Sustainable energy research is one of the focus areas of the Netherlands organisation for scientific research NWO, as is expressed by its scientific research institute DIFFER - the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research.
DIFFER performs fundamental research on novel materials, processes and devices for a CO2-neutral energy infrastructure. The research encompasses two major themes: Solar Fuels for storage and conversion of sustainable energy in chemical bonds, and Fusion Energy as clean source of energy on earth.
DIFFER works actively together with academic researchers and research and development at enterprises and industries. To accelerate technology innovation, DIFFER invests in an active national community on energy research.