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Product standard for bio-based solvents published

28-11-2017 The first product standard for bio-based materials was published on 1 November 2017. The European Commission, who financially supported the development, strongly motivates public procurers and industry to use this standard and its referenced test methods for biological content, sustainability and user information and labelling.

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New Managing Director for NEN

23-11-2017 Rik van Terwisga (60), Msc, will join NEN as its new Managing Director on January 1, 2018. He will replace Piet-Hein Daverveldt, who has been at the helm of the NEN organization for the last five years.

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Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

16-11-2017 On the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio calls for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a coherent and holistic policy and financial framework to support access to sustainably produced biomass, foster investments and further develop the market for bio-based products”, said Joanna Dupont Inglis, EuropaBio’s Director for Industrial Biotech and Cross-Sector Strategy.

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NEN presents recent insights on the use of climate prognoses at COP23 Climate conference

07-11-2017 At this conference in Bonn at the 9th of November 2017 a presentation will be given by NEN, sharing recent insights on the use of climate prognosis in standards for infrastructures.

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And the Georges Garel Award goes to…

25-09-2017 Neil Reeve was honoured with the prestigious Georges Garel Award from the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN) for meritorious contributions to standardization. Neil Reeve had been Chair of ISO/TC 67, Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries, for many years before he retired in 2012. Due to organizational issues, he was asked to become Chair again and was reappointed in 2016.

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Annual report 2016

05-08-2017 2016 was once again a year of excellent results. NEN has a solid financial position, sales continued to grow, the net promoter score continued to increase and the motivation and engagement of employees is high. The board expresses it’s appreciation to all concerned for the results achieved.

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Managing Director NEN, Piet-Hein Daverveldt, announces departure

23-06-2017 Piet-Hein Daverveldt, Managing Director of NEN, the knowledge network within the Netherlands for standards development and application, is leaving the organisation by 1 November.

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Global forum on gas analysis gathers in Rotterdam

13-06-2017 Rolf Brouwer, Managing Director of Gate Terminal, opened today the 9th edition of the GAS Analysis event in the World Trade Center Rotterdam. GAS Analysis 2017 is the leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications.

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Standardization project for pulse fishing

18-05-2017 In December 2016, the Dutch national standardization committee on fisheries launched a new project. The committee set up a standardization project to determine requirements to the innovative technology of pulse fishing.

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New Better Biomass certification scheme published

02-05-2017 The updated Better Biomass certification scheme has been published by NEN. This scheme enables certification to the 2nd edition of NTA 8080, the standard including sustainability and chain-of-custody requirements. The updated scheme is not only applicable to bioenergy, but also to bio-based products.

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