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We want to find talented students for summer jobs

 

 

JOB 1: Nanotechnology –

Analyst – market demand for Nano technology fertilizer and more 

Job description / Starfslýsing

Greenvolt has a patented technology for the creation of nano particles out of any material.

The project is to analyze opportunities for taking materials unique to Iceland and pair it with market demand for product enhancements using nanotechnology. It will involve analyzing material properties and their potential for disruption when put into nanoparticle size. The area of focus will be innovations out of basaltic rocks and lava rocks. As an example of focus areas: Icelandic nano fertilizer and basalt reinforced composites.

We want to leverage our patented nanomaterial manufacturing techniques and nanomaterial knowledge in order to develop and validate an efficient organic fertilizer using Icelandic volcanic cinder as a base resource – and in doing so support the organic “Green Revolution” (as opposed to the green revolution which was based on applying artificial fertilizers).

We want to research, trial and validate the benefits of an organic Icelandic volcanic cinder micro and nano-nutrient materials including for use in nano-Fertilizer. Our Ultimate Vision is to commercialise a nanomaterial-enhanced nano-fertilizer which is competitive in the marketplace, provides an alternative option to conventional fertilizers,supports the Icelandic economy and the goal of the government to increase organic farming.

The overarching goal of this project is to explore how to leverage our patented nanomaterial manufacturing techniques and nanomaterial knowledge in order to develop and validate an efficient organic fertilizer using Icelandic volcanic cinder as a base resource – and in doing so support the organic “Green Revolution” (as opposed to the green revolution which was based on applying artificial fertilizers).
This includes:
Explore Icelandic partnerships in order to connect the project value chain;
Research and source a targeted selection of raw Icelandic volcanic cinder
Optimise nano-grinding method statement for specific range materials;
Outline the desired nano fertilizer from Icelandic volcanic cinder;
Draft and approve a bio-trial method statement including a range of crops, fertilizer (type and volume) and environmental condition combinations;
Assess potential crop growth, yield, fertilizer efficiency, leaching rate, and environmental impact, and generate comparison metrics; Validate the benefits of the manufactured nano-fertilizers.

Hæfniskröfur

Essentially, the student needs to explore the potential for using these materials unique to Iceland and how we can commercialize them. We need to explore the product itself, the raw Icelandic volcanic cinder as well as the nutritional properties of the raw Icelandic volcanic cinder. From the outset, initial material exploration will need to be conducted to not only assess the nutritional properties of the available source material.

Work will include
Analysis of required Icelandic partnerships in order to connect the project value chain; Define optimal crop selection for organic field-trials;
Define optimal environmental conditions for organic field-trials;
Research and source a targeted selection of raw Icelandic volcanic cinder
Optimisaton of nano-grinding method statement for specific range materials;
Map out potential recipe for nano-fertilizer from Icelandic volcanic cinder;
Draft a bio-trial method statement including a range of crops, fertilizer (type and volume) and environmental condition combinations;
Validate the benefits of the manufactured nano-fertilizers.

 

Verkefnið er stutt af Nýsköpunarsjóði Námsmanna

 

JOB 2: Nanotechnology –

Business Dev Batteries –

Job description / Starfslýsing

English below:

Greenvolt er að þróa rafhlöður morgundagsins með hjálp nanótækni. Við höfum fundið upp nýja leið til að búa til nanóefni sem gerir okkur kleyft að endurhugsa rafhlöður og hvernig þær eru búnar til. Við blöndum sérvöldu nanóefni saman við venjulegt trefjaplast og búum til batterí sem er falið inn í byggingarefni. Þannig getum því látið sjálft byggingarefnið sem varan er búin til úr geyma raforku. Það þýðir að bílhurðin þín getur geymt rafmagn. Vængurinn á flugvélinni þinni getur verið eitt stórt batterí. Þakið á sumarbústaðinum þínum getur verið eitt stórt batterí með sólarsellum. Eða skipskrokkur framtíðarinnar getur geymt raforku. Það er stórt tækifæri að umbreyta skipsflotanum yfir í umhverfisvæn batterí sem auka getu og minnka umhverfisáhrif.

Verkefnið snýst um að kortleggja tækifæri fyrir þessa nýju tækni og hvernig hún getur hjálpað íslandi við að verða miðpunktur á þessu nýja bláa hagkerfi.

The objective is to rethink the way boats are built. They should be fully electric, with a flexible design and the hull itself (with all its surface area) should be able to contain the energy needed to power it. With a unique breakthrough technology where the battery and hull are the same material, we can change the way boats are made and minimize their environmental impact. Inside the hull of an 8m boat, we can store the equivalent of 5 Tesla cars inside the hull material making it more powerful than any existing hull material and removing the need for standalone batteries. This impacts the range of the boat as well as the environmental impact (no lithium-ion batteries mean no pollution or harm to the environment in the production or disposal of the boat). The project is about focusing on this new type of battery and determine performance and potential of the technology.

Hæfniskröfur

Nemandi þarf að skoða möguleika á þessari nýju tækni ásamt forsvarsmönnum Greenvolt. Við viljum skoða tækni, tæknileg áhrif og markaðsmöguleika.

The student will focus on understanding the market potential for this type of technology, the go to market strategy and marketing push as well as the Opportunities for sustainable energy solutions for commercial implementation. All this is focused on using Iceland as the proof of concept country and assess the best way to achieve the go to market strategies.
Student work will include
• map out potential for this new type of technology, the impact on the Icelandic fishing industry and then the Nordic fishing industry. As a follow up we can look into all boat hulls in boat types that cause the biggest enviornmental impact.
• Develop and execute go to market strategy and implementation plan
• Support with execution of marketing strategy and marketing materials
And supporting activities.

Verkefnið er stutt af Nýsköpunarsjóði Námsmanna

To Apply:

 Please contact Ármann Kojic 

armann@fe1af5.packard.shared.1984.is