A small-sized electron storage ring is under construction at the Eindhoven University of Technology which will cover the energy range of 15 to 400 MeV. At top energy the characteristic wavelength of the synchrotron radiation spectrum is 8.3 nm for the regular dipole magnets and 1.2 nm corresponding to 1.06 keV for a 10 T wiggler magnet. This will provide useful radiation for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) up to 3.2 keV. Alternatively, photon conversion with a high power CO 2 laser beam of 0.124 eV photons will generate X-rays for XRF with energies ranging from 0.5 to 300 keV, depending on the operating energy of the storage ring. This facility will provide an important extension to the activities of the Eindhoven group on PIXE, RBS and microbeam analysis. A short description of the macnine will be given together with applications and specific examples of the XRF method.