Jaap Vente is leading the TNO programmatic approach to assist the industry in their transition to become climate neutral. For this purpose we work together with our clients and partners to generate common visions on the transition pathways and technological solutions. Essential activities within the TNO unit Energy and Materials Transition, include sustainable industrial heat systems, renewable hydrogen production, industrial CO2 capture, sustainable fuels and feedstock based on circularity, biomass and CO2.

Before his current function, Jaap was developing and commercializing membrane systems based on an organic-inorganic hybrid silica material and supported dense metals, and sorption based CO2 capture technology for e.g. the steel industry. He is co-author of over 80 scientific publications, and co-inventor of 10 patents. His scientific background lies in materials science, membrane technology and chemical engineering, solid state chemistry.