1998
OLGA invented by ECN and realized on lab-scale
2000
MILENA invented by ECN and realized on lab-scale
2001
Dahlman starts the cooperation with ECN for the development of the OLGA technology.
2004
The industrial OLGA pilot and installed at ECN downstream a 500 kW. CFB gasifier, long run pilot tests prove OLGA’s success.
2005
OLGA technology is selected to clean the product gas for a commercial demonstration in France, upstream the first Caterpillar engines operating on gasification product gas.
2006
Dahlman and ECN decide to formalize their cooperation to bring the OLGA technology to the market.
2007
Dahlman Renewable Technology BV (DRT), as subsidiary of the Dahlman Industrial Group is founded. DRT meets the later founders of Synova.
2008
OLGA is selected to clean the product gas of a chicken-manure/wood gasification installation in Portugal. DRT starts the cooperation with ECN for the optimization and further development of the MILENA gasification technology.
2009
The existing OLGA pilot at ECN is slightly modified to remove tars downstream the new MILENA pilot gasifier.
2011
Dahlman honorably receives a “Royal” designation from the Former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at its 125 year birthday.
2012
Synova formalizes its cooperation by acquiring a minority share in Royal Dahlman. MILENA-OLGA technology is selected for a soya stalk gasification project in India.
2013
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) in the UK selects DRT as one of three companies to design the most cost-effective, economically viable and efficient waste to energy plant possible. At the end of this two-year project, comprising a FEED and extensive gasification tests with British waste, MILENA-OLGA technology proved to be most efficient by far.
2014
Retrofit of the existing CFB-OLGA power plant in Portugal. The plant is now fueled by waste (RDF) and in the following years successfully executes several test and demonstration runs, witnessed by 200+ persons in several campaigns.
2017
MILENA OLGA Joined Innovation BV (MOJI) is founded, a joined venture of ECN and DRT that owns all IP and knowhow and is fron then on the technology licensor. DRT is fully acquired by Synova and hence becomes and subsidiary of Synova.
2018
ECN joins TNO and becomes “ECN-part-of-TNO”.