Internship | Molten Metal Technology for Hydrigen Economy



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Hydrogen (H2) economy can bring the radical step for realizing the energy transition towards a low carbon future. H2 is currently used in petrochemical refining, polymerization and fertilizer production. In future, H2 can be potentially used for many new applications such as energy supply in industrial and residential areas, transportation, combustion gas and chemical production. However, the current method of the production of H2 is one of the major sources of carbon emissions in the industry. In future, H2 is expected to be produced either by a route with simultaneous capture of produced CO2 (blue H2) or by a route with elimination of the produced CO2 (green H2). Eventually, supporting a parallel economy on its own, the H2 economy. At TNO, we are investigating the use of molten metals for the production of green and blue H2.

Your challenge will be to experimentally test this novel technology, scale up and design of a conceptual process and perform a techno-economic comparison with existing technologies. The existing technologies will include steam methane reforming, plasma pyrolysis of methane and water splitting. The overall result of your project will contribute towards the identification of valorization opportunities of blue and green H2 in the low carbon future of the process industry in the Netherlands.

What do we require of you?

  • Background in chemical or process engineering.
  • Interest in experimental validation, conceptual process design and techno-economic comparison.
  • The ideal duration of the project is 9 months, but there are possibilities for shorter (3 to 6 months) projects as well.

What can you expect of your work situation?

You will be working in Sustainable Process and Energy Department, which focuses on energy storage, gas treatment, process development for bio-based chemistry and electrochemistry. Your project will involve working across boundaries between different sectors of energy, process engineering, environmental science and economics. For more info visit:

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Rajat Bhardwaj
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 63654

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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