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Reference : UMR5256-YVESCH-007
Workplace : VILLEURBANNE
Date of publication : Monday, February 22, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2 555 € and 3 768 € gross monthly according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Biofuels can provide 28% of total transport fuel by 2050, achieving reductions of more than 2 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions per year when produced sustainably. The increasing demand for biofuels implies the need for transformation of diverse bio-resources into liquid fuels, which poses challenges in process development to improve conversion efficiency, while decreasing the production cost.
To meet the timescale and quantity needed while keeping cost effectiveness, biomass implementation should be done through integration into existing refineries and infrastructure rather than requiring investment in new large bio-refinery units and infrastructures to support them.
The complexity of conversion of biomass compared to fossil oils requires a primary conversion – liquefaction – step to allow easier and cheaper processing for transport, as well as for introducing these for upgrading in such existing refineries. The most promising options today are fast pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction;
The next step is to apply these technologies to convert waste materials into biofuels.
The aim of this study is to explore at labscale pyrolysis of waste materials and the analysis of the liquid products (GCxGC, NMR, GC-MS, GPC,....), the upgrading and co-processing of these liquids and to develop a set-up for pyrolysis of waste.
Candidate profile: PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or Reaction Engineering with a good level in English (oral, written).
This post-doc position will be located at IRCELYON a CNRS laboratory (http://www.IRCELYON.univ-lyon1.fr)This Post-doc is funded by a European Project entitled "Waste2Road" (N° 818120). This will involve periodic meetings with the project partners in Europe. The selected candidate is expected to be able to carry out his/her research work and to fulfil the related project obligations.
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