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.



Summer 2014 Assignments

CEO

Assignment: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECTS IN THE EU

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: Strategic planning for the development of projects for Electron to Methanol applications from carbon dioxide, intermittent power and non food biomass in EU.

Qualification: Engineering undergraduate and first year in an MBA program with quantitative analysis and entrepreneurship courses

Skills: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Good analytical skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports

TASKS: Developing task list and outlining the scope of the project

Presenting results and writing interim and final reports

Conduct primary and secondary research

Design, calculations, simulations and model development

Regular reporting as directedt

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

 

 

Business Development

Assignment: EVALUATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN GASOLINE BLENDING

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: Evaluate business opportunities in gasoline blending, methylation (biodiesel;FAME), ethers (MTBE) and fine chemicals with respect to market conditions, regulatory environment etc. in UK, Sweden and Germany.

QUALIFICATIONS: Engineering undergraduate or economics / business undergraduate

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Superb excel and PowerPoint skills

Proven experience in financial modeling and writing reports

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.)

Ability to self-check own work products

MAIN 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

Calculations, simulations and model constructions

Collaboration with engineering staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

Finance

Assignment: VALUATION AND IPO ANALYSIS

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 assignment is to prepare a valuation analysis for CRI and specific investment projects in Iceland and/or EU as well as exploring criteria’s and success stories of IPO’s for early stage companies in Iceland, EU, US and Asia.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of economics, business or engineering (end of first year studies or graduating

SKILLS: Ability to do independent fact finding and analysis

Excellent English writing skills

Good analytical skills

Superb 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

Calculations, simulations and model constructions

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

Engineering

Assignment: CSP PROCESS DESIGN: EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION

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 intern will participate in the process design of a 100 tpd commercial scale plant (CSP) focusing on optimization of one or more unit operations. The project will involve construction of heat & mass balances, process flow diagrams and process data sheets, together with simulations of unit operations and cost and feasibility studies.

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

MAIN 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

Calculations, simulations and model constructions

Collaboration with engineering staff and other interns at the division

Weekly reporting

Bi-weekly presentations

DELIVERABLES: Reports and models accepted by supervisors

 

Assignment: CSP PROCESS DESIGN: PROCESS SAFETY

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 intern will participate in the process design of a 100 tpd commercial scale plant (CSP) focusing on process safety of one or more unit operations in relation to design of the GO Plant. The project will involve in-depth studies of process safety and safety-related instruments and control functions, such as continuous venting, vent reliefs & emergency shutdown (ESD) protocols, and integration of the safety philosophy to the construction of process flow diagrams & process data sheets.

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

MAIN 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

 

Research and Development

Assignment: INTEGRATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS WITH EMISSION TO LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGY

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 assignment is to review state-of-the art in efficient high temperature electrolysis and study the integration and optimization of the technology with CRI’s ETL technology. Of particular interest is the improved efficiency from geothermal and other sources of renewable or waste heat. The output of the work is intended to support the development of future production plants with higher energy efficiency and lower cost.

QUALIFICATIONS: Chemical or mechanical Engineering undergraduate and first year in an MBA program

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: Research & data collection

Data analysis and modeling

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: Detailed report on the state of the art for high temperature electrolysis

Analysis of potential efficiency improvements with recommended approach for integration with CRI’s ETL technology and renewable energy sources

 

Assignment: 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 or mechanical Engineering undergraduate and first year in an MBA program

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

 

Accounting

Assignment: REAL TIME INFORMATION FROM PLANT

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 intern will participate in finding a way to get all information regarding cost of producing methanol at CRI´s plant in real time. The intern also has to suggest the best way to use those information in CRI´s information systems and design a view for key performance indicators and find a way to use those information.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least B.Sc. degree in industrial 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), 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

 

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Summer Internship

We are no longer taking intern applications for the summer 2014 internship program.

We received many high quality candidates this year, thank you for your internship applications.

We will begin taking applications again in December 2014.

The schedule for the internship program is as follows;

December to 15 February – taking applications

February 15- March 15 – interviews

End March - offers sent out

June to August - internship

 

“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