Working together
on scalable solutions

Joint programs

DIFFER works together with universities, universities of applied sciences, research groups, collaborations and companies to further develop the technology of our energy research into commercially scalable solutions. We believe it is only through collaboration that we can realise the groundbreaking energy solutions needed for the future. Some of our joint programs are highlighted on this page.

  • Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER)
    On June 21st, 2017 this joint TU/e-DIFFER Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER) was officially opened.
  • Smart*Light 2.0
    High-quality X-ray analysis is important for medical applications, heritage conservation, and for the development of materials and processes that contribute to a more sustainable society. Within Smart*Light 2.0, a pilot instrument will be further developed into a widely applicable research tool.
    The ORACLE will develop scalable alternative reaction technologies for decentralised production of ammonia as a renewable fuel from N2 and H2O. 
  • Sun-To-X
    The Sun-To-X Horizon 2020 project will contribute to the European Commission’s targets for clean energy for all and circular economy by developing a system for the conversion of solar energy into storable chemical fuel that will be used in the energy and transport sectors.

Completed programs

    DIFFER is the project coordinator of KEROGREEN, a European Horizon 2020 funded research project, carried out in collaboration with European partners.
  • MuMo4PEC
    MuMo4PEC is a M-ERA.NET project lead by DIFFER on an innovative, multi-scale modeling and simulation approach in order to investigate photo-electrochemical (PEC) interfaces.
  • New routes for the energy transition
    This program aims to identify key bottlenecks and no-regret options for pressing issues concerning the spatial planning, future infrastructure, and sustainable business model for our future energy system, and to lay a foundation for new consortia thereon.
  • Smart*Light
    A ‘table-top synchrotron’ for materials science research, medical diagnostics and cultural heritage: Smart*Light. Interreg research project Smart*Light aims to develop a compact and bright X-ray source with tunable X-ray energy.