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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]

October 30, 2014

The importance of measuring greenhouse gases

Measuring station for greenhouse gases essential for effective climate policy[more]

October 18, 2014

Ministry of Economic Affairs grants loan to ECN/NRG

Last Friday (17 October 2014) Henk Kamp, the Minister of Economic Affairs, approved the the credit agreement for ECN/NRG. This agreement involves a bridging loan for ECN/NRG to the maximum amount of 82 million euros. [more]

October 16, 2014

Applied research still important

On Thursday, the 16th of October 2014, a submitted article written by Paul Korting, CEO ECN, was placed in Het Financieele Dagblad. The article is a response to an article published on October 14th and written by Kees Verhoeven from D66, in which was stated that applied research is subordinate...[more]

October 7, 2014

Energy transition is becoming visible in the Netherlands

The Dutch National Energy Report reveals that the objectives for renewable energy and energy savings have not yet been achieved, but the climate objective has, and employment in the energy sector is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy and savings.[more]

October 3, 2014

Power-to-Gas important for CO2 reduction, but too expensive as backup for solar and wind energy

ECN & DNV GL study: important role for new technology in energy transition in the Netherlands[more]

September 29, 2014

The Gilded Coach of the future

On Prince's Day, which marks the official start of the parliamentary year, King Willem-Alexander rode in the Gilded Coach to the Knights' Hall at the Dutch Parliament to deliver the King's Speech. On the same day, the Nuon Solar Team made its own Gilded Coach. To demonstrate that the Nuna is the...[more]

September 24, 2014

One of the biggest global problems: reactive nitrogen

Nitrogen. We simply need it for food production and for manufacturing hundreds of products. At the same time, however, it can be extremely hazardous to our health and to the environment. In recent years, reactive nitrogen has become one of the world's biggest problems. Researcher Albert Bleeker...[more]

September 23, 2014

New ECN control system will increase the yield of wind turbines

ECN introduces an advanced control system that individually adjusts wind turbine blades. This makes it possible to construct larger wind turbines that generate up to 13% more energy. [more]

September 22, 2014

Improving wind farm and wind turbine performance with the LiDAR nacelle

LiDAR technology installed in the nacelle of a wind turbine measures turbine wind speed. The advantage? A higher yield and reduced wear and tear. Together with TU Delft, XEMC Darwind and Avent Lidar Technology, ECN conducts research into the application of LiDAR technology.[more]

September 19, 2014

Back-contact modules: cheaper and better performance

The development of solar cells and modules continues at a rapid pace. Yield must be increased and production costs must go down. ECN conducted a test with a back-contact module. We will present the spectacular results at the European PV Solar Energy Conference. This newsletter will at least offer a...[more]

September 16, 2014

You’re invited to the 3rd international seaweed conference Seagriculture on 24th and 25th of September

Register for the third Seagriculture conference at the Bio Base Europe Training Center in Terneuzen. At this interactive conference, international seaweed experts will present you the potential, technological developments, the economic outlook and the international developments of seaweed and...[more]

September 15, 2014

Join the international workshop “Co-firing of Biomass”

Interested in all the technical know-how on co-firing biomass in the current and the next generation coal-fired power plant? Then we warmly invite you to join the two-day international workshops organized by VDI Wissenforum in Berlin or Birmingham. ECN chairs both the workshops and will share the...[more]

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