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.

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Behind the scenes at our expertise group Sustainable Process & Energy Systems

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.

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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
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New EU project funded to develop cost-effective sustainable aviation fuel

25 February 2021
Aviation is one of the most challenging sectors when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions. One of the reasons is that common alternatives such as electrification or hydrogen propulsion, are not expected... Read more
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Rijswijk research centre for geothermal energy can continue to make important contribution to energy transition

12 February 2021
With the recent signing of contracts to extend their commitment until 2024, the initiators of the 'Rijswijk Centre for Sustainable Geo-Energy' (RCSG) have once again underlined the importance of the centre. ... Read more
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European project HEREWEAR to develop biobased circular textiles

26 January 2021
Within the newly approved Horizon 2020 project HEREWEAR, TNO will, as part of a European consortium, aim to develop biobased circular textiles. Read more

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