CATO continues

  CATO continues  

CATO is the Dutch national R&D programme for CO2 capture, transport and storage in which a consortium of nearly 40 partners cooperate. Building on the success of CATO-1 and CATO-2  the Dutch programme on CO2 Capture and storage's continues. Besides the contribution of our industrial partners, the third phase of CATO will be funded by different sources from the government, like TKI, CLIMIT, EU ERA-NET. The CATO program office will coordinate all the programmes under the CATO umbrella to strengthen the CSS network and knowledge transfer. 

In memoriam Jan Brouwer


On 28 July 2021 we received the sad news that our dear colleague Jan Brouwer passed away after an illness of five years at the age of 62. Despite his condition Jan continued working at TNO, the last years on a part-time basis.

Jan became the program director of CATO, the national research program on CO2 capture, transport and storage. CATO has been an example of a successful, multidisciplinary integrated research program, and has provided the knowledge base for the current developments on CCS in the Netherlands. When Jan became ill, he had the possibility to stop working, but he accepted the challenge to set-up the Rijswijk Center for Sustainable Geo-Energy. This center is currently operational and its unique facilities are being used in a large number of geo-energy projects, including CCUS. 

Jan was a very respected colleague, inspirer, mentor and friend for many of us. We will remember his wisdom, warmth, creativity, sense of humor and more.

We could clearly see how important his family was to Jan. Our thoughts are with his wife Lies, their children and grandchildren.

The ceremony has taken place in private.

Jan Hopman, Director CATO


DEI subsidy to broaden and address CO2 reduction

In 2019, the subsidy scheme for Demonstrating Energy Innovation (Demonstratie Energie-Innovatie, DEI) will be altered significantly. More emphasis will be placed on the condition for achieving CO2 reductions in demonstration projects, and new types of projects will become applicable. The subsidy scheme is expected to open in February, and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (, will assess proposals on a first-come-first-serve basis.


The scheme was previously intended to showcase Dutch energy innovations, particularly for the export of new technologies. From 2019, there will be more emphasis on technologies that can contribute to achieving the national climate agreement ‘het Klimaatakkoord'. CO2 reduction technologies for industry, including CO2 capture, storage and use (CCUS) are now applicable for funding.


More information can be found on the website of RVO.



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