September 1st 2020
DIFFER is going to research a novel plasma-aided electrochemical reactor concept to cost-effectively convert small, common molecules into useful building blocks for the production of materials, chemicals and synthetic fuels. DIFFER researchers Floran Peeters and Richard van de Sanden scored an NWO ENW-XS project to fund their ground-breaking research project to replace the cathode of a conventional solid-oxide electrolyzer cell with a hollow cathode glow discharge fed by He/O2 gas.
August 7th 2020
Beata Tyburska-Pueschel appointed to Euratom STC
Nuclear physicist Beata Tyburska-Pueschel, project leader of DIFFER's Ion Beam Facility, has been appointed as member of the Euratom Scientific and Technical Committee.
July 28th 2020
Start of ITER reactor assembly
"ITER is a promise of progress and of confidence in science; it is already a scientific and technological feat." With those words, the French President Macron welcomed the Start of Machine Assembly of the international fusion reactor ITER. On behalf of the seven ITER members, government leaders and representatives celebrated the fusion project reaching this important milestone on July 28th 2020. ITER is the largest nuclear fusion project in the world and will produce its First Plasma in 2025. The reactor is designed to demonstrate the technical feasibility of producing clean, nearly inexhaustible power from the same process that powers the sun and the stars.
July 28th 2020
Bouw fusiereactor ITER van start
"ITER is een belofte van vooruitgang en vertrouwen in de wetenschap; nu al is het project een wetenschappelijke en technologische prestatie van formaat." Met die woorden gaf de Franse president Macron het startschot voor de assemblage van de internationale kernfusiereactor ITER. 's Werelds grootste kernfusieproject moet vanaf 2025 aantonen dat het technisch mogelijk is om schone, bijna onuitputtelijke energie te winnen uit hetzelfde proces dat de zon laat stralen.
July 14th 2020
DIFFER is joining forces with local company Carbyon and Eindhoven University of Technology to further develop Carbyon's innovative system to capture CO2 from the atmosphere. The one year research project is supported through a grant by the Eindhoven Engine initiative and aims to develop commercially viable technology for direct air capture of the greenhouse gas.