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GroenLeven Internship/Thesis – Hydrogen

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The world around you is changing rapidly. You see unprecedented technological progress, knowledge is
shared more easily than ever, and societal challenges are met with smart innovations. At the same time,
you notice the effects of climate change every day and recognize that we must take big steps to also give
the earth the evolution it deserves.
At GroenLeven we are continuously working on the realization of new and innovative projects. Our energy
solutions, such as solar energy, battery storage and hydrogen, are placed in the physical environment.

Our SinneWetterstof project: The largest operating electrolyzers in the Netherlands
Groot denk, goed doen, that’s GroenLeven’s slogan. In our hydrogen team, we are looking for a
graduate/intern (M/F/X) who can identify themselves with this credo. We are looking for a student who
would like to work at real cases. For instance, GroenLeven has the largest electrolyser project in the
Netherlands (1.4MW) called; SinneWetterstof.
Number of hours per week
32-40h (minimum 20 weeks)
Where are you going to work?
At our head office in Leeuwarden or Utrecht and at least 3 days a week and hybrid working is possible.
What are you going to do?
During your work you will partly be working on the current SinneWetterstof project. You will also support
on finding suitable locations for new projects and developing these projects. We are looking for a person
who likes this challenge!
For your (graduation) research you will be investigating topics related to hydrogen project development.
We offer the following two research topics:

  1. Specify the OPEX operating a hydrogen plant and assess the influence of different project sizes
  • What are the different OPEX parts during hydrogen production?
  • What is the effect of different project sizes on these values?
  1. Emission Reduction with H2 & O2 in Fossil Fuel Burning (University)
  • What are the effects of adding hydrogen (& oxygen) to burning fossil fuel?
  • How can we reduce emissions with the use of hydrogen already?
    Who are you?
    You are proactive and have good communication and written skills in the English language. You can work
    on a new energy and development process, keeping the projects at the center of your work. You work
    towards the project result with an eye for quality and (living) environment. Where necessary you seek
    cooperation with colleagues inside and outside your department. You are able to work independently
  • You are in the3rd/

4th grade of your hbo/wo education, in finance, environment, engineering or


  • You are a connecting team player, environmentally aware and you are able to get different
    stakeholders on board and convince them well.
    What do we have to offer?
  • Challenging and sustainable new energy projects that really matter and an internship
  • A brand-new office in Leeuwarden and hybrid working is possible; We offer you the possibility to
    work partly from home;
  • A lot of freedom in the way you fulfill your function in cooperation with other departments;
  • And above all, great, enthusiastic, and driven colleagues with a passion for sustainable energy
    and social importance.
    About GroenLeven
    We are genuinely concerned about climate change. That’s why we work passionately every day on our
    mission: to provide the world with clean energy. We don’t do this alone. Together with governments, grid
    operators, companies, education, and innovative entrepreneurs, we create solar energy sources on roofs,
    greenhouses, parking lots, landfills, industrial sites, and water. We call this ‘dual function’. In this way,
    these places give sustainable energy back to the world and we take our responsibility for future
    The department
    As part of the hydrogen business development department, you are part of a small (4FTE), young,
    international, and enthusiastic team. The hydrogen department is part of the New Business &
    Improvement Projects department of GroenLeven. As an intern, you will also have the opportunity to
    work with our solar, wind and battery development team of GroenLeven and mother organization;
    BayWa r.e..
    Do you want to make a difference in the energy transition? Then apply immediately!
    Then send in your CV and motivation to no later than 13-7-2023. Around
    14-7-2023 we will let you know if you have been invited for interviews on the 17th and 18th of July in
    Utrecht. After a maximum of 3 working days, we will give you feedback on these conversations. Start date
    1 st semester at the beginning of September.
    Do you first want to know more about the vacancy? Please contact Stijn Kromwijk via 06- 83 20 42 62.