ECN nieuwsbrief
ECN's digital newsletter Issue 1 - October 2011

Dealing with doom, inspiration at the farewell of Jos Bruggink

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ECN enters into agreement with Andritz Oy

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Travel guide for policy makers

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Follow ECN on Twitter!

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At the European Aerosol Conference in Manchester, ECN presented a poster on how to improve the techniques for measuring particulate matter pollution in the air.

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In the first week of September, 40 ECN employees travelled to Hamburg to attend the 26thEuropean Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.

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Paul Korting

 

Paul Korting (Chairman of the Management Board): ‘Similar to our clients and relations, ECN needs to respond attentively to all developments regarding the (sustainable) energy system. Our environment is changing rapidly and requires us to renew ourselves. ECN chooses a new strategy, a new course: with and for the market, we develop applied knowledge and sustainable energy technology. With you and for you. The same applies to our new relations newsletter.

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‘Close the chain with a regional partner’

  

ECN enters into a partnership with energy and waste company HVC. This way HVC can converts its ‘complicated waste flows’ into green energy and ECN can scale up its technology and prove that the technology can also perform well on a large scale.

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Bram van der Drift of ECN and Eljo Vos-Brandjes of HVC join forces to convert municipal pruning into clean energy.

Wind is doing much better than people think!

Theo de Lange, manager Wind Energy

How is the wind energy sector doing at the moment, now that the Dutch cabinet has indicated that offshore wind energy is too expensive and that new offshore wind farms will not be built for a while? Actually, much better than some people think. Some achievements.

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ECN opens office in Beijing

China is becoming increasingly important, including in the field of sustainable energy. Not only does this country produce and consume sustainable energy, it is also a growing supplier of for example wind turbines and solar panels, both for domestic use and for export to Europe, among others. Meanwhile, China has become the largest producer of wind-generated electricity and also produces about 60 percent of all solar cells, part of which is also installed in the country. ECN acknowledges the importance of China in the energy market, which is why it has an office in Beijing that opened on 1 September.

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ECN tests sustainable technology in Dutch Rijnmond area

The Rotterdam-Rijnmond region and its many chemical and petrochemical companies is an important pillar of the Dutch economy. A good reason for ECN to be there, starting with a plant that can make complex separation processes in the chemical industry more efficient, low-cost and energy efficient.

Video TV Rijnmond

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‘Recycling CO2, obtaining fuel from the air’

Recycling bottles and paper for a cleaner environment is relatively easy to do. If only it were as easy to find a useful way of recycling the harmful CO2 that we are currently emitting in the air in large volumes.  We still have a long way to go, but it is worth investing in research, according to researchers of the University of Sheffield and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands. In time it could become interesting to have cars drive on transport fuel produced from captured CO2, instead of storing that CO2 underground.

Source: National Geographic.com

 

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‘Banning light bulbs not helpful’

Banning light bulbs will not help the climate in the short term. In fact, it will have an adverse effect. This is a surprising conclusion of a study conducted by ECN.

Source: De Volkskrant, 3 September 2011

 

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