TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day.

PV• Thin film: CIGS and OPV
• Building and infrastructure integrated PV (BIPV, SolaRoad)
• Reliability and integration research (accelerated lifetime measurements and development of new measurement methods, Degradation monitoring and modelling)
• Thin film development and optimalisation (efficiency increase, aesthetics modification, etc. etc.)
• Wafer-based silicon PV technologies (bifacial & back contact cells and modules, nanotechnology).
• Thin Film/silicon hybrid cells
• Smart modules, BIPV
Ando Kuypers
Wim Sinke
Website PV
WINDPredictable structural integrity
• Failure models for steel, composites and concrete
• Sensor technology & monitoring strategy
• Inspections based on probabilistic methods
• Regulations & Standards (expert opinion & validation)
Wind turbine blade integrity
• LE erosion modelling, testing, protection
• Self-healing and responsive materials
• Composite joints
Design Transport, Installation and logistics
• Noise initiation and propagation modelling / underwater acoustics
• Acoustic object (UXO) detection
• Autonomous underwater operations
• New concepts (floating / gravity based / tidal)
Operation & maintenance optimization
• Human factors in offshore operations
• Safety management, system resilience
• Adaptive automation
Focus on Offshore wind:
• support structures,
• Operatiopn & Maintenace,
• Design of wind power plants, electric network.
Maurits Huisman
Peter Eecen
Website Wind
SMART GRIDS• Powermatcher: balancing and optimising smart grids
• Information and communication technology for smart grids (communication, billing, security etc)
Koen Kok
George Huitema
GEOTHERMAL• 3D temperature modelling for geo-thermal energy
• Techno economical evaluations
• geothermal doublets
resevoir engeneering
• Enhanced geothermal systems
• chemistry of geothermal systems
Focus on Offshore wind:
• support structures,
• Operatiopn & Maintenace,
• Design of wind power plants, electric network.
Jan Diederik van Wees
Anton Wemmers
CCS• Post combustion capture
• Subsurface storage (o.a. monitoring, modelling, …)
• System integration Transport
• Techno economical evaluations
• CCS public perception and policy
• Pre-combustion capture.
• Earl Goetheer
• Philip Neele
• Cor Hofstee
• Paul Cobden
• Jessanne Mastrop
STORAGE• Seasonal thermal energy storage
• Thermo chemical storage
• System integration of renewable electricity.
• Demand-side management
• Power-to-Gas, -Fuels
Rob Kreiter
SHALE GAS• Public perception of shale gas (independent argument map)
• refining shale gas estimations
• methods and technologies relevant to possible future shale gas exploitation
Rene Peters
Eppe Luken
SMART CITIES• Urban Strategy (interactive tool for spatial planning)
• ‘Gebied EnergieNeutraal (GEN)’
• Smart Energy Systems
Nienke Maas
Richard Beekhuis
BIOElectro-chemical conversion of Algae
Focus thermochemical conversion:
• Torrefaction
• Gasification, gas cleaning
• Combustion, co-firing
• Bio-refinery, Catalysis
Jaap Kiel
Website BIO
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT & SOCIAL IMPACT (E3S)• Bussiness model developments / New business models
• Socio Economic aspects of energy transition
• Energy regulation and Legal Aspects of energy transition
• Energy transition models (power, gas)
• Energy Policy
• Economic and market models
Wemke van der Weij
Rob Weterings
Annelies Huygen
Paul Koutstaal
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRY• Separation technology (membranes, sorbents), gas and liquid phase.
• Waste heat technoloogies (heat pumps, storage)
• Sigrid Bollwerk
SYSTEM INTEGRATION• Power-to-Gas, -Fuels
- Battery materials
- Large-scale kinetic storage
NEW GASESHydrogen production and electrolysis
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