ECN now TNO
In 2018, research organisations ECN and TNO merged. Then-minister Kamp announced in September 2016 the joining of forces of TNO and ECN into a single energy research centre under the responsibility of TNO.
This joining of forces has created an international centre of excellence for energy and materials issues. With 700 researchers and world-class research facilities.
Accelerating the energy and materials transition
TNO is committed to making companies and institutions at home and abroad more energy-efficient, innovative and competitive. In doing so, we work with partners, apply research and develop innovations and policies that enable government, business and industry to accelerate sustainability.
To accelerate making a sustainable society possible for everyone, TNO researchers and experts work within 6 coherent innovation programmes that are in line with the energy agenda and the coalition agreement.
A sustainable future is the only future
Our ambition is to accelerate the energy transition together with knowledge institutions, businesses and government. Read more about our innovation programmes.
No energy transition without raw materials transition
Four examples showcasing how TNO is working on alternative raw materials and production processes for even better batteries, hydrogen electrolyzers, solar panels, and wind turbines.
The Netherlands: a global hub for hydrogen import, transport and storage
The first hydrogen chain from abroad to the Netherlands is a fact. Spain will become a major supplier of green hydrogen to north-western Europe and our country will play a hub role in further exporting.
Hydrogen developments in full swing in the energy and materials transition
What can we say about the future of green hydrogen? What role will it play in the energy transition in the coming decades? A conversation with TNO hydrogen experts Marcel Weeda and Lennart van der Burg provides some answers.
Time setters: From nuisance seaweed on the beaches to useful raw materials
In this episode, we introduce you to Luisa Flechas. Luisa will show you how we at TNO use seaweed as a feedstock to produce chemicals and materials.
Sustainably producing plastics from CO2: a reality from 2030
Our ambition for 2030: producing plastics circularly without CO2 emissions. We will make this possible. How? Read more.