technology worth almost €400 million to developing countries as a consequence of the Kyoto Protocol. The result was presented today during the final conference of the European Commission TETRIS project on technology transfer and investment risks in...[more]

November 23, 2006

Licensing agreement for unique gas scrubbing system signed

On Wednesday 22 November, ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) and Dahlman Industrial Group B.V. signed a licensing agreement for the OLGA gas scrubbing technology in Petten. The gala meeting was attended by the project leaders of both parties. In close collaboration with Dahlman of...[more]

November 10, 2006

State Secretary Pieter van Geel opens ECN hydrogen filling station

On Friday 27 October State Secretary Pieter van Geel opened a filling station for hydrogen cars on the ECN site in Petten. The ECN Hydrogen Filling Station will be used mainly by the HydroGEM, a hydrogen-powered car presented by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) last summer, the...[more]

October 4, 2005

The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands Sells Fuel Cell Technology Package

Petten, the Netherlands, September XX, 2005 - The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), an independent, market-oriented foundation for research, development, consulting and knowledge-transfer, announced today that it has completed the sale of a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC)...[more]

September 17, 2005

ECN and Planet Capital Management launch SulphCatch BV, an innovative desulfurisation technology company

Petten, September 7, 2004 Scientists at the fuel processing division of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a new technology to remove a widely used odorant, THT, from gaseous fuels such as natural gas and LPG. By removing this odorant from the natural gas that...[more]

February 15, 2005

TU Delft, ECN and Stanford together for clean energy

Global Climate and Energy Project divides 9 million Dollars [more]

April 2, 2003

H.C. Starck acquires majority holding in InDEC

H.C. Starck GmbH celebrated the acquisition of a majority holding in the Dutch producer of fuel cell components, InDEC B.V. Petten, with an official ceremony at the Selb site of its subsidiary H.C. Starck Ceramics, on April 1, 2003. Bavarian and Dutch representatives from business and politics also...[more]

November 12, 2002

H.C Starck signs a letter of intent to take over fuel cell producer InDEC

H.C. Starck GmbH (Goslar, Germany) and the current shareholders of InDEC B.V., (Petten,The Netherlands), ECN (Petten) and Planet Capital (Zeist,The Netherlands) have signed a non-binding letter of intent on November 12th, 2002. H.C. Starck intends to acquire a majority shareholding in the Dutch...[more]

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