Honestly, I don’t remember how I came to hear about it.. Maybe by googling around or otherwise a presentation in the master maybe.
Yes I think I learned a lot, partly by the atmosphere of a start-up which I had never experienced before, partly because of the content on the master thesis that was quite new and challenging. To give the complete picture I’d also like to add that it was also a struggle to me to find my way and an efficient way of learning, because there was not really easily someone close by who was an expert in the field.
It was nice during the coffee breaks to talk a bit informally with each other. We organized also (I think the first?) team building day which was very fun!
Honestly, not so much but that’s also part of my personality; I didn’t feel enough confident about myself to propose a lot of ideas.
Yes I did, I had the feeling I was trusted in handling the gas tanks on my own for example and also in the theoretical part of the master thesis.
I did not have so many expectations beforehand, but I would say mostly; it was nice to do the master thesis in a place where you could also still have some interaction with people and feel like you are part of some kind of ‘community’, that is what I also hoped for.
I really like the concept of the small-scale methanol producing plant. I think the production of synthetic fuels from aircaptured CO2 is something that can have a big impact in limiting the warming of the earth, and maybe for some applications even the only feasible option.
I work at PBL (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving), a governmental institution for policy analysis in The Hague. Specifically in the mobility sector, I am working on topics concerning energy and emissions.