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