Petra de Jongh, Professor of Catalysts and Energy Materials, is one of the project leaders of the interdisciplinary consortium RELEASE (Reversible Large-scale Energy Storage), who have received funding from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) totalling over € 10 million 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.
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.