We work on a future in which clean energy is available to everybody. Our climate changes due to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. At the same time, the world population – and consequently the worldwide energy demand – continue to grow. The demand for sustainable, relevant energy solutions is considerable.
We carry out fundamental scientific research into new and improved energy technology for the future. In collaboration with our knowledge partners and industry we help to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society.
At DIFFER, we are carrying out groundbreaking fundamental research on energy. Our research focuses on two major energy themes: 1) research into fusion energy as a clean, safe and sustainable energy source and 2) research into the conversion and storage of sustainable energy in solar fuels. Click below for more information about one of these research themes.
DIFFER believes that the performance of excellent research thrives on a balanced work force. We want to create an environment where everyone feels at home and can bring out the best in themselves.Read more
We cannot realise sustainable and relevant energy solutions by ourselves. DIFFER works together with researchers from companies, universities, knowledge and research institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. We share our knowledge and we jointly elaborate our ideas and test systems so that these can eventually be used commercially on a large scale.Read more
Our facilities for Fusion Energy and Solar Fuels research are designed and operated by an experienced team of researchers and engineers. DIFFER’s world class facility Magnum-PSI is the only laboratory in the world that can investigate materials under the extreme heat and particle loads that will exist in future fusion reactors.Read more
As we need to tackle the ‘global energy challenge’ together and can learn a lot from each other, we are keen to share our knowledge and experience through seminars, workshops, lectures and other events. We also offer PhD positions and internships to young talent.Read more