TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, we are independent: not part of any government, university or company.
TNO’s technological innovations are geared to making energy available on the basis of energy efficiency, energy storage, more optimal exploration of existing sources and making sustainable energy sources profitable.
Worldwide the energy supply picture will change drastically in the coming decades. The demand for energy is rising, reserves of easy-to-produce oil and gas decreasing fast and alternative energy sources in the throes of development. TNO responds through technologies that make fossil fuel production and use more efficient and cleaner and combines this with sustainable energy sources.