May 13, 2015

Floating train at 2000 km/h set to store 10% of Dutch electricity

ECN's Energy Train could revolutionise the world of energy storage[more]

May 4, 2015

Workshop invitation: "Electrification of the Chemical Industry"

TNO and ECN would like to invite you to the workshop 'Electrification of the Chemical Industry’ that will take place on Thursday, May 28th. The goal is to bring together companies from the chemical industry, the energy sector, equipment manufacturers and knowledge infrastructure to address the use...[more]

April 20, 2015

International interest in ECN models for risk assessment of construction products

There is international interest in ECN models which can be used to assess the environmental risks of construction products. This was demonstrated at two international meetings involving consultations between model experts.[more]

April 16, 2015

ECN invention reduces cost of biofuel

Research institute looking for companies to help improve and implement new technology[more]

April 13, 2015

ECN signs MoU with Moroccan research institute IRESEN

Joining forces on biomass, solar and wind energy[more]

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]

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