DIFFER 60: Energizing the Future

Energizing the Future was our symposium to celebrate the 60th anniversary of NWO Institute DIFFER, in December 2019. It was dedicated to the future of sustainable energy technology. From its very beginning, DIFFER has contributed to the development of nuclear fusion as a clean energy source. More recently its scope also encompasses research on the storage and conversion of sustainable energy via chemical bonds.

What future lies ahead for Fusion Energy and Solar Fuels?


14:00 - 16:30  Presentations
Speakers: Tony Donné (EUROfusion), Jonathan Citrin (DIFFER), Peter Styring (The University of Sheffield) and Anja Bieberle (DIFFER).

16:30 - 18:00 Labtour

17:30 - 19:30 Reception

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Date: Friday 13 December 2019, 13:30 - 19:30
Location: DIFFER, Eindhoven (How to reach DIFFER?)
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Prof. Tony Donné - EUROfusion
“I believe that there is a good place for fusion in the energy mix of the future.” EUROfusion programme manager Tony Donné will share his ideas on the challenges for nuclear fusion, both within Europe and worldwide, and the crucial milestones that should be reached to make it a reality.



Dr. Jonathan Citrin - DIFFER
Heading the Integrated Modelling and Transport group, Jonathan Citrin’s research is on turbulent transport modelling to predict and control fusion tokamak plasmas. He will detail how DIFFER research contributes to the fusion energy challenge.



Prof. Peter Styring - The University of Sheffield
In a sustainable society, (ambient) CO2 has to be a source of carbon to manufacture fuels and chemicals. Chemical Engineering & Chemistry professor Peter Styring will envision the potential of and hurdles for carbon capture and utilization schemes.



Dr. Anja Bieberle - DIFFER
DIFFER’s Solar Fuels research focusses on storing sustainable energy in chemical bonds, starting from photons or electrons. Electrochemical Materials and Interfaces group leader Anja Bieberle will explain how (photo)electrochemistry can contribute to our energy transition.