Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research


Description of the entity:

TNO is the largest fully independent Research, Development and Consultancy organisation in the Netherlands with a staff of about 5,400 and a total annual turnover of about 515 million Euros. Its primary tasks are to support and assist trade and industry including SME’s, governments and others in technological innovation and in solving problems by rendering services and transferring knowledge and expertise. TNO provides contract research and specialist consultancy, as well as grant licenses for patents and specialist software. Also TNO tests and certifies products and services, and issues an independent evaluation of quality


Contribution to the Work Plan and expertise brought to ENOS:

TNO will bring in its expertise on monitoring subsurface CO2 storage and its impacts (induced seismicity) and knowledge on developing practical technical guidelines for storage site operators. Geochemical modelling knowledge in TNO will be used to evaluate the impact of fluid-rock interactions on the purity of reproduced CO2 gas streams. Engineering expertise on gas separation at TNO is central in developing the required separation techniques. Reservoir engineering expertise will be used to develop novel approaches for enhancing oil production and simultaneous CO2 storage. Stakeholder analysis and techniques for engagement will be deployed to come to an active participation role of the stakeholders including the public. Regulatory hurdles in simultaneous oil production and CO2 storage will be investigated and possible solutions will be defined. TNO will develop a plan for dissemination of project results to various stakeholder groups in industry, government, NGOs and the public at large.

TNO is involved in:

  • WP1. Ensuring safe storage operations (Task 1.2 Induced seismicity: monitoring, control and hazard mitigation; Task 1.4 Demonstrating operational risk management)
  • WP3. Managing leakage risks for protection of the environment and groundwater (Task 3.3 Development of monitoring tools; Task 3.4 Integrated monitoring solution)
  • all tasks in WP4. Integration of CO2 storage with local economic activities (WP Leader) and leader of Task 4.1 CO2 buffering and re-production for greenhouse horticulture
  • all tasks in WP5 Coordination with local communities
  • WP6. International Cooperation & seeding pilots and demos in Europe (Task 6.4 Preparation of follow-up stages for ENOS pilot sites; Task 6.5 Roadmap for upscaling identified synergies of CO2 storage with CO2 utilisation (Leader))
  • all tasks of WP7 Spreading innovation
  • WP8. Promoting CCS through training and education (Task 8.4 Raising awareness by training workshops for journalists and media)
  • WP9 Management as WP Leader in the MB and as Q16 Maas Site Contact