Internships with Carbon Recycling

CRI has a selective internship program with interns from all over the world. Our interns have the opportunity to develop their careers and to contribute to the growth of the company. Please refer to the sample of assignments below.

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How the program works?

1. Opportunity to Contribute

Work on the development of the low carbon economy through a challenging assignment.

2. Opportunity to Learn


Enjoy a summer of learning with regular feedback and supervision. Experience an international working environment where learning from others is a regular practice.

3. Opportunity to Advance

Participate in writing patents, work on your thesis, apply for course credits, and gain valuable skills for future jobs and career.



Assignments for summer 2015 

ALTERNATIVE CO2 HYDROGENATION CATALYSTS AND PROCESSES

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is exploring multiple applications and production sites for its Emission-to-Liquids technology.

JOB SUMMARY: The assignment is to conduct literature survey on state-of-the art in catalysis R and D for CO2 hydrogenation. Specifically the task is to identify key areas for catalyst improvement, compare various synthesis routes and reaction conditions and look at the technical and economic viability of scaling up alternative routes. The assignment also involves developing further alternative process concepts for CRI emission to liquid technology. The expected impact of the assignment is to influence future catalyst research and commercial activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENT

Skills:

Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis.

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in modeling and writing reports

TASKS:

Research and data collection;

Data analysis and modeling;

Technical Write up;

Collaboration with other interns and members of staff;

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

Progress reporting through bi -weekly presentations;

Clear definition of project timeline, scope and deliverables;

DELIVERABLES:

Project plan and timeline

Literature survey on state of the art for heterogeneous and Homogeneous CO2 hydrogenation/activation catalysts

Detailed report with recommendations for alternative or improved CO2 hydrogenation catalysts and alternative routes to pursue

AUTOMATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is exploring multiple applications and production sites for its Emission-to-Liquids technology.

JOB SUMMARY: Automation of Financial statements from the Accounting system to complete Financial Statements and Financial Reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BS or MS degree preferably in Business Administration with a minor in accounting

Professional skills: Good understanding of accounting

Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.),

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS:

Effective communicator (written and oral) with strong organizational skills;

Analytical and detail oriented;

Diligent, creative and self-motivated;

-active with a positive attitude;

Team working spirited in a multicultural environment;

Superb excel and PowerPoint skills

Eager to learn new things , quick-learner and enthusiastic;

TASKS:

Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with CRI staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES:

Collaboration with engineering staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES:

reports and models accepted by supervisors

ALTERNATIVE GAS EFFLUENT TREATMENTS

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: A techno-economic feasibility study on the potential applications of alternative and innovative hydrogen and oxygen based methods for continuous venting and pressure relief. The methods that will be analysed are ozone and catalytic oxidation for continuous venting, and hydrogen flaring for pressure safety relief.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering, preferably with specialization in process engineering

Experience in working in multidisciplinary projects preferred

Professional skills: Practical problem solving, rigorous quantitative reasoning, creativity, quality drive and excellent communication and reporting abilities

Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word etc.), PFD/P&ID drawing software (Visio or equivalent), process simulation software (CHEMCAD, Aspen or equivalent), high-level technical computing language (MATLAB or equivalent)

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports.

TASKS: Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with engineering staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

CARBON FEEDSTOCK ANALYSIS & OPPORTUNITY MAPPING

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: The main goal of the assignment is to conduct analysis to help identify and validate opportunities to deploy CRI’s Emission to Liquids (ETL) technology. This will involve gathering data and analyzing potential sources of carbon and hydrogen feedstock in select locations in Europe. The data will then be evaluated to match the available feedstock to conversion technologies and prepare new and updated techno-economic models for assessing viability. The project will require implementation of CRI’s Design-to-LCA philosophy, where sustainability and minimum CO2 emissions savings are to be ensured for product acceptance in the renewable fuels market. The output of the work is intended to support future deployment of CRI facilities in Europe and provide input for business plans, potential partnerships and near term funding opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Chemical engineering undergraduate or graduate student

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

TASKS: Research & data collection;

Data analysis and modeling including lifecycle analysis of GHG emissions;

Technical Write up;

Collaboration with other interns and members of staff;

Progress reporting through bi -weekly presentations;

Clear definition of project timeline, scope and deliverables;

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

 

CO2 PURIFICATION THROUGH ADVANCED DISTILLATION

 

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: A techno-economic feasibility study on implementing cryogenic distillation for CO2 purification, in comparison to alternative processes. The technical study can include design and sizing of the column and auxiliary units, including modules of the cryogenic cooling unit, heat exchangers and necessary storage containers. The study should include utility and climate requirements and also determine feasible CO2 feedstock compositions to implement such a system.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering

Professional skills: Practical problem solving, rigorous quantitative reasoning, creativity, quality drive and excellent communication and reporting abilities

Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word etc.), PFD/P&ID drawing software (Visio or equivalent), process simulation software (CHEMCAD, Aspen or equivalent), high-level technical computing language (MATLAB or equivalent)

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports.

TASKS: Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with other interns and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

DEVELOPING PLANT WIDE PREDICTIVE CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR ETL

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: A techno-economic feasibility study on the potential applications of alternative and innovative hydrogen and oxygen based methods for continuous venting and pressure relief. The methods that will be analysed are ozone and catalytic oxidation for continuous venting, and hydrogen flaring for pressure safety relief.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering, preferably with specialization in process engineering

Experience in working in multidisciplinary projects preferred

Professional skills: Practical problem solving, rigorous quantitative reasoning, creativity, quality drive and excellent communication and reporting abilities

Computer skills: Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word etc.), PFD/P&ID drawing software (Visio or equivalent), process simulation software (CHEMCAD, Aspen or equivalent), high-level technical computing language (MATLAB or equivalent)

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports.

TASKS: Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with CRI staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

EVALUATION OF CONCEPTUAL METHANOL REACTOR DESIGNS

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: The goal of the project is to perform a survey on known reactor technology in terms of availability and IP restrictions. The study is on designs already applied in the methanol industry, and on concepts presented in peer-reviewed papers and patents.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering

Professional skills: Practical problem solving, rigorous quantitative reasoning, creativity, quality drive and excellent communication and reporting abilities

Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word etc.), PFD/P&ID drawing software (Visio or equivalent), process simulation software (CHEMCAD, Aspen or equivalent), high-level technical computing language (MATLAB or equivalent)

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports.

TASKS: Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with CRI staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

INCORPORATING CO2 ELECTROLYSIS INTO THE ETL PROCESS

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: The goal of the project is to calculate the optimal CO2 electrolysis unit capacity to be incorporated into the ETL process. The main consideration is to account for the trade-off between: CO2 electrolyser CAPEX & OPEX vs. reduced H2 electrolyser, reactor, compressor, distillation column, etc. CAPEX & OPEX. If CO2 electrolysis is not economically feasible at the moment, the study can calculate the optimal unit capacity to “break-even” at potential future CAPEX prices or potential future unit efficiencies.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering

Professional skills: Practical problem solving, rigorous quantitative reasoning, creativity, quality drive and excellent communication and reporting abilities

Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word etc.), PFD/P&ID drawing software (Visio or equivalent), process simulation software (CHEMCAD, Aspen or equivalent), high-level technical computing language (MATLAB or equivalent)

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports.

TASKS: Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with CRI staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

 

AUTOMATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Carbon Recycling International (CRI) develops, markets, and produces renewable methanol from industrial CO2 emissions. The company markets and distributes renewable methanol (RM, Vulcanol) in EU and Iceland. Vulcanol can be blended with gasoline in low level blends suitable for all gasoline powered cars. CRI is planning larger production at other sites in Iceland.

JOB SUMMARY: Automation of Financial statements from the Accounting system to complete Financial Statements and Financial Reports.

QUALIFICATIONS: BS or MS degree preferably in Business Administration with a minor in accounting

Professional skills: Good understanding of accounting

Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.)

Ability to self-check own work products

Compliance to CRI’s reviewing procedures and documentation control system

SKILLS: Effective communicator (written & oral) with strong organizational skills

Excellent English writing skills

Analytical and detail oriented

Diligent, creative & self-motivated

Pro-active with a positive attitude

Team working spirited in a multicultural environment

Eager to learn new things , quick-learner & enthusiastic

TASKS: Creating a task list and outlining the scope of the project

Writing memorandum(s) and a final report(s)

Gathering information and data

Design and calculations

Collaboration with CRI staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

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Summer Internship

We are now taking intern applications for the summer 2015 internship program.

We receive many high quality candidates each year, and therefore would like you to submit your application in the following format in order for full consideration.

The application must be sent to interns@cri.is in PDF format, in a merged documents, as follows;

CV, cover letter with reference to the desired assignment(s) for which you are applying, a copy of your latest transcripts, and a written report sample. IMPORTANT name the PDF with your full name i.e John Smith.

All documents submitted should include your name and desired assignment.

The schedule for the internship program is as follows;

November to begining of February – accepting applications

February - March – interviewing

End of March - sending offer letters

June to August – participating in internship

The Internship offer Includes:

• Work assignment
• Assistance in housing
• Traveling expenses to and from Iceland
• Monthly compensation

“One of the main reasons I chose to join Carbon Recycling International (CRI) for the summer was the chance to be a part of a company playing a role in combatting the increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. My contributions were aimed at increasing the efficiency of their novel emissions-to-liquid (ETL) process. I would highly recommend this internship for those who have a passion for designing and analyzing sustainable energy systems, and a desire to explore a beautiful country with a unique spirit. Thank you for the great summer at CRI." 

Katie Rowe Intern 2014

„This summer internship changed my life. Literally. In addition to the standard "learned a lot", "really grew as a person" (the life-skills aspect of internships was particularly emphasized here at CRI), and "traveling abroad to Iceland for the summer changed my perspective", I really nailed down my academic and career plans as a result of putting my academics to use in a work setting. This involved significant changes to my academic trajectory – I want to do what my project was about as a career!"

Tristan Applegate Intern 2014

"I accepted an internship position at CRI because it presented itself as a quality opportunity to see how a start-up renewable energy company runs both technically and within the energy market. It also had non-professional perks with the European social life and the chance to extensively explore the beautiful, unique landscape that is Iceland. Socially, CRI provided excellent sponsored trips in the form of white-water rafting and mountain biking that fit very nicely with my athletic lifestyle and allowed me to interact informally with a few employees outside of the office. Intern-planned journeys across the island also allowed for further bonding time amongst the interns and experiences that I will never forget."

Chad Piersma Intern 2014

"I started my internship at CRI after completing the third year of my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal. When I received the job offer, I did not know exactly what to expect. I was interested in CRI's green emissions-to-fuel process and I had heard that the internship was very structured towards skills development. For these reasons, I jumped at the offer, not realizing that it would surpass my expectations of how productive and valuable my experience would be."

David Bailey Intern 2013