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October 3, 2017

ECN technology to radically reduce CO2 emissions from iron and steel industry operational in Swedish test facility

As part of the European STEPWISE project, the Energy research centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is demonstrating for the first time its Sorption-Enhanced Water-Gas Shift (SEWGS) technology: a CO2 capture technology that makes it possible to substantially reduce carbon emissions from the iron and...[more]

September 22, 2017

VoltaChem Annual Event 2017

INDUSTRIAL DECARBONIZATION THROUGH ELECTRIFICATION: ENERGIZED FOR ACTION![more]

September 22, 2017

Dutch Solar Design façade module optimises appearance, yield and sustainability

The multifunctional, sustainable Dutch Solar Design façade module makes large-scale use of solar energy in the built environment attractive. The patented printing technology leads to improved aesthetics.[more]

September 20, 2017

Chemical analysis as a key factor for correct waste hazard classification

Waste hazard classification is an important step in complete waste management cycle. Incorrect waste hazard classification can give a lot of administrative burden and even form a negative public perception. The ECN ClassifyMyWaste™ application lists the elements whose total content is...[more]

September 13, 2017

ECN to cooperate in five innovative TKI projects for energy efficiency in industry

ECN is to participate in five new innovative TKI research projects that focus on making industrial processes sustainable and achieving the Dutch CO2 emission reduction targets. The projects are: ‘Energy-efficient Industrial Drying using Absorption (IDEA)’, ‘Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste Heat...[more]

September 13, 2017

Quick test helps prevent corrosion

Corrosion can cause enormous damage to products or plants. Corrosion tests help to prevent this damage if they are carried out in time, but they require expertise, experience and the right equipment.[more]

August 3, 2017

Nanoparticles give solar panels a green color

Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and ECN have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the front module glass of a silicon heterojunction solar cell scatter a narrow band of the solar...[more]

July 18, 2017

Innovation Mission on Industrial Electrification and Power-2-X

Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem is co-organiser of the Innovation Mission on Industrial Electrification and Power-2-X to Germany. In September 2017, a three-day innovation mission will be organized in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on industrial electrification and Power-2-X.  Power-2-X...[more]

July 14, 2017

What do Shark Fins, Winglets and Turbulators have in common?

In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project. With the project now coming to a close, find out how these innovation tip designs could significantly reduce the cost of...[more]

July 13, 2017

Offshore wind O&M strategy going global—not a case of one size fits all

ECN, using its industrywide recognised tools, is mapping the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) strategies of offshore wind farms worldwide. In the last year, we worked on multiple projects to evaluate the most effective O&M strategy for wind farms throughout the world, including EU, US and...[more]

July 3, 2017

ECN and ITRI to develop small-scale biomass gasification solutions for remote areas in Taiwan

ECN and its Taiwanese research partner ITRI will jointly develop a highly efficient, simple and robust system to convert biomass waste streams into green power. This is an important development for Taiwan, where there is a great demand for electricity to power industry in remote areas. The...[more]

June 13, 2017

Development hybrid tandem solar cells continues in Joint Solar Programme III

ECN is involved in the strategic research programme Joint Solar Programme III (JSP3), that is developing fundamental knowledge of hybrid tandem solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 30% or more. NWO has recently made a €2 million grant available for JSP3.[more]

June 13, 2017

Worldwide cooperation to develop innovative biofuels

An extensive worldwide cooperation for the development of advanced biofuels kicks off on June 27th. This cooperation involves partners from Brazil and the EU. ECN is a partner, offering technology and expertise to produce biofuels through biomass gasification.[more]

May 30, 2017

RISE and ECN set up test centre for wind energy in cold climate

Swedish research institute RISE and ECN will jointly set up a test centre in Sweden, where the global wind industry can test their equipment in cold climate conditions.[more]

May 16, 2017

Online tool HazClass provides a quick hazard classification for waste materials

ECN just launched an easy to use tool for the hazard classification of any waste material according to EU legislation. The free tool uses the elemental content of the material to assess possible hazards based on a worst case approach.[more]

May 12, 2017

The 4th Sustainable Thermal Energy Management International Conference (SusTEM 2017)

With support from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, the Thermal Energy Challenge is organising the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Thermal Energy Management (SusTEM2017) in the Netherlands. The conference is jointly coordinated with the Energy Research Centre of the...[more]

April 19, 2017

New joint venture MOJI to fast track Dutch gasification technology commercialisation

ECN and partner Dahlman Renewable Technology (DRT) have launched a new joint venture to fast track the commercialisation of their gasification technology. MOJI technology efficiently converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks to electricity, green gas, chemicals and even sustainable fuels....[more]

April 14, 2017

Power to Ammonia: From renewable energy to CO2-free ammonia as chemical feedstock and fuel

The Power to Ammonia (P2A) project has recently successfully concluded a feasibility study into the storage of renewable energy in ammonia (NH3) for three business cases. ECN, on behalf of Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem is one of the participants of this ISPT initiative with ten parties of the...[more]

April 6, 2017

Thomas Martin (CEO a.i.) to leave Stichting ECN

Mr T. Martin (acting CEO) has decided to leave the ECN Foundation as of 1 May 2017. Mr Martin will finish his interim duties at ECN/NRG after 18 months to embark on a new challenge. We can look back on a pleasant, productive period with Mr Martin. First of all, under his leadership as acting CFO,...[more]

April 4, 2017

Ultrasimple process for mass production of IBC silicon solar cells

A Dutch-Chinese consortium has proven that commercial production of efficient IBC solar cells is feasible on short term, by completing a pilot production process in just three months.[more]

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