As of 1 April ECN has joined forces with TNO. The energy research is now concentrated in the new unit ECN part of TNO.
TNO is proud to announce that its up-scaled seaweed bio-refinery lab is now open. In this facility, the essential process steps for converting seaweed into bio-based fuels and raw materials can be developed.
This is the stepping stone to further expansion of the R&D infrastructure for the development of technology for the production of biofuels based on gasification and bio-refinery.
The facility for seaweed processing at ECN, part of TNO now, in Petten is a first step in expanding the research infrastructure aimed at technology development for the conversion of biomass into green energy and raw materials. The new research facilities enable ECN, together with companies and other knowledge institutions, to give a powerful boost to the energy transition and the greening of the chemical sector. Special attention will focus on the production of biofuels and co-production of raw materials for the chemical industry.
The seaweed lab consists of a series of flexible test facilities that can be used to develop innovative processing routes from seaweed to biofuels and green raw materials on a 1-10 kg scale. These developments take place within national and European research projects (including MacroFuels) and directly with companies.
If you are interested in collaborate, please contact Katharina Andrés.