October 9, 2015

ECN launches online toolkit website on consumer engagement in smart grids

In the future energy system the role of the consumer will be more and more important. Smart grids are only really smart if they take into account the desires, motivations and concerns of their users. Developing a smart grid is therefore not only a technical challenge, but a social one as well. In...[more]

October 1, 2015

ECN publishes report on European Pre-Standard for Biobased Carbon Content

To reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Europe intends to transition to a biobased economy. The vision is to replace fossil feedstock for energy and products with biobased alternatives. And indeed, a growing number of products that is fully or partly biobased (such as bioplastics) enters the...[more]

September 10, 2015

European Conference of Chemical Engineering 2015

From September 27 till October 1 the 10th 2015 the European Conference of Chemical Engineering (ECCE) takes place in Nice, France. This conference focus on chemical and biochemical engineering for a new sustainable process industry in Europe. ECN has its presence in Nice and you can find us at...[more]

July 24, 2015

Dutch government on track for Borssele offshore wind tenders

ECN considers some key points from the latest addition to the regulations framework [more]

July 16, 2015

Mass electric car use won't happen by itself

In 2050, all private cars in Europe should have electric motors powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. That seems crucial for achieving the European CO2 reduction objective for transport. But how can countries ensure that there will be enough charging stations? How can they make certain that...[more]

July 7, 2015

Better measurements lead to smarter policies

Particulate matter is causing a great deal of commotion among citizens, governmental bodies and environmental organisations. Measurements of air quality are interpreted and discussed in the press. But what do those figures actually mean? ECN is investigating the presence of particulate matter in...[more]

June 30, 2015

Top 3 publications

1.   System integration and flexibility (in Dutch)With this study, ECN has contributed to the development of a vision on the theme of system integration, especially with regard to the changing mix of fossil and renewable energy sources in the Netherlands' future energy supply. The report...[more]

June 30, 2015

ECN acquires €1.2 million of research funding for EU-project TRANSrisk

ECN has been awarded €1.2 million to undertake research for the EU-Horizon2020 project TRANSrisk. ECN will be part of a consortium of renowned EU research institutes such as the University of Sussex (SPRU; lead), the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), ETH Zurich, and the Stockholm...[more]

June 26, 2015

Explosion risk prevention? ECN tests raw materials.

What do you think can happen when particles float around in a space? That's right, they can burst into flames or even explode. Even very small amounts of powders or particles can pose serious risks in industrial processes. [more]

June 26, 2015

ECN discusses future of climate action at high-level round table dinner in Bonn

During the climate negotiations in Bonn in June, ECN and Ecofys organised a round-table dinner to discuss “NAMAs: towards Paris and beyond” with a select audience of high-level decision makers and experts. At the event, the MitigationMomentum consortium presented the midyear NAMA Status Report 2015...[more]

June 23, 2015

Knowledge of materials and the impacts on product quality

Knowledge of materials is essential for solving the energy problems of tomorrow. You can only create a good solar cell if you understand the materials and know how to process them. By conducting research and experimenting with new energy technology, ECN has acquired unique materials science...[more]

June 12, 2015

Workshop gives energizing perspectives on electrification

Representatives from the electricity, chemical and equipment industry met in Rotterdam with ECN and TNO on May 28th. They exchanged views on the use of electricity as a sustainable energy source in the chemical sector. Amongst the results were solid project ideas and a roadmap to innovation...[more]

June 8, 2015

From solar panel to shadow panel

Due to the growing popularity of solar energy, optimum solar energy locations are becoming rarer. Shade is, or rather was, an important cause of loss of efficiency. ECN presents ‘Tessera’, an affordable shade-tolerant PV module based on back-contact technology.[more]

June 8, 2015

'Merging' on the energy highway

Sustainable energy sources are becoming increasingly important. The number of solar panels in the Netherlands doubled last year. A success? Certainly, but now the time has come for fossil and sustainable energy sources to 'merge' on the energy highway. ECN assists businesses and governments with...[more]

June 8, 2015

ECN is seeking a technology manufacturing company

ECN's laboratories are a hive of activity with continuous experiments using the latest technology. We develop, test and refine technologies until they are truly ready for the market. For LIBRA, the big moment has arrived. The technology for converting a useless waste stream from paper factories...[more]

June 2, 2015

ECN supports Kenyan government to tackle climate change

ECN is supporting many developing countries to minimize and mitigate the impact of climate change. In 2010 the Kenyan government selected ECN and partners to help develop its National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP). Besides the Kenyan authorities, ECN has also served the European Commission,...[more]

June 2, 2015

Hebei Province and ECN start cooperation on environmental technologies

On 19 May, ECN and the Hebei Environment Federation (China) signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum to mark the start of their cooperation in environmental technology. Their joint aim is to develop and advance new energy and environmental technology, including air & soil quality technology,...[more]

May 28, 2015

All new cars electric as of 2035 is going to require some effort

ECN study reveals necessary steps for low-emission transport sector.[more]

May 19, 2015

FGV collaborates with ECN to create high-quality fuel pellets

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 May 2015 - Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), the world’s largest producer of Crude Palm Oil (CPO), has started a collaboration with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to use its TORWASH technology, to turn empty fruit bunches into high-quality fuel...[more]

May 13, 2015

Visit ECN at the China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair

ECN has accepted the invitation of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the Province of Hebei (China) to be present at the Langfang Trade Fair from 18 to 21 May 2015. ECN’s activities fit very well with the scope of the fair, which has a strong focus on environmental topics. We welcome you at...[more]

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