Sustainable Process & Energy Systems

The diverse background in (bio-)process engineering, gas capture and treatment, and thermal energy at TNO gives us a strong position to work towards a sustainable industry and society. Together with our partners, we set the goal to create new technologies and processes that benefit people & our planet, without compromising profit.

Three areas of our current interest are:

  • Green chemistry, where we look at utilization of biobased feedstock for production of chemicals and at sustainable chemical processing, e.g. electrochemical conversions.
  • Gas treatment, which provides solutions, for the production of renewable gases (biogas, syngas, hydrogen, etc.) and for the capture and utilization of CO2.
  • Thermal energy, which covers both energy conversion to heat (and back) as well as heat storage.

Within these areas we create optimised & efficient processes, develop high-performing prototypes, and transfer our knowledge so our partners and clients will gain that competitive edge. This can take the form of sub-systems, but also of complete, integrated setups. In addition, we can arrange benchmarking and test compliance with appropriate standards and regulations.

See below for more in-depth information about our work and technical capabilities in these three areas, as well as recent news items.

Expertise

The kick-off to SCORES: an EU project on energy efficient buildings

In November 2017 the partners in the SCORES consortium from all over Europe gathered in Brussels to start their cooperation in the 4-year SCORES project, which is funded by the European Union as part of... Read more
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VoltaChem: Electrification of the Chemical Industry

Voltachem is a business-driven Shared Innovation Program that connects the electricity sector to the chemical industry. Read more
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Biorizon

Biorizon focuses on the technology development of functionalized biobased aromatics for performance materials, chemicals & coatings. Read more
News

Reducing food wastage in India

18 June 2018
No less than 40% of the harvest withers away before it can reach the supermarket shelves in the Indian cities. FoodTechIndia reduces food wastage through the establishment of an improved supply and cold... Read more
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International team wins EU funds to deliver deep decarbonisation of Europe’s industrial regions

27 December 2017
An international partnership of science and industry has begun a far-reaching project to help transform six European industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025. Read more
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Promising biomass energy sources in Belize

30 May 2017
Efforts of TNO, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center and the University of Belmopan gave insight in the potential of biomass energy sources in Belize. Examples that were looked at were waste water... Read more

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