Vacancies

MASTER THESIS “INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CO2 CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE EU AND MACRO-REGION LEVEL”


Within the CATCO2NVERS project, alchemia-nova is looking for a graduate student to conduct, under supervision, an analysis of the institutional framework for the implementation of selected new CO2 conversion technologies in the EU and macro-region level.

The Project
The core purpose of the CATCO2NVERS project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the biobased industries by developing five innovative and integrated technologies based on three catalytic processes (electrochemical, enzymatic, and thermochemical).

The project aim is to transform waste CO2 from two biobased industries into five added-value chemicals: glyoxylic acid, lactic acid, furan dicarboxylic methyl ester, cyclic carbonated fatty acid methyl esters, and bio-methanol, with application in the chemical, cosmetics, and plastic industries.

The objective of the assignment is to provide an overview of the authorities relevant to the CATCO2NVERS technologies and CO2 conversion chains at EU and macro-region level. The thesis shall lay out the relevance of identified authorities as well as their specific responsibilities and mandates, and further derive drivers and barriers for the implementation of the CATCO2NVERS technologies and CO2 conversion chains. The analysis shall cover the different parts of the operations along the CO2 conversion chain, such as industrial symbiosis, transfer of resources and end of waste.

The research will incorporate an EU regulatory framework analysis, which has already been conducted within the CATCO2NVERS project, and will form part of a white paper on carbon conversion technology which will be widely circulated among policymakers.

The research work should start in September 2022 and last approximately 6 months. The student is entitled to a remuneration of € 500, paid upon the completion of the research.

How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application documents in single PDF file (max. 5MB) by e-mail to Iris De Cesare at iris.decesare(at)alchemia-nova.net.