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The University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has published a post-doc opportunity on the prospect for CO2-made sustainable aviation fuel in the United States of America.

Long-haul aviation will depend on the availability of hydrocarbon-based fuels for the foreseeable future. However, to reduce their carbon footprint towards a net-zero carbon future, the aviation industry has begun to implement the use of so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and is purchasing large quantitates of carbon offsets to balance CO2 emissions from the use of fossil-based aviation fuels. Availability of SAF falls far short of demands and carbon offsets will become scarce and overall, are of limited applicability in the long run. The Global CO2 Initiative studies the economic opportunities and technical needs for aviation e-fuel production and use in the United States market.

The University of Michigan will provide:

  • 100% full-time in their Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Salary range $56,000 – $65,000/year based on qualifications

The review of applications will begin immediately.

More info on this opportunity, how to apply and the recruitment process here.