Sustainability Team: Fluorinated Gas Intern

Job Title: Sustainability Team: Fluorinated Gas Intern
Location: University of Cambridge, Virtually
Duration: 8 weeks long, to be undertaken between July, August and September
Pay/Volunteer: £8.91/hour
Deadline: 9am on Thursday 22 April
Description: The Sustainability Team is looking for an enthusiastic student/recent graduate with interests in quantifying and managing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol covers six greenhouse gases, Carbon, Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs), Perfluorocarbon (PFCs), Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)*. The last three of these are fluorinated (F) gases and are the focus of this project. F gases are in use across the University’s estate in air conditioning units, refrigeration plant and heat pumps; some also have research applications. Information on the use of F gases across the estate does exist but is dispersed and patchy. This project will aim to identify and collate existing information on the use of F gases and assess emissions arising from this usage.

Tasks may involve desk-based research and consultation with University departments, estimating F gas emissions, researching best practice for F gas management and recommending improved processes for reporting F gas emissions. The intern will be required to produce a high-quality report to go alongside the work undertaken over the 8-week period and present their work to the Sustainability team.

More information link: Internship opportunities with The Sustainability Team and Cambridge Zero | Sustainability