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July 10, 2014

Offer old installations a new lease of life. Do the corrosion test.

Are you on the verge of investing in a new installation or e.g. a storage tank? With its convenient corrosion test, ECN can show you whether you can reuse an existing installation. This will help you work in a sustainable manner and save costs.[more]

July 9, 2014

Evidence for the successful commercial application of biorefining

Biorefining can be successfully used for the production of commercial products. Without competing with food production, wheat straw and rice straw can be converted into plastics, adhesives or resins. This evidence was delivered by ECN and its partners in the European BIOCORE project.[more]

July 7, 2014

Save-the-date Back Contact Workshop 2014

After last year’s successful MWT workshop in Freiburg, ECN and ISE warmly invite you to the Back Contact Workshop on back contact solar cell- and module technology (Amsterdam, 13-14 November 2014). [more]

July 4, 2014

Feed Valve – the alternative to a load lock system

ECN, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, has developed an innovative new patented technology called Feed Valve for the introduction of solids, liquids, gases and mixtures into flasks at pressures of up to about 50 bar and temperatures in excess of 200°C. It achieves this without loss of...[more]

July 1, 2014

ECN very active in first Horizon 2020 call

Horizon 2020 is the new European Union research and innovation programme and is the follow-up of the KP7 program. In Horizon 2020 European companies, universities and technology organisations are involded. ECN is participating in many of the project proposals made for the first Horizon 2020...[more]

June 26, 2014

Integrated CATO2 knowledge prepares for the next step in CO2 Capture & Storage

At the 7th Dutch symposium about CO2 Capture & Storage (CCS) on Thursday June 19th 2014, the first copy of the book ‘Linking the Chain’ was presented to Bert de Vries, Deputy Director-General Energy, Telecom and Competition at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The book, written by Rolf de Vos...[more]

June 19, 2014

Dutch people opt for greenest solution to reduce CO2 emissions

ECN research points to dilemmas concerning use of fossil energy[more]

June 16, 2014

NAMAs are here to stay

Over the past six years since their introduction, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have stimulated a lot of strategic thinking and activity and continue to be a dynamic and evolving mechanism. They are still very timely and present an important paradigm shift by providing a way for...[more]

June 12, 2014

Grand opening of the Solliance building for solar technology on the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

An advanced laboratory for developing thin-film solar cells is an enhancement to the ELAt region[more]

June 12, 2014

DSM joins the Solliance CIGS research program for high performance solar modules

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announced that it joins the Solliance CIGS Research program. It has entered into a 3-year agreement to participate in this alliance that focuses on developing new solutions for solar modules. DSM is already developing...[more]

June 12, 2014

Qatar Solar Energy opens 300MW integrated PV manufacturing plant

The first vertically integrated PV manufacturer in the MENA region, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), has officially opened a 300MW PV module production plant, located in a Doha industrial zone, Qatar.[more]

June 11, 2014

Charcoal for the perfect barbecue

Europe’s largest charcoal factory is in south-western Ukraine. Under Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) supervision, Polyprom transforms low-quality wood into excellent charcoal for your summer barbecue. ECN is helping the company to improve its product and to work more efficiently. As a result, we...[more]

June 10, 2014

ECN performs at European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E), that is taking place from 23 to 26 June in Hamburg, ranks as one of the top world leading events in the Biomass sector, combining a highly respected international Conference with an Industrial Exhibition.[more]

June 6, 2014

Solar panels could be more sustainable

Solar energy is hot. In the Netherlands, more and more companies and consumers are installing panels on their offices, homes or outbuildings. After all, they are sustainable. Green. And cheap. Or are they? How long does a solar panel actually last? And how easy is it to replace or recycle? ECN has...[more]

June 5, 2014

Bio-based aromatics: waste product or innovation?

We all know that biomass can be converted into useful energy. But in April 2014 ECN succeeded in extracting even more: 97 per cent of all its aromatics. By-products useable in a whole range of products.[more]

June 4, 2014

EDGaR natural gas programme delivers practical results

Bringing together the country’s top natural gas experts, since 2010 the Energy Delta Gas Research programme (EDGaR) has been investigating how to keep the Netherlands a leading gas nation whilst at the same time making the sector greener. Now that the project is nearing its end, ECN can reveal two...[more]

June 3, 2014

Fresh wind saves up to 5 per cent on offshore maintenance costs

ECN has proof that you can make big savings on the maintenance of offshore wind farms. The secret lies in the strategic deployment of manpower, vessels and materials. Use current data to calculate your ideal maintenance plan.[more]

June 2, 2014

Milena: ten omnivorous years

Can gas in these pipelines be derived from wood, refuse or grass cuttings? It might! Milena effortlessly converts it all into green gas. Over the past decade, ECN has improved this gasification technology to the point where its output is now approaching natural gas quality. And Milena is being used...[more]

May 28, 2014

ECN validation test proves valuable for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) has requested ECN to conduct a validation test for their ground-based LiDAR. Since ECN is an independent and accredited organisation, the test results are expected to provide a true and unbiased picture of the performance of the wind sensor.[more]

May 27, 2014

7th Dutch CCS Symposium: CATO2 results, 19 & 20 June 2014

Scientists, policy makers and decision makers are invited to join us for the 7th Dutch CCS Symposium. CATO2 organizes this two-day conference at the RAI, Amsterdam on 19 and 20 June 2014 celebrating the achievements of integrated CCS research both in the Netherlands and internationally. You are...[more]

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