CO2GeoNet-TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO) is a knowledge organisation for companies, government bodies and public organisations. TNO provides contract research and specialist consultancy as well as grant licenses for patents and specialist software. It’s around 5000 employees develop and apply knowledge, test and certify products and services, and issue an independent evaluation of quality. In addition, they set up new companies to market innovations.
TNO has clustered a variety of disciplines into five core areas which offers its own package of products and services:
- TNO Quality of Life
- TNO Defense, Security and Safety
- TNO Science and Industry
- TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
- TNO Information and Communication Technology.
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, the central geosciences institute in the Netherlands, provides information and research to promote the sustainable management and use of the subsurface and its natural resources. From its position as national geoscientific institute, it conducts applied geoscientific research, advice and knowledge transfer internationally. TNO is internationally active in the oil and gas industry and since the early nineties TNO has been active in all matters related to the geological storage of CO2.
TNO has extensive experience in collaboration with international partners, especially through EU projects. At present TNO is the coordinator of two EU research projects on geological storage of CO2: CO2REMOVE and CO2Europipe. TNO participated in various EU projects involving CO2 emission reduction through storage, such as CASTOR, CO2GeoNet, INCA-CO2, GeoCapacity, MOVECBM and Dynamis under the 6th Framework Programme and CO2STORE under the 5th Framework Programme. TNO will be participating in several projects under the 7th Framework Programme, of which at present CO2Europipe and ECCO are in progress.