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JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO

minimise the impact of hydrocarbons on the climate

BY LAUNCHING SCIENCE COMPANIES.

JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO

minimise the impact of hydrocarbons on the climate

BY LAUNCHING SCIENCE COMPANIES.
Although the most effective way to eliminate carbon emissions would be to switch the entire energy system to solar and wind energy, hydrocarbons will likely continue to be used as an energy source for at least the next 20 years.
Instead of trying to displace these energy sources, we need to take a first principles approach to rethink how we extract, process and utilise hydrocarbons to minimise their climate impact. This could range from refining products inside the reservoir itself to systems that automatically capture fugitive methane emissions. We also see a part to play from the convergence of life sciences and process engineering to reduce the emissions intensity of refined products.
OUR OFFER
You will join our in-house team of entrepreneurial scientists to lead opportunity analysis and venture creation in this particular area. Specifically, you will focus on mapping out the constraints and limitations currently leading to a lack of innovation.
After six to nine months, it’s anticipated that you will co-found up to three start-ups in this space, taking the role of CEO or CTO at one. Each of these will be eligible to up to £0.5M in pre-seed and seed funding from DSV. 
Our network of industry and funding partners ensures that teams in our portfolio get unfair access to pilot trials, partnerships and additional funding such as the opportunity to gain a place on the TechX Pioneers programme with an additional £100k of funding available. 
the ideal profile for this opportunity
Although the most effective way to eliminate carbon emissions would be to switch the entire energy system to solar and wind energy, hydrocarbons will likely continue to be used as an energy source for at least the next 20 years.
Instead of trying to displace these energy sources, we need to take a first principles approach to rethink how we extract, process and utilise hydrocarbons to minimise their climate impact. This could range from refining products inside the reservoir itself to systems that automatically capture fugitive methane emissions. We also see a part to play from the convergence of life sciences and process engineering to reduce the emissions intensity of refined products.
our offer
You will join our in-house team of entrepreneurial scientists to lead opportunity analysis and venture creation in this particular area. Specifically, you will focus on mapping out the constraints and limitations currently leading to a lack of innovation.
After six to nine months, it’s anticipated that you will co-found up to three start-ups in this space, taking the role of CEO or CTO at one. Each of these will be eligible to up to £0.5M in pre-seed and seed funding from DSV. 
Our network of industry and funding partners ensures that teams in our portfolio get unfair access to pilot trials, partnerships and additional funding such as the opportunity to gain a place on the TechX Pioneers programme with an additional £100k of funding available. 
the ideal profile for this opportunity

Masters in Chemical, Biochemical or Environmental Engineering with 3+ years experience at one of:

  • Oil & Gas E&P major
  • Petrochemicals producer
  • Biofuels
  • Start-up focusing clean fuels

OR

PhD focusing on one or more of:

  • Methanogenic bacteria
  • Enzymatic processes
  • Self-healing materials
  • Gas-to-liquids
  • Synthetic fuels
  • Fermentation

Masters in Engineering/Physics with 3+ years work experience at either one of:

  • An energy utility
  • OEM
  • A heat-intensive industry

OR

a PhD focusing on one or more of the key technologies below:

  • High-temperature heat pumps
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Heat batteries
  • Phase change materials
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Building physics modelling

by end of August 2019.

by end of August 2019.