On 16 April, DIFFER, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research opened in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. The Institute was previously known as FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen. In 2011, its funding agencies FOM and NWO decided to broaden the Institute’s mission to fundamental energy research.
Under the motto Science for Future Energy, DIFFER aims to become a leading institute for fundamental energy research. It will continue its strong fusion-related research, and will also start a separate research line into solar fuels. These chemical fuels are produced via artificial synthesis and serve as energy storage for fluctuating renewable energy. To facilitate a closer cooperation with academic researchers in these fields, DIFFER will move to a new laboratory building at the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology in 2015.

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Karlsruhe International School on Fusion Technologies

KIT_International School Fusion Technologies

Karlsruhe, Germany, 3-14 September 2012
Deadline for application: 31 July 2012.

The course addresses university and technical high school students. Financial support through European Commission funds can be granted for a limited number of participants.

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KIT International School on Fusion Technologies

Where is Fusion Expo?

12 May – 8 July 2012
Visiatome Marcoule, France


Fusion Expo is a travelling exhibition financed by EFDA.


Tomaz Skobe
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