News

TU/e-DIFFER impulse grant

April 2018

This project was granted in the frame of TU/e-DIFFER impulse consortium. The aim of the project is tailoring the catalytic activity by atomic layer deposition (ALD) for carbon dioxide electrolysis. The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER) and M. Creatore (TU/e).

 

Sol. Energy Mater Sol. Cells paper ACCEPTED

March 2018

Our paper entitled " Porous titania photoelectrodes built on a Ti-web of microfibers for polymeric electrolyte membrane photoelectrochemical (PEM-PEC) cell applications" was accepted for publication in the So. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells.

 

TKI top sector grant for Plasma Conversions

January 2018

This project was granted as a TKI top sector grant in the frame of ISPT. The aim of the project is plasma aided electrochemical nitrogen fixation and involves DIFFER, University of Twente and academic partners and AkzoNobel, OCI Nitrogen, Shell, Vopak and Yara as privated partners. The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER).

 

Lectures in MSc project of UCLM

December 2017

Dr M. Tsampas was invited to give lectrures in MSc project of University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain). The content of the courses was based on  "New technologies for environmental and energetic applications”.

 

H2020 grant for Kerogreen

November 2017

This project was granted as in the frame of H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA. The aim of the project is production of sustainable aircraft grade Kerosene from water and air powered by renewable electricity through the splitting of CO2, formation of syngas and Fischer-Tropsch synthesisplasma aided electrochemical nitrogen fixation. The project consortium involves DIFFER, KIT, VITO, CerPoTech, HyGear and INERATEC. The overall project will be coordinated by A. Goede, while DIFFER activities by Dr. M. Tsampas.

 

Electrochem. commun. paper ACCEPTED

September 2017

Our paper entitled "Atomic layer deposition of highly dispersed Pt nanoparticles on a high surface area electrode backbone for electrochemical promotion of catalysis" was accepted for publication in the Electrochem. Commun.

 

Electrochem. commun. paper ACCEPTED

August 2017

Our paper entitled " Visible-light-promoted gas-phase water splitting using porous WO3/BiVO4 photoanodes" was accepted for publication in the Electrochem. Commun.

 

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy paper ACCEPTED

March 2017

A paper entitled "Hydrogen from electrochemical reforming of C1-C3 alcohols using proton conducting membranes" was accepted for publication in the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy. This work is a collaboration between Syngaschem BV, DIFFER and Synfuels China.

 

Grant for plasma aided nitrogen fixation

February 2017

This project was granted as an internal DIFFER grant. The aim of the project is plasma aided electrochemical nitrogen fixation. The project will be coordinated by Dr. M. Tsampas (DIFFER).

 

ViSEP project granted

August 2016

The ViSEP project aims at the vibrationally stimulated electro-fuel production in a proton conducting electrolyzer and it was granted under the programme Solar to Products from NWO. It is a public-private co-operation between DIFFER, UTwente and Shell BV. Main applicant is M.C.M. van de Sanden, Project Manager is M. Tsampas (DIFFER), co-applicant is H. Bouwmeester (UTwente) and Shell BV.

 

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy paper ACCEPTED

July 2016

Our paper entitled "Solar fuel production in a novel polymeric electrolyte membrane photoelectrochemical (PEM-PEC) cell with a web of titania nanotube arrays as photoanode and gaseous reactants" was accepted for publication in the Int.J. Hydrogen Energy.

 

Syncat@DIFFER project Granted: electricity to fuels, Catalysis for Energy Storage

February 2016

The project Syncat@DIFFER was granted from the Chemical Industrial Partnership Programme (CHIPP) of NWO. This is a public-private co-operation between Syngaschem BV, DIFFER and TU/e. This project addresses two major aspects of chemical energy storage: (a) electricity-to-synthesis-gas and (b) selective liquid fuels production, without need for post processing. Main applicant is M.C.M. van de Sanden (DIFFER), Project Manager is C.J. Weststrate (Syngaschem BV), Co-applicants are W.M.M. Kessels (Tu/e), J.W. Niemantsverdriet (Syngaschem BV) and M.N. Tsampas (DIFFER).

 

Cat. Sci. Techn. paper ACCEPTED

July 2015

Our paper entitled " Applications of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) in catalysis” was accepted for publication in the Cat. Sci. Techn.