At the age of 30, Toke has spent the past five years working as an energy planner at NIRAS. But now, an exciting opportunity has arisen. He has started an industrial Ph.D., where he's set to assist Aalborg Utility Company (situated in Northern Jutland, Denmark) in generating entirely new knowledge, and he's become affiliated with a research group at Aalborg University.
The task at hand involves mapping the entire value chain within Aalborg Utility's energy system, as well as investigating and selecting new technologies capable of integrating surplus heat from Power-to-X fuel production into large-scale district heating supply.
"At its core, it's sector coupling. We're working with synergies across various energy disciplines. If we can make the surplus heat from PtX collaborate with the rest of the energy system, it truly becomes valuable," says Toke Kjær Christensen.