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January 10, 2011

Kyoto successor still long way off after Cancun

An opinion piece by Heleen de Coninck, researcher at ECN. She criticises the success of Cancún.[more]

December 13, 2010

Dutch Province of Brabant to invest in solar energy

A large investment in the development of solar energy in Southeast Brabant is to bring this region to the number one position in the field of solar energy and innovation in Europe. This is the ambition of knowledge institutes, businesses and authorities. On 13 December 2010, Solliance, KIC...[more]

December 1, 2010

Paul Korting new Chairman of the Board at ECN

As of 1 December 2010, Paul Korting (56) succeeds Ton Hoff as the new Chairman of the Board at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). Until recently Paul Korting was the General director of Industry & Technology at TNO.[more]

November 16, 2010

Large cutbacks at ECN

As of 1 January 2011, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) will be facing a cutback of 8M€ annually in the research subsidy received from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. As a consequence, revenue from collaboration projects and assignments will be lost,...[more]

November 15, 2010

Acceleration new energy generation technologies by European cooperation

EERA launches three new joint energy research programmes, bringing together more than 1000 researchers from almost 100 research organisations across Europe in a collaboration aiming to accelerate the development of energy technologies.[more]

November 3, 2010

Coping with criticism in CCS

A short film with ECN researcher Heleen de Coninck in the lead.[more]

October 20, 2010

Bob van der Zwaan appointed Adjunct Professor of International Relations

Amsterdam/Petten – Johns Hopkins University has appointed Bob van der Zwaan as Adjunct Professor of International Relations from 1 September 2010. This new chair is part of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in Bologna and will be dedicated to teaching...[more]

September 28, 2010

Efficient hydrogen production step closer in test with ECN membrane technology

Successful testing of an experimental hydrogen plant at Tecnimont KT’s Chieti test site in Italy brings highly efficient hydrogen production a step closer. The novel hydrogen plant uses membrane technology to achieve substantial energy saving. Hydrogen separation membranes were provided by the...[more]

September 16, 2010

ECN publishes NREAP Data Report on EU Member States

The National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) are documents in which European Member States explain how they intend to reach their renewable energy targets for the year 2020 and the paths towards them.  EU Member States are obliged to submit National Renewable Energy Action Plans...[more]

September 9, 2010

Paul Korting successor to Ton Hoff at ECN

Petten, 9th september 2010 Paul Korting (56), currently General Director Industry and Technology at TNO, has been appointed as Managing Director of ECN by the Supervisory Board of ECN as of 1 December 2010. Paul Korting is joining ECN after a lengthy career at TNO. With a background in...[more]

September 8, 2010

Amsterdam Conference marks major milestone in CO2 capture, transport and storage

Global exchange of science and experiences ‘From research to reality’ is the theme of the 10th Greenhouse Gas Technologies Control Conference (GHGT-10), which will be held in Amsterdam from September 19 - 23. More than 1500 scientists will discuss barriers to and opportunities for implementing...[more]

August 30, 2010

ECN receives IEC Certification for Metal Wrap Through Solar Panels

ECN, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands, announces that it has achieved the IEC 61215 industry standard certification for their Metal Wrap Through (MWT) module technology, in collaboration with and on behalf of an undisclosed solar PV company. The certification is the first milestone of...[more]

July 7, 2010

Synergies in deployment of renewable energy and electric transport

Renewable energy sources, as wind and solar energy, can support the further development of clean and efficient road transport systems, and vice versa. This is the outcome of a study, commissioned by the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment -...[more]

July 6, 2010

Membrane reactor winner of the TU/e Design Award 2010

The Spanish engineer Francisco Zaragoza Martin has designed a power station with a new type of membrane reactor. The design is based on pre-combustion technology, whereby the reactor separates hydrogen from CO2 using ECN’s patented membrane reactor system. The remaining CO2 can be stored in the...[more]

July 5, 2010

Emissions of greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide underestimated

The emission of the greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide has been structurally underestimated, as a result of the measuring methods used. This is the conclusion of Petra Kroon, who carried out research for the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and TU Delft into an innovative...[more]

June 30, 2010

Frank de Bruijn appointed as professor at the University of Groningen

On 29 June, the unit manager of H2SF was appointed as a professor at the University of Groningen’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. His field will be that of Gas Conversion Technology. Yesterday, Frank held his inaugural lecture, titled “The role of gas in sustainable energy...[more]

June 23, 2010

ECN grants Pervatech licence on HybSi® membrane technology

Pervatech, an innovative Dutch specialist in pervaporation membrane technology, is the first industrial partner to obtain a licence for the commercialisation of the HybSi® membrane technology. The HybSi® membrane technology was originally developed by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands...[more]

June 22, 2010

Foundation of Windkracht Wieringermeer consortium

Nuon (along with 27 farmers), Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and the Vereniging van Windturbine-eigenaren Noord-Holland, groep Wieringermeer (VWNH) have founded the 'Windkracht Wieringermeer' consortium. These three parties own the existing wind turbines in the municipality of...[more]

June 21, 2010

North Sea seaweed projects closer to reality

Recently the Dutch government decided to subsidise four seaweed projects. This is an important step forwards in cultivating this new form of biomass in the North Sea. ECN is participating in two of these projects. Researchers from Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research have been exploring ways of...[more]

June 14, 2010

JA Solar and ECN join efforts to introduce high efficiency photovoltaic modules

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, announced at Intersolar Europe that it has partnered with the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to introduce the metal wrap through (MWT) solar cell and module technology.[more]

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