Funding and sponsors


Research projects in the Experimental Rock Deformation Group (HPT Lab) at Utrecht are funded by a number of agencies, organisations and companies.

The following provide major research funding:

  • NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
  • NWO/ALW (Earth and Life Sciences Division)
  • NWO/SRON (Space Sciences Division)
  • ISES (Netherlands Centre for Integrated Solid Earth Sciences)
  • CATO (Dutch National Research Programme on Carbon Capture and Storage)
  • NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij)
  • Shell Global Solutions
  • TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
  • European Commission Framework Programmes (e.g. ERC)


Ningbo Newanton Rubber & Plastics Products Co., Ltd, Ningbo, China

Newanton sponsors research on geological storage of CO2 at the HPT Lab by developing and supplying CO2 – resistant rubber sealing products and sample jacketing materials without charge.