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
A sustainable future is the only future. More than ever it is clear that the energy and materials transition must be accelerated to meet the 2030 and 2050 climate targets.
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.
Microplastics in clothing: research into reducing textile fibres
Textile is the fifth largest source of microplastics. TNO has developed a new measurement technique to identify microplastics in textile.
Critical raw materials: will their scarcity impede the energy transition goals?
Resource scarcity is on the rise. How do we secure Europe from critical raw materials? At TNO, we are working on answers with research.
Subsidence in The Netherlands
What processes cause subsidence? What is the level of subsidence? And how can we predict the amount of subsidence yet to come?
Businesses in low and middle income countries
Collaborative business models help to overcome scaling challenges of inclusive businesses in low and middle income countries
Putting Europe back in the lead in solar panel production
Most solar panels come from China. Time to bring the solar panel production back to Europe. With smart solutions from TNO.