In December, NWO CW granted a Technology Area (TA) to the project lead by Prof. Detlef Lohse (University of Twente). With Bert Weckhuysen as co-applicant, Utrecht University is involved in this project to unravel the mystery of solar steam nanobubbles.
With this project, a budget of over M€ 1, is available for their research to steam nanobubbles. Besides the universities of Twente and Utrecht, also TNO, Albemarle and BASF are closely involved in the programme. These companies finance 33% of the programme fund.
Technology Area is one of the Public Private Partnerships formats of the NCI Fund. The NCI Fund, ‘Fonds Nieuwe Chemische Innovaties‘, is the contribution of NWO to the ‘Topsector Chemie’.
TA grants are specifically for alliances of two or more knowledge centres in cooperation with two or more companies, who finance 33% of the grant.