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April 10, 2015

Zonne-energie is een essentiële bouwsteen voor de duurzame energiehuishouding

Wim Sinke (ECN) reageert op CPB Discussion Paper 301: “Technological Uncertainty in Meeting Europe’s Decarbonisation Goals” gepubliceerd januari 2015[more]

April 10, 2015

Project EuRyDice launched

“Energy-efficient valorization of components from process streams” is the full title of the new EuRyDice project that will be carried out by AkzoNobel, Corbion, DOW, Hexion, ECN, KWR, and VITO within the ISPT framework.[more]

April 7, 2015

Code of Conduct for Energy Service Companies: 33 new parties signed up

On 31 March 33 parties have signed the European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting in the Netherlands during the National ESCo Conference in Amsterdam. The code is a set of guidelines, values and principles that are fundamental for a successful implementation of EPC projects (EPCs)...[more]

April 1, 2015

LOCOSTO: improving industrial energy efficiency by storage of heat

Storing heat to use this heat at a later time is a good way to save energy. Industrial batch processes for example can benefit from heat storage by heating a new batch with the waste heat of the previous batch. Although heat storage technology is known for a very long time, industrial applications...[more]

March 25, 2015

JIP on installation strategy leads to award at EWEA Offshore 2015

In 2014, ECN within the Dutch FLOW “industrialize installation” project in cooperation with IHC (as project coordinator) and Van Oord and Ballast Nedam (as project participant) developed a logistics and planning tool for offshore wind installation. ECN Install is a planning tool that can be used...[more]

March 24, 2015

CertifHy Project Launch Conference 2015 (23 April 2015) now open for registrations

A consortium of four European expert organizations (Hinicio, ECN, TÜV SÜD and LBST) have joined forces in the project CertifHy to develop an ambitious and innovative framework for the generation of guarantees of origin (GoO) for green hydrogen to be implemented in Europe.CertifHy, funded by the...[more]

March 24, 2015

The power of Dutch-Sino cooperation

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today witnessed the signing of two strategic deals designed to strengthen Sino-Dutch relations on sustainable energy solutions. ECN, Dahlman Renewable Technologies (DRT), Jiangsu Antai New Energy Technology (JAE) and the Jingjiang Municipal People’s Government are...[more]

March 13, 2015

A successful first year for the ‘Smart Delta Resources Platform’

The Platform to bolster the competitiveness of the industry in Zeeland has yielded over 20 projects on collaboration and synergy in raw materials and energy use.[more]

March 2, 2015

Stakeholders see opportunities for higher-profile ECN

ECN technology is used all over the world in order to make energy management more sustainable. So you could say that responsible enterprise is part of the company’s DNA. In mid-January, ECN entered into dialogue with stakeholders on the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). What are we...[more]

March 2, 2015

Sustainable energy in the chemical industry

ECN and TNO have received a two-million euro grant from the Ministry of Economic Affairs to research the application possibilities of sustainable energy in the chemical industry. The research will be concerned primarily with the electrification of the industry, with a view to replacing the use of...[more]

March 2, 2015

CEO Paul Korting looks back on 2014 and looks ahead

New partnerships, impactful projects, and technical innovation. ECN’s CEO Paul Korting reviews 2014 and looks ahead.[more]

March 2, 2015

ECN ‘thought leader’ in regional innovation policy

Using knowledge for regional innovation - that is the basis of our collaborative partnership with ‘Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord’ development company. As well as being involved with national and international projects, ECN is also keen to deploy its knowledge at a regional level. From...[more]

February 16, 2015

ECN demonstrates innovation to produce green plastics

ECN has recently demonstrated a new process to convert biomass and waste into valuable building blocks for the plastics industry. The process can handle almost any (cheap) feedstock ranging from non-food biomass and agricultural residues to mixed wastes. The first liter was produced in ECN...[more]

January 26, 2015

Applied research is essential for the Energy Agreement

The government has made substantial cutbacks in the budget for applied research. Paul Korting, CEO of ECN, believes that this is a mistake. Applied research - as well as fundamental research - is important for society. With a limited budget, promising and much-needed technologies cannot reach the...[more]

January 23, 2015

Industrial companies join forces

Each industrial company can save on energy and raw materials. If we join forces, the effects will be even greater. One company’s residual material can be another’s raw material, for example. ECN will explore the possibilities. Collaboration with other (industrial) companies will not only improve...[more]

January 19, 2015

Main conclusions from National Energy Outlook 2014

Energy management is experiencing considerable changes in the Netherlands. This is revealed by the Dutch National Energy Outlook 2014. In this report, ECN describes the energy transition and the expected developments up to 2030. Are we on course with renewable energy, energy savings and our climate...[more]

January 15, 2015

ECN explores opportunities in the Middle East

There are extremely promising opportunities for energy savings and sustainable energy generation in the Middle East and North Africa. The climate is favourable and, more importantly, governments want to invest in sustainability. Corporate business developer Atef Hamdy establishes relationships and...[more]

January 12, 2015

Technology Day organized by EXPERTA and ECN – Thermal analysis in energy research in lab and practice

EXPERTA and ECN are organizing a Technology Day on the 5th of February at ECN in Petten. During this day you will have the unique opportunity to visit our thermal analysis lab and discuss your applications with our experts.[more]

January 11, 2015

Stakeholder dialogue on Corporate Social Responsibility

On 14 January 2015, ECN is organising a stakeholder dialogue. With clients and partners we will talk about Corporate Social Responsibility.[more]

January 9, 2015

Top 3 publications

We document our latest insights in research reports and presentations. We have compiled a ‘Must Read’ list of the top three publications for you.[more]

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