Mexico deepens ties with TNO Caribbean research center

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mexico's electricity and clean energy institute (INEEL) and Aruba-based research center TNO Caribbean plan to extend the collaboration between the two bodies, having signed a memorandum of understanding in March.

TNO Caribbean's executive director Eric Veldkamp and the director of the institute's innovation and sustainable development program visited INEEL's geothermal laboratory and met staff, according to a press release from the Mexican institute.

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The two entities plan to work together on short- and medium-term projects such as smart grids, geothermal exploration and production and support for the creation of a CO2 harnessing center in Mexico, as well as research scholarships in the Netherlands and the participation of TNO specialists in a workshop in Mexico.

The projects would enable INEEL to expand its participation in the international energy sector and use its experience through its staff, the Cuernavaca-based institute said in a release.

The MOU signed in March is for the development of clean technology in the Mexican and Dutch energy sectors, and to promote cooperation between the two countries in this sector.