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As a Flemish, internationally recognised research centre, VITO aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
The Technological Economic Analysis (TEA) team of VITO assesses the economic impact of a project/process/value chain using an integrated and transparent methodology and a multidisciplinary approach.
Are you interested in new, sustainable processes and are you particularly curious about their economic feasibility and broader sustainability impact? Then techno-economic analyses are for you. With new technologies, there are often still many uncertainties and ambiguities about which options are the most promising. Is the investment cost decisive or should we mainly reduce energy consumption or increase productivity? Which research goals need to be achieved? Our team tries to formulate answers to these questions in close cooperation with technology developers and searches for promising value chains with the help of techno-economic analysis.
In a techno-economic analysis, we simultaneously examine the processes from a technical and an economic point of view. We do these analyses on the basis of desktop research and through intensive communication with project developers and external experts. For example, we examine whether the CO2 originating from the steel sector can be converted in an economically feasible way into higher-value products via fermentation. In another project, we are looking into whether it is interesting for farmers to cultivate algae and further fractionate them into high-quality components given the specific conditions such as temperature in North-Western Europe. Other projects we are currently working on can be found here.
This is our plan for you:
You will deliver desktop research combined with intensive communication with internal and external experts and evaluate, communicate, and report results to our customers (Flemish and European) and the research community (i.e. scientific publications and conferences) in order to give advice on the research targets to be reached in order to achieve a commercial success
Furthermore, you are fascinated by technological innovations and their economic feasibility. You are someone who rather develops a helicopter view of the value chain than wants to specialise in specific processes. So you are a generalist rather than a detail-oriented person. Moreover, you like working in a team, but can also complete tasks independently. You have strong communication skills;