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Netherlands, Overijssel, EnschedeInternships

Job description

For the Thermal Technology department we are looking for interns! The following internships / graduation assignments are available. Apply using the apply button and select the (graduation) internship you are interested in.

Optimisation Emissions

Optimize the control of emissions for a biomass-fired plant by executing tests and measurements on-site at one of the biomass-fired heat and power plants of HoSt in the Netherlands.

Your tasks:

  • Familiarize yourself with the design of the combustion system of a biomass fired plant and study theoretical backgrounds;
  • Study the presently used emission control methods and available measured data;
  • Testing a new emission reduction system in an existing plant and performing measurements on-site;
  • Advise an optimal emission control method based on actual results of executed measurements.

Characterisation of Fuels

For the combustion plants of HoSt a variety of fuels can be applied. A structured method to characterize a fuel shall be developed. Practical testing is an important part of this assignment. Focus is on plastic-containing fuels.

Your tasks:

Familiarize yourself with all components of a Biomass Plant;

  • Study and analyze fuel types and develop a dedicated test plan;
  • Execute tests with several fuel types;
  • Improve the test method based on gained experience.

Development of a Plant Monitor in a Biomass Plant

Develop an online plant monitor showing most relevant KPI’s based on measured, calculated and additional data of a biomass-fired boiler plant / biomass-fired heat and power plant.

Your tasks:

Familiarize yourself with all components of a Biomass Plant;

  • Design an interface to make measured data available for calculation and analysis (live data, trended data, saved data, etc.);
  • Develop a first compact version of an online Plant Monitor showing calculated KPI's, limits and actual data in trends;
  • Optimize this first version with input from future users;
  • Advise implementation plan for a fully functional Plant Monitor.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • BSc / MSc in Chemical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Sustainable Energy;
  • Interested in sustainable energy technology;
  • Plan-minded and independent worker.

What do we offer?

  • Working at the technology forefront of the energy transition;
  • Groundbreaking tech company in the field of biofuels, carbon capture and thermal conversion;
  • Minimum wage based on 40 hours per week for interns with an EU working license / Monthly fixed fee of € 400 based on 40 hours per week for students without an EU working license. Please note: it depends on your type of internship at HoSt which fee you receive;
  • Lots of responsibility and room for own initiatives;
  • Professional support, guidance and insights;
  • Interesting international environment only a 5-minute walk from the ‘Kennispark’ train station in Enschede;
  • Nice and sustainable welcome gift;
  • A dynamic, energetic, passionate young team;
  • Flexibility in working from home / office.


Please apply using the apply button. General questions can be addressed to Mariëtte Huis in `t Veld, internship coordinator at For questions and more details about the internship please contact Albert Ter Maat or Huub Ratering (Hiring Managers) on +31 (0) 53 - 460 90 80.

Netherlands, Overijssel, Enschede

About HoSt Group

Realising the greatest challenge we have ever known: the energy transition. That's what we do at the HoSt Group. With a strong and talented team, a deeply rooted entrepreneurial culture, innovative technologies and the many international successes and milestones, we are making this transition possible. Our team of over 375 employees, spread across 7 countries and with offices in the US and Europe, is committed to technological solutions and innovations for renewable energy worldwide and is dedicated to achieving sustainability ambitions.

HoSt Group is a large family company and came into existence in 1991 as a result of the joint-venture between Holec Projects and Stork, two well-established suppliers of energy systems. HoSt has grown into a global industry-leader in the field of technology to transform waste into bioenergy and valuable end-products. We engineer, build, and maintain bioenergy systems producing sustainable energy and valuable end-products from residual streams, striving to a zero-waste society.