An energy system based renewable sources is as important as ever. That’s why the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and The Netherlands Applied Energy Organisation (TNO) merged on 1 April 2018 to create ECN part of TNO. Together they will better help industry become more sustainable, innovative and competitive. ECN and TNO are now fully integrated and run under the sole name of TNO

Daya Pandey and Ioannis Katsaros from Brunel University (UK) were the first transnational access visitors to TNO (formally known as ECN), they ran an experiment on a bubbling fluidised bed gasifier with the assistance of Johan Kuipers.

In February and March 2018, they tested wood and poultry litter co-gasification at the WOB bubbling fluidized bed reactor. Daya’s case study is available here and you can read more of his work on Poultry Litter Gasification in a Fluidized Bed Reactor via Research Gate.

TNO’s second BRISK2 visitor was Yan Moiseev from Frederick University in Cyprus. Yan studied the performance of olive residue, a high potential biomass feedstock in the southern regions of Europe, for its thermochemical valorisation via gasification in the WOB gasifier. Yan takes away a nice set of experimental data as well as an adventure in The Netherlands. You can read his case study here.

In summer 2018, Yeshui Zhang from University College London also visited the WOB gasifier, testing PE and wood at different operating conditions. We hope that Yeshui has enjoyed a pleasant and productive stay at ECN part of TNO in the Netherlands, you can read about her experience here.