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Enschede, Overijssel, NetherlandsInternships

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.

Design Tool for an Expansion Systems in a Biomass plant

Develop a tool to design an optimal expansion system for a heating circuit which receives heat from a Biomass plant

Your tasks:

  • Familiarize yourself with all components and main design method of a Biomass Plant;
  • Study and evaluate methods to compensate volume variation in heated water systems;
  • Develop a design tool for expansion systems in close co-operation with HoSt Process engineers;
  • Optimize this first version with input from future users;
  • Document the tool with a user manual and background information.

Mechanical Design Optimization

In the combustion plants of HoSt several components are designed and optimized. For some parts a detailed study with use of FEA is required. Analysis of the present mechanical design is an important part of this assignment. Focus is on lowering risk of damages and simplification of the design where possible.

Your tasks:

  • Familiarize yourself with all components of a Biomass Plant;
  • Select a component/issue for optimization in consultation with HoSt engineers; 
  • Study construction details of present design;
  • Analyse critical points and present improvements supported by FEA;
  • Present and document improved design.

Characterization 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

Internship assignment: Develop an online plant monitor showing most relevant KPI’s based on measured, calculated and additional data in a Biomass Plant.

Your tasks:

  • Familiarize yourself with all components of a Biomass Plant; 
  • Optimize the interface to make measured data available for calculation and analysis (live data, trended data, saved data, etc.); 
  • Implement the first 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.

Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands

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.