October 29th 2020
A flash of purple plasma followed by applause echoing over a video connection: on 29 October 2020, the UK's new fusion device MAST Upgrade officially commenced operation. DIFFER has helped to develop a new imaging system and the control engineering systems to stabilize the plasma. Source: EUROfusion, Gieljan de Vries
October 26th 2020
Groene waterstof wordt gezien als een belangrijke vervanger van fossiele brandstoffen. In het Klimaatakkoord staan stevige waterstofambities voor 2030. Naar verwachting zal de stroom die tegen die tijd wordt gebruikt voor de waterstofproductie echter nog niet volledig groen zijn. Nieuwsuur sprak met deskundigen over de vraag, wat dat betekent voor het draagvlak voor overstap naar waterstof. Het nieuwsprogramma interviewde ook Richard van de Sanden (DIFFER/EIRES).
October 16th 2020
Argon plasma
KEROGREEN is a collaborative European project on producing green kerosene. Goal of the project is to build a container sized prouction unit. KEROGREEN has been running for 30 months now. The project published an overview on what has been achieved so far. DIFFER developed a 6 KW lab-reactor and is working on a container-sized plasmolysis module. Source:
September 14th 2020
Green hydrogen as a means of storing electrical energy is the future. The new SCALE consortium headed by DIFFER will investigate a new approach to generate hydrogen. DIFFER, together with the TU/e and a number of other parties was recently awarded 1.25 M€ of funding by NWO for this new project to prepare the ground for the next generation of so-called AEM water electrolysers.
September 7th 2020
The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has launched a new institute during the Opening of the Academic Year 2020/2021: the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems - EIRES. During an online talk show, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven has pushed the button to officially open the new institute. EIRES, with Richard van de Sanden as scientific director and Mark Boneschanscher as managing director, is the third TU/e institute next to ICMS and EAISI. DIFFER is a strategic partner, especially due to the strong synergies with its Solar Fuels research theme.