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.



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


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;


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