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CO2FOKUS PROJECT

The CO2Fokus project has officially started!
The project aims at producing a technology able to use the CO2 emitted by industrial processes.
More information available here.

YES, WE BIKE

We are happy to announce that an ESR / PhD position is available at ICI Caldaie, in collaboration with TU/e (supervision PhD student) within the BIKE project (BImetallic catalysts Knowledge-based development for Energy applications).

Early Stage Researcher (ESR14) position - Development of Optimized Steam Reforming Reactor By Advanced Modelling Methods (MSCA-ITN BIKE Project). Detailed information available here: https://www.bike-msca.eu/

deadline: 07/01/19 11.00pm EU/Bruxelles.

The goal of BIKE is to prepare specialized personnel both in private and public sector, providing a team of 14 qualified ESRs with a complete and application-oriented knowledge of the H2 field, able to range from preparation to characterization, to modeling , to industrial applications and marketing of catalytic materials related to H2, interacting with all stakeholders working in the field.

As one (of the only 3) industrial member of the project, ICI CALDAIE will strongly contribute to the training and cross-sector validation of BIKE bimetal catalysts. We're proud to be part of this project and we look forward to receiving your application. https://lnkd.in/gSX9-Uj

The Positive Sides of European Tenders Opportunities: An Interview

As mentioned in our previous article (metti titolo qui con link all'altro blog), European Tenders offer opportunities to companies wishing to invest in R&D that move beyond the simple receipt of funding.

The most valuable aspect of these Tenders is the collaboration between participating companies, universities and researchers. It is primarily through such collaborations that these entities are able to create new products and services.

By coming together, the innovation process is faster and better. So, how do these collaborations actually work? In most cases, team members from participating partners move to a different research institution in order to find the best way to develop their ideas and make a substantial contribution to a specific research field.

For this reason ICI Water Heater has just welcomed two researchers, one from Holland and one from Spain, who have come to work together on different projects.

We decided to interview them with the aim of understanding what their job exactly consists of and how they find their work experience here.

We had a small conversation with Niek, who is currently a PhD student at the University of Eindhoven. He is working together with ICI on a research project that focus on hydrogen production/generation through the use of biogas.
This is actually his first experience outside the academic environment and he is thrilled about this concrete research opportunity. He is going to stay at the company for about a month.

Why did you choose ICI?

There was the possibility to go to a company from your university ici was one of the chance, ici was the most interesting for me because it work on the development of the reactor that I’m studying at university, here you would find problems that you wouldn’t find at university designing the reactor

What do you think about this experience and this company?

I like it, it is different, there are different priorities and a different way of work. I like the research and the possibilities that are investigated. I would came back because I have another possibilities from my university.

Is it different from your work and research done in your country?

We are working about an innovative project, for the hydrogen production.
I would like to work in a reality like this with this ReD department.
It is different from my reality because in university my job is more about helping students, writing papers, here you are trying to make something which brings other challenges

Subsequently we had a similar conversation with José Luis, who is a researcher at Tecnalia, a non-profit research centre based in San Sebastian. His research projects in collaboration with ICI, which were made possible through European funds, focus on the process of combining hydrogen with energy reactors. This procedure can lead to different applications, including those in households’ power and heating systems.

The purpose of this study is to elaborate a system that produces heat and power at the same time, in a more economically and socially sustainable way. He is definitely enthusiastic about the work at the company, as he says:

“What I appreciate most about the work with ICI is that they put effort into developing something innovative that does not only affect positively their market but also the society and the world around them by deploying natural gas and attempting to find applications for hydrogen as an energy source”

“Another positive aspect lies in the fact that ICI strongly believes that this research represents the right path to follow for a better and sustainable future of innovations and improvements”.

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