Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. With around 500 members of staff, we are active in projects both at home and abroad, in joint efforts with the industry, government authorities and research institutes. We do this from our branches in Petten, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Brussels and China. ECN’s research has a major influence on day-to-day life. In this, we perform an important function for the society of today and the future.
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The renewable energy sector creates opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while stimulating economic opportunities, alleviating poverty, and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. Energy technologies encompass tools and techniques to generate and use energy in every segment of our societies, from powering the places we live, work and play, to fuelling our transportation vehicles and industries. The CTCN is assisting several countries to transform their energy fleet with renewable energy technologies, ranging from biomass briquettes and solar PV cells to large-scale district heating plants with co-combustion of renewable energy sources. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.