Light, porous material with maximum strength
How do you maximise rigidity and minimise weight at the same time? Engineers at Zurich ETH in Switzerland have developed a porous material with a special microstructure, which has a whole range of potential uses.
'Clarity required from government on transition'
Societal support for the required energy transition is being jeopardised due to a lack of clarity. That is the conclusion of the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) in their advisory report 'Warmly recommended', presented to Minister Kajsa Ollongren of the Ministry of the Interior last Thursday.
TNO scathing about Stint electric cargo bike
The Stint electric cargo bike falls short on practically all points of safety, reveals a study by TNO. The vehicles may no longer take to the road in their current form.
Engineering projects for Vernufteling 2018
Five projects from engineering consultancies have been nominated for Vernufteling 2018 (the ingenious). The public can cast their vote until 15 January.
Here’s the best of 2019
Writing lists has become a bit of a tradition at the end of the year, and we love doing this too at De Ingenieur. Here are the 13 most important Dutch technological breakthroughs that we expect in 2019.
Dutch water turbine in the port of Antwerp
Dutch sustainable energy developer Water2Energy has installed a vertical axis water turbine in the Port of Antwerp. According to the manufacturer, the innovative design makes it much more efficient than standard turbines.
Fuel oil derived from frying oil
The Dutch company GoodFuels is introducing fuel oil based on organic raw materials. The oil, which is intended for the heavy shipping industry, is CO2-neutral. It also produces barely any sulphur emissions, which is one of the big problems of fossil-based bunker oil.
A first in Circularity for Auping
Mattress manufacturer Auping and joint venture DSM-Niaga have succeeded in developing a mattress in accordance with the principles of the circular economy. They made their scoop public on Tuesday.
Flexible energy market in Nijmegen
Liander has launched a flexible energy market in the northern part of Nijmegen. To better coordinate supply and demand, the grid operator has joined forces with the local branches of supermarket chain Lidl and hotel chain Van der Valk.
Printed, tailor-made bra for sale
As of yesterday, the 3D-printed bra from Dutch designer Lidewij van Twillert is on sale. Women are measured using a scanner and a printer then creates their perfect undergarment.
Affordable worldwide data network goes live
The Low Power Global Area Network has gone live with the launch of the first cubesat.
Drone-car flies through Amsterdam convention center
On Tuesday, Airbus and Audi managed to fly a car through the RAI exhibition hall in Amsterdam. The car in question is a scale model of an autonomous taxidrone that the companies are developing together.
Salt gel absorbs a lot of water from the air
A special salt has been developed that can capture more than its own weight in water from the air at night, and then release it during the day.
IJmuiden sees CO2-efficient steel process depart to India
Tata Steel is to build a plant in India that uses technology developed in the steel plant in IJmuiden.
Robot harness helps patients to walk again
The robot harness developed by Delft University of Technology and Swiss university EPFL to help patients learn to walk again has now been placed on the market by Dutch company Motek.