Biobased and Circular Technologies

TNO Biobased and Circular Technologies (BCT) focuses on the thermochemical conversion of sustainably grown biomass into sustainable energy, chemicals and materials.

Behind the scenes at our expertise group Biomass & Energy-efficiency


Biomass has a prominent role in the transition to sustainability. Biomass should preferably be used where there are no or limited sustainable alternatives available:

  • as a high-quality raw material for the biobased economy (e.g. for the production of chemicals)
  • as fuel for process heat in industry, for aviation and shipping as well as heavy road transport
  • as a back-up or for absorbing peaks in spatial heating and electricity generation.

TNO, in close cooperation with industry and other knowledge institutions, is responding to this challenge with the development and market introduction of thermochemical conversion technology in combination with catalysis and separation technology for the conversion of biomass.

Interested in Biomass & Circular technologies?

Get in touch with Herman den Uil


Dr. Lars Brüll