Jobs and Opportunities

Consultant Carbon Capture Technology

Opportunity type: Job opportunity
Organisation: Global CCS Institute
Location: Melbourne, Australia; or London, UK
Application Deadline: 
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Global CCS Institute invites applications for the role of Consultant Carbon Capture Technology – Australia or England

Reporting to the Senior Consultant, Carbon Capture Technologies, you will be operating on a global level. Collaborating with the Commercial team on Member and client projects you will have a particular focus on the provision of market-valued, authoritative insights and analysis.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found here

Principal Consultant CCS Technologies

Opportunity type: Job opportunity
Organisation: Global CCS Institute
Location: Australia; USA (Washington DC or Houston); Europe (London or Brussels)
Application Deadline: 
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Global CCS Institute invites applications for the role of Principal Consultant CCS Technologies – Australia England, Belgium or US.

A strategic role the Principal Consultant CCS Technologies will be instrumental in the development and implementation of Commercial specific business development strategies, CCS thought leadership reports and the management of the CCS Technology Section of the Commercial Team.

 

Further information and details on how to apply can be found here

Experienced Combustion Engineer (BSc/HBO, MSc, PDEng) on Metal Fuels Conversion Technology

Opportunity type: Job opportunity
Organisation: Eindhoven University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department
Location: Eindhoven, NL
Application Deadline: Find out more by emailing l.p.h.d.goey@tue.nl
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Background

One of the newly discovered ways to generate power involves rethinking the way we use metals. People deal with metals every day and it may be hard to imagine that metals can replace hydrocarbon fuels. However, recent research has indicated that there might be huge opportunities for a carbon-free energy cycle based on metal fuels, with which it will be possible to supply power and heat when and where needed. In order to make fast oxidation of metals possible, they should be used as small (micron-sized) particles. In that case, they generate flame structures similar to those of gaseous fuels. Currently new burners and boilers are being developed to make this combustion possible. A large 100 KW burner/boiler (MP100) has been developed by a consortium of partners which recently has been upgraded to 1MW burner implemented in a 200 kW boiler. This boiler will be used as a boiler for brewing CO2-free beer from 2023 onwards. The candidate will participate in the project team and is expected to become the system expert over time. He or she will start with running an extensive experiment campaign together with the team, including a thorough analysis of the results. The goal is then to improve the design to meet the KPI’s by implementing and assessing a new clean and efficient combustion operation into these new systems.

Call for papers for Heat Powered Cycles Conference 2023

Opportunity type: Call for conference papers
Organisation: Heat Powered Cycles
Location: Conference will take place in Edinburgh
Application Deadline: 15th December 2022
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The Heat Powered Cycles 2023 Conference call for papers will be open 18th September 2022 – 15th December 2022.

Topics at the conference will include heat-powered carbon capture, referring to direct air capture.

Visit the conference website for more information.

The conference will take place 3-6 September 2023.

Promethean Particles, TRL Advancement of MOFs for CCS

Opportunity type: Call for collaboration
Organisation: Promethean Particles
Location: Nottingham-based manufacture / global collaborative partners
Application Deadline: –
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Promethean Particles is pioneering a paradigm shift in the deployment of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for energy-efficient carbon capture applications. Our proprietary and patented manufacturing process enables the production of high quality MOFs at unparalleled scale and cost-effectiveness, finally overcoming historical barriers to adoption of this incredible class of materials.

Contact Chris Simmons, Business Development Manager (chris.simmons@proparticles.co.uk) if you feel that MOFs could form part of your CCS project and you would like to discuss a potential collaboration to drive the demonstrated TRL of a MOF solution forward.

Company website: www.prometheanparticles.co.uk

Assistant Professor – Sustainable Energy Systems

Opportunity type: Academic job
Organisation: University of Alberta
Location: Alberta, Canada
Application Deadline: Will remain open until filled.
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The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sustainable Energy Systems.

The successful candidate will have research expertise in the area of sustainable energy systems related to life cycle and techno-commercial analysis and thermodynamics. The successful candidate’s research will complement the existing research in the department on various aspects of energy systems, including carbon capture, materials development, and renewable energy production.

Find out more and apply here

Intern – IEA Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Unit

Opportunity type: Internship
Organisation: The International Energy Agency (IEA)
Location:
Application Deadline: 4 November 2022
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The IEA seeks an intern for a minimum of 3 months to join a team of enthusiastic professionals in the CCUS Unit in the Energy Technology Policy (ETP) Division.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading international organisations on CCUS topics. Through this work, the intern will contribute to in-depth analysis on CCUS and other clean energy technologies to inform policymakers and support the wider deployment of CCUS technologies.

The IEA provides a modest stipend during the internship.

Main Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities may depend on the profile and experience of the selected candidate, as well as priorities within the team. General responsibilities, among others, may include:

  • Perform research and data collection on CCUS projects, technologies, investments and policies
  • Support the development and population of CCUS tracking databases
  • Update techno-economic analysis of CCUS across a range of sectors based on recent literature and project data
  • Draft content for the IEA CCUS website
  • Participate in relevant internal and external events and meetings
  • Contribute to the broader work of the IEA, as appropriate

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Enrolled in a full-time graduate degree programme for the full duration of the internship, in a field or discipline related to the work of the IEA/OECD.
  • Proven research skills and analytical abilities, including data analysis and management. Experience with large datasets and performing techno-economic assessments a plus.
  • A good understanding of the energy sector, CCUS technologies, and the opportunities and challenges that come with new and emerging clean energy technologies.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Contract Duration

3-6 months starting January-February 2023

Application Details

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to ccusinfo@iea.org  no later than 4 November 2022, with the email subject “IEA CCUS internship application: [your first name] [your family name]”.

Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The IEA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates [who are nationals of IEA member countries], irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

Interdisciplinary Fellows

Opportunity type: Interdisciplinary Fellows
Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Location: Aberdeen
Application Deadline: 16 October 2022
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The University of Aberdeen are offering twenty 5-year fellowships aligned to their new Interdisciplinary Challenge areas, initially funded through the Development Trust. The successful applicants will be supported to achieve their research and teaching career ambitions through mentoring, peer support and training opportunities. This will be in addition to support provided by senior staff in the respective Interdisciplinary Challenge Areas and Schools. The fellows will already have a track record of high-quality interdisciplinary research, innovation and impact. They will build upon existing research communities in the University and create new ones. Over time, they will be trained in and take up the full range of core academic activities, to enhance their teaching, academic leadership and knowledge exchange.

Applications from all fields are welcome but they must align with at least one of the Aberdeen 2040 Interdisciplinary Challenge Areas and Schools (please find more information here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/).  Themed research areas that are to be recruited for and that fellows should align with include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Energy Transition: The challenge to decarbonise and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; Renewable Technologies e.g. offshore wind, geothermal, hydrogen, CCUS (including for extending the life of mature basins). Energy Security and the Role of Oil & Gas in a Net Zero World; Offshore Urban Planning and Regulation;  A Just Transition for all;
  • Environment and Biodiversity: Nature-based Solutions to Global Change; Environment, Health and Food Systems; Environmental Analytics; and Education for Sustainability.
  • Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing: Food and Nutrition Security aligned with Planetary Health; Future Healthcare; Digitalisation in Healthcare Systems; Health and Wellbeing in Changing Societies.
  • Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity: Inclusive and equitable approaches to economic recovery; Cultural and creative Industries; Arts & Health; Cultural engagement and participation; Cultural Policy and Placemaking.
  • Data and AI: Data-Centric and Green AI Systems; Human-Centred AI and Autonomous Agents; Digital Innovation and Privacy-enhanced Technologies; and Digital Twins with Machine Learning.

Applicants should outline their research aspirations in a plan covering the next three to five years, how they map onto the Interdisciplinary Challenge Areas encapsulated in Aberdeen’s 2040 Strategy, the interdisciplinary nature of the area of research and their teaching experience to date in their application. All successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary cohort, but please indicate in your application which school(s) you would envisage being aligned. Your interests may span across Challenge Areas and Schools therefore indicate in your application those that are relevant.

It is expected that applicants will have a strong track record of publications and some teaching experience.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Progressive Energy – Call for proposals

Opportunity type: Proposal call
Organisation: Progressive Energy
Location: –
Application Deadline: –
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Progressive Energy is developing a number of projects which require carbon (dioxide) capture and storage (CCS), and as a part of these, it is necessary to prescribe a specification for the carbon dioxide which is to be stored, recognising that it will not be a pure fluid.  Such a specification is necessary, not just to envelope the thermodynamic properties of the carbon dioxide stream, but also its chemical properties.

Work to ascertain the thermodynamic and chemical properties of impure carbon dioxide is incomplete, although there have been significant advances in the last decade.  Nevertheless, some of it is theoretical and has yet to be validated with experimental data at a CO₂ pressure of 40bara.

An outline specification for work necessary to obtain essential information on one of the potential reaction sets, between ammonia and carbon dioxide has been provided by Progressive Energy.  The potential reaction salts are ammonium carbamate, ammonium carbonate and ammonium bicarbonate, the latter also requiring the presence of water.

If you think you would be able to undertake research as specified on this topic please contact:

Andy Brown (CEng, FIMechE, AFIChemE, FEI), Engineering Director, Progressive Energy, andy.brown@progressive-energy.com

Further information and details on how to apply can be found here

Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) MOOC – Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage

Opportunity type: Online course
Organisation: SCCS
Location: Online
Application deadline: Available online
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Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) is launching it’s MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, on Monday 25th October on ‘Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage’.

The five-week course, taught by leading experts at the University of Edinburgh, will explore carbon capture and storage (CCS), a set of technologies that can radically rein in CO2 emissions and help nations reach net zero by 2050.

The course, which has seen nearly 18,000 participants from across the world sign up for previous runs, begins on 25 October and places CCS in the context of climate change, global energy and economics, the use of fossil fuels and global climate policy. The world’s first such course to cover CCS and climate change, it has been developed for those with no prior knowledge.

Watch the introductory video and register

Course participants will learn about:

  • how to protect the atmosphere, with CCS technology, from an excess of CO2;
  • the uniqueness of CCS to complement other low-carbon technologies;
  • the potential to make fossil fuels “safe to use” in the context of the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015;
  • key sectors of the global economy, where CCS can contribute to deep reductions in emissions;
  • how CCS can unlock carbon negative solutions, which will need to be used before mid-century;
  • the scientific principles of climate mitigation technologies;
  • the key elements of geology for permanently, and safely, disposing of CO2 underground;
  • the international state-of-play and scale of the industry in the 21st century.

What is a MOOC? The University of Edinburgh has a range of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are freely accessible and open-licensed short courses delivered online. On completion, there is the option to gain a Verified Certificate. https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/moocs