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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]

December 22, 2014

PhD student Benjamin Sanderse wins Stieltjes Award after 4 years of research at ECN

Benjamin Sanderse wins the Stieltjens Award with his thesis titled: ‘Energy-conserving discretization methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations'. This research was conducted at the Mathematics and Computer Science Center (CWI) in Amsterdam commissioned by the Netherlands Energy...[more]

December 15, 2014

Press release: NO2 sensor completes AiREAS air quality monitoring system

AiREAS expands its network of AirBoxes in Eindhoven with the monitoring of traffic emissions[more]

December 11, 2014

First parties sign the European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting

Code of conduct launched for transparency of ESCo market[more]

December 10, 2014

ECN and Ecofys launch the Annual NAMA Status Report 2014

ECN and Ecofys launched the Annual NAMA Status Report 2014 at the ongoing UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru on December 8, 2014. The launch event was opened by Ms. Miriam Ott from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, commenting...[more]

December 4, 2014

Successful long-duration test for green natural gas from biomass gasification

Green natural gas is the sustainable substitute of fossil natural gas as extracted from the Groningen gas field for example. The advantage of green natural gas is that it is made from biomass, which is thus largely CO2 neutral because the CO2 has already been absorbed from the atmosphere by the...[more]

November 26, 2014

5 Dutch companies partner with KazAtomProm to achieve solar energy goals

Today, a combination of 5 Dutch partners and KazAtomProm presented themselves at a meeting between the Kazakhstan Energy minister and the Dutch minister of Economic affairs. KazAtomProm has very ambitious goals with solar energy and the Dutch partners will provide technology to achieve these...[more]

November 25, 2014

Workshop Signals Pd Membrane Scale Up Ahead!

Last week, ECN hosted a successful workshop on palladium membrane technology on behalf of four projects funded by the EU under FP7.  These four projects (Carena, CoMETHy, ReforCELL and DEMCAMER) have synergy in their research objectives and the workshop brought together  80 participants...[more]

November 4, 2014

Letter of Intent for Collaborative Research between ECN and AIST

The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and the Renewable Energy Research Center (AIST) have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on research in a range of renewable energy-related technologies. AIST has recently opened a new research facility in Koriyama, Fukushima, named the...[more]

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