ECN: Latest news https://www.ecn.nl/ News and press releases en TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:59:00 +0100 ECN shows 26.3% tandem cell efficiency when combining perovskite solar cell with 6-inch industrially processed c-Si cell https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/solliance-develops-a-perovskite-solar-cell-with-93-average-near-infrared-transparency/ Solliance develops a perovskite solar cell with 93 % average near infrared transparency. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:59:00 +0100 Second edition annual Offshore Wind Access report shows rapid growth available offshore wind access systems https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/second-edition-annual-offshore-wind-access-report-shows-rapid-growth-available-offshore-wind-access/ The report Offshore Wind Access 2018 provides an overview of existing and future access systems for offshore wind farm installation and operation & maintenance (O&M). Last year’s edition has been updated and contains new solutions entering the market. The report shows the fast development of offshore wind access systems and how they impact the offshore wind operations and strategy. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:07:00 +0100 Offshore wind farm control strategies put to the test https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/offshore-wind-farm-control-strategies-put-to-the-test/ New project launched to field test wind farm control (WFC) strategies to maximise energy production from offshore wind whilst reducing turbine loads. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:52:00 +0100 GENESIS: 7,9M€ to Upscale the Most Promising Materials for CO2 Capture. https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/genesis-79mEUR-to-upscale-the-most-promising-materials-for-co2-capture/ GENESIS, a European project led an international consortium, received a grant from European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme to develop and upscale the most promising membrane materials for CO2 capture and demonstrate their performance, durability and reliability in industrial environments. ECN is one of the project partners. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:31:00 +0100 Mild treatment of biomass yields valuable building blocks for green fuels and products https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/mild-treatment-of-biomass-yields-valuable-building-blocks-for-green-fuels-and-products/ ECN has developed a novel process, FabiolaTM, to fractionate biomass such as hardwood chips and wheat straw, rendering a high yield of valuable building blocks for bio-based products at potentially lower cost and process energy demand. New technologies are needed for balancing economic growth and its environmental impact by utilising biomass components to replace petroleum-derived energy carriers and chemicals. “The conversion of biomass to green fuels and building blocks for bio-based... Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:31:00 +0100 ECN will showcase Direct Multi Metal Printing through exceptional Powder Bed Fusion Processing https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/ecn-will-showcase-direct-multi-metal-printing-through-exceptional-powder-bed-fusion-processing/ A unique process and powder bed approach developed by ECN to make direct high quality materials without internal stress. We will showcase the LASERFLEX Conflux for Direct Multi Metal Printing through exceptional Powder Bed Fusion Processing at Formnext from 14-17 November in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:53:00 +0100 Energy transition is going to change our landscape considerably: new thinking is needed https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/energy-transition-is-going-to-change-our-landscape-considerably-new-thinking-is-needed/ Renewable energy will be a self-evident part of our future living environment everywhere. It constitutes a big challenge for our country as it will not be easy to integrate large numbers of wind turbines and PV farms in the existing landscape. According to ECN and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) a new way of thinking is required about how we shape our landscape to ensure that we will have a living environment that is both beautiful and functional. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:58:00 +0100 Unique biomass gasification plant in India to contribute to sustainable energy generation https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/unique-biomass-gasification-plant-in-india-to-contribute-to-sustainable-energy-generation/ In a unique collaboration, ECN, Dahlman Renewable Technology (DRT) a subsidiary of Synova, Thermax and Ruchi Soya have built a first-of-a-kind waste biomass gasification plant at a site in Central India. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:49:00 +0200 Batteries with 50 per cent more energy one step closer https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/batteries-with-50-per-cent-more-energy-one-step-closer/ ECN’s spin-off company LeydenJar proves Li-ion pouch cell prototype Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:14:00 +0200 Chemical analysis as a key factor for correct waste hazard classification https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/chemical-analysis-as-a-key-factor-for-correct-waste-hazard-classification/ Waste hazard classification is an important step in complete waste management cycle. Incorrect waste hazard classification can give a lot of administrative burden and even form a negative public perception. The ECN ClassifyMyWaste™ application lists the elements whose total content is essential to obtain a reliable conclusion on waste hazard properties. From a high number of views and users of the ECN ClassifyMyWaste™ tool, there is an indication that the unknown content of relevant... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:42:00 +0200 What do Shark Fins, Winglets and Turbulators have in common? https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/what-do-shark-fins-winglets-and-turbulators-have-in-common/ In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project. With the project now coming to a close, find out how these innovation tip designs could significantly reduce the cost of energy. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:30:00 +0200 Offshore wind O&M strategy going global—not a case of one size fits all https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/offshore-wind-om-strategy-going-global-not-a-case-of-one-size-fits-all/ ECN, using its industrywide recognised tools, is mapping the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) strategies of offshore wind farms worldwide. In the last year, we worked on multiple projects to evaluate the most effective O&M strategy for wind farms throughout the world, including EU, US and Asia. The studies are guiding the offshore wind industry to make smart decisions on determining cost-effective O&M strategies based on various site-specific characteristics which will allow them... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:21:00 +0200 ECN and ITRI to develop small-scale biomass gasification solutions for remote areas in Taiwan https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/ecn-and-itri-to-develop-small-scale-biomass-gasification-solutions-for-remote-areas-in-taiwan/ ECN and its Taiwanese research partner ITRI will jointly develop a highly efficient, simple and robust system to convert biomass waste streams into green power. This is an important development for Taiwan, where there is a great demand for electricity to power industry in remote areas. The collaboration, captured in a Memorandum of Understanding, is part of an ongoing cooperation between the two institutes, that was signed by the economic ministries of Taiwan and the Netherlands in 2015.... Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:19:00 +0200 RISE and ECN set up test centre for wind energy in cold climate https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/rise-and-ecn-set-up-test-centre-for-wind-energy-in-cold-climate/ Swedish research institute RISE and ECN will jointly set up a test centre in Sweden, where the global wind industry can test their equipment in cold climate conditions. Tue, 30 May 2017 11:20:00 +0200 The 4th Sustainable Thermal Energy Management International Conference (SusTEM 2017) https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/the-4th-sustainable-thermal-energy-management-international-conference-sustem-2017/ With support from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, the Thermal Energy Challenge is organising the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Thermal Energy Management (SusTEM2017) in the Netherlands. The conference is jointly coordinated with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and also sponsored by RCUK-funded Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP). Fri, 12 May 2017 11:17:00 +0200 New joint venture MOJI to fast track Dutch gasification technology commercialisation https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/new-joint-venture-moji-to-fast-track-dutch-gasification-technology-commercialization/ ECN and partner Dahlman Renewable Technology (DRT) have launched a new joint venture to fast track the commercialisation of their gasification technology. MOJI technology efficiently converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks to electricity, green gas, chemicals and even sustainable fuels. This is an exciting next step in enabling the transition to a sustainable energy system worldwide. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:17:00 +0200 Power to Ammonia: From renewable energy to CO2-free ammonia as chemical feedstock and fuel https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/power-to-ammonia-from-renewable-energy-to-co2-free-ammonia-as-chemical-feedstock-and-fuel/ The Power to Ammonia (P2A) project has recently successfully concluded a feasibility study into the storage of renewable energy in ammonia (NH3) for three business cases. ECN, on behalf of Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem is one of the participants of this ISPT initiative with ten parties of the energy and chemistry sector. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:50:00 +0200 Ultrasimple process for mass production of IBC silicon solar cells https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/ultrasimple-process-for-mass-production-of-ibc-silicon-solar-cells/ A Dutch-Chinese consortium has proven that commercial production of efficient IBC solar cells is feasible on short term, by completing a pilot production process in just three months. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:09:00 +0200 Joint Industry Project on gravity-based structures for offshore wind turbines in full swing https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/joint-industry-project-on-gravity-based-structures-for-offshore-wind-turbines-in-full-swing/ What happens when gravity-based support structures are installed in rough sea conditions? What is the cushioning effect of the soil during touch-down? How will the dynamic response of the foundation be in transport when towed? And what is the impact of the various logistic strategies to the cost of energy? Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:53:00 +0200 ScanFlow performs unique wind turbine inflow measurements for better modelling tools https://www.ecn.nl/news/item/scanflow-performs-unique-wind-turbine-inflow-measurements-for-better-modelling-tools/ Wind turbines are being designed based on models predicting yield and loading. These models are as good as the data with which they are validated. Therefore, a higher accuracy of reference wind measurements will result in more accurate models, and thus better wind turbines. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:20:00 +0100