SMS group is renowned worldwide for its future-oriented technologies and outstanding service for the metals industry. In 2022, our team of over 14,400 employees around the world generated sales of more than 3.1 billion euros. We apply our 150 years of experience and our digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes that extend beyond our core business. We are the right partner for challenging projects and support our customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their plants and equipment. Paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry is our stated goal.

Become a part of our future at SMS group GmbH in Düsseldorf, where we're looking to recruit for a

Master-/Bachelor Thesis: Conversion of carbon dioxide by means of algae using waste gases from the steel industry (m/w/d)


You are a student of mechanical or chemical engineering • You are interested in the environment and sustainability and would like to help shape the future in this area • During the employment you will deepen the knowledge you have acquired during your studies and also apply it practically in development and processing projects • Your personal skills (commitment, independence, ability to work in a team) convinces us.


Due to the manufacuring process the iron and steel industry is a major emitter of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. One possible way of converting the carbon dioxide produced into biomass is to bind the gas using algae. In this case, the carbon dioxide is converted into oxygen and carbon compounds through photosynthesis. Due to the high photosynthesis efficiency of algae cultures, this aquatic biomass producer has a high potential for the fixation of carbon. Depending on the type of algae cultures and the process parameters, different valuable substances can be produced in which the carbon is bound 


Are you keen to shape the future with us? If so, feel free to send us you online application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mrs. Hoffmann.

SMS group GmbH
Melanie Hoffmann