27-03-2020 In the spring of 2020, SABE will start with a Joint Group on Circular Economy. The purpose of this JG-CE is to advise on and coordinate CEN and CENELEC standardization activities related to Circular Economy (CE) by means of a network of members. The formation of this group is now starting.
19-03-2020 NEN follows the advice of the Dutch government and the RIVM and, like many companies in the world, takes measures to rearrange our work until April 6. Working in the office and the many meetings that normally take place are temporarily impossible. Fortunately, we are accustomed, both nationally and internationally, to work ‘remotely and virtually’ so standardization work at NEN continues.
27-02-2020 The international platform for validation and certification of alternative microbiological methods, MicroVal, organizes a workshop on new developments and the future needs of alternative validation in Munich on April 6, 2020.
21-02-2020 For a success adoption of any innovation it is pivotal that customers and other stakeholders accept it and thus ethics are increasingly becoming a central issue. European standard CWA 17145 Ethics assessment of research and innovation was published in 2017 and is now undergoing its first systematic review. Stakeholders are invited to share their perspective before June 1 2020.
06-08-2019 Henk de Vries, Endowed Professor of Standardisation Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will deliver his inaugural address entitled Standardisation Management on Friday 4 October 2019.
18-06-2019 Àngels Orduña Cao, Executive Director of the SPIRE Association, opened today the 10th edition of the GAS Analysis event in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague. The 2050 vision of SPIRE is presented, the public-private partnership for Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy efficiency. GAS Analysis 2019 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.
27-05-2019 NEN 6603 ‘Environment and food – Internal quality control by the use of control charts with chemical and microbiological analyzes' is translated to English and published. This standard describes how laboratories can better guarantee the quality of their chemical and microbiological tests with statistical control charts.
10-05-2019 The Better Biomass certification scheme has now been fully approved in the framework of the Dutch Decree conformity assessment of solid biomass for energy applications. This approval is applicable to all five biomass categories that are distinguished and applies for the global use of the 'Better Biomass certified' claim. Better Biomass is the first certification scheme with full coverage.