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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]

September 11, 2014

ECN control system increases wind turbine yield

Test also show that adjusting rotor blades individually reduces load by 20 %[more]

August 19, 2014

Which Smart Grids tasks and services can be performed best by either regulated DSOs or commercial market participants?

By order of the European Commission ECN together with Ecorys performed a consultancy study to shed light on this question. The energy transition brings along several new Smart Grids tasks and services in distributed electricity and gas systems in the near future. The most important new tasks and...[more]

July 22, 2014

Top 3 publications

ECN has published several reports recently. We have compiled a 'Must Read' list of the top three publications for you. [more]

July 21, 2014

The Netherlands as a research country

Dutch researchers and companies scored well in the European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Our country received nearly 3.4 billion euros from the European research budget between 2007 and 2013. The Netherlands has performed better than other countries in this respect. [more]

July 17, 2014

Royal HaskoningDHV and ECN set to deliver the next generation wind farms

Royal HaskoningDHV and ECN have formally kicked off a collaboration for the joint development and construction support services of wind farms. The collaboration will provide a comprehensive, unique and high value service for wind farm developers and owners. The team has set out initially to focus...[more]

July 16, 2014

Solar Highways

An innovative noise barrier that generates solar energy will be installed along the A16 motorway near Dordrecht. Commissioned by the Directorate for Public Works and Water Management, ECN is developing a prototype for this noise barrier, which will be no less than 450 metres long and 6 metres high....[more]

July 15, 2014

Highest certification for biomass pellets

Many a company, coal-fired power plant and household uses biomass pellets as fuel for energy generation. ECN has succeeded in producing biomass pellets with the highest possible certification of ENplus-A1. The pellets – which are made of giant reed – comply with the strictest standards in terms of...[more]

July 14, 2014

Looking to optimise your offshore wind farms and clusters?

Design tools for future wind farms revealed![more]

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