Bioplastics from Sugars

  • Available at 12/11/2019
  • Internship
  • DMT-ET, Joure (NL)
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DMT Environmental Technology is a highly innovative engineering company operating on the cutting edge of green technology. We are continuously developing and bringing technologies for biogas upgrading, biogas desulphurization and wastewater treatment to the market. DMT consists of a young dynamic team of approximately 90 employees and is located in Joure (Northern part of the Netherlands). The biogas upgrading market is growing fast, and that’s why we are exploring current and new product-market combinations.

One interesting field of expertise is the conversion of sugars, derived from agro-food products or residues, into molecules for bioplastic production. Such conversion processes are important for the production of renewable and environmentally friendly packaging materials. These bioplastics could be biodegradable or easy to recycle, which fit within a circular economy. To date, there are many different routes to produce bioplastics from sugars; though only a few routes actually have the prospects to become economically feasible.

DMT is offering an internship position for a student on the topic of bioplastics. The student will give an overview of existing (commercial) routes that convert sugars into precursors for plastics. The student will evaluate which route will fit best to the strategy of DMT and which technology DMT should develop in order to achieve a good position on the bioplastic market.

For this internship you will work at the Product Development department; though in order to reach your goals you’ll also have to collaborate with the other departments within the company like Sales, Marketing and Engineering.

To apply for this internship project, please email your CV and motivation letter. Also, include the period you are available and the requested duration of the internship (between 4 and 6 months).

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