Materials and Surface Science news

September 8, 2021
DIFFER will be hosting the ECCM Research Program day, an event in follow-up to the ECCM conference of 2021. The goal of the program day is to strengthen the national research community, currently working within the broad topic of  'Electrochemical conversion and materials'. The event will bringing together researchers from academia, research institutes and industry who are active in the research programs in the national ECCM field. The event is on November 11th, 2021.
December 3, 2020
It sounds like a do-it-yourself project: take a tube light and convert it into a chemical  reactor. Yet DIFFER researcher Edwin Devid receives a NWO XS grant to do just that. Within a year, Devid wants to build a device that can efficiently convert CO2 into green chemicals and fuels with renewable electricity.
July 14, 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.
May 6, 2020
Vleugje zink haalt tot 50% meer CO2 uit rookgas
Kunnen we sneller en meer CO2 uit het rookgas van energiecentrales en fabrieken filteren? DIFFER-onderzoekers Tesfaye Belete, Michael Gleeson en Richard van de Sanden ontdekten hoe ze het CO2-afvangmateriaal calciumcarbonaat een flinke oppepper kunnen geven door er een vleugje zink aan toe te voegen. Hun aangepaste materiaal vangt tot anderhalf keer zoveel CO2 af als puur calciumcarbonaat, schrijven de onderzoekers in het vakblad Sustainable Materials and Technologies.