Paulo Pescarmona of the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) is part of the interdisciplinary consortium RELEASE (Reversible Large-scale Energy Storage; coordinated by Paulien Herder, professor in Energy Systems at Delft University of Technology) which receives over € 10 million from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for research into large-scale energy storage. NWO is investing € 39 million in five large, interdisciplinary research consortia within the Crossover programme, with the aim of helping to meet various social and economic challenges.
Reversible Large-scale Energy Storage (RELEASE)RELEASE will work on new technological opportunities in energy storage, whereby electrical energy is stored for later use. The project will focus on three technologies for the short (2030) and long (2050) term: hydrogen production, hydrocarbon production from CO2 and flow batteries. The consortium includes universities, institutes of technology, businesses, field laboratories and government agencies in an unprecedented alliance that covers everything from the lab environment to full-scale implementation. Over 40 researchers from 7 universities and 25 partners will, together with their teams, conduct interdisciplinary research that aims to bring social and scientific breakthroughs a step closer.
In the group of Paolo Pescarmona a postdoctoral fellow will develop a high-surface area electrocatalysts for H2O2 production and scale-up AEM electrocatalysts.
NWO Crossover programmeThe Crossover programme is new within NWO and is part of the NWO contribution to the Knowledge and Innovation Contract 2018–2019. Under this contract, government, industry and knowledge institutions subscribe to the research ambitions for the top sectors with the aim to strengthen the Dutch knowledge and innovation system. Compared to ‘regular’ public-private partnerships, the projects in the Crossover programme cover a broader range of top sectors and other research agendas. Read the NWO press release here.
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