Thomas Budde Christensen

MSc (Technological and Socio-economic Planning) & PhD

  • Universitetsvej 1, 09.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20062023

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Personal profile

Research

My research interest is in circular economy, resources, waste, renewable energy, environmental innovation and policy/planning/regulation. I am currently working on a number of research projects dealing with:

  • Circular economy: Working with circular economy, resources, waste and sustainable manufacturing. Waste minimization and innovative exploitation of waste and by-products. Working with theories and methods for circular economy, global value chains, innovation in global production and consumption systems as well as industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis
  • Renewable energy: development of methods and approaches for municipal energy plans. Strategies for sustainable use of biomass for energy. Working with exploitation of waste and by-products from agriculture and industry for energy, district heating and transport fuels.
  • Planning, policy and regulation: focussing on Danish and international (EU) planning, policy and regulation.

Curriculum

Positions:

  • 2017: Head of Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Circular Economy & Sustainability (CIRCLES)
  • 2011-: Head of research group (METRIK - Environment, Energy and Transport)
  • 2011-: Associate Professor 
  • 2009-2010: Assistant professor at Roskilde University: Working on a large EU project about sustainable bioenergy promotion in countries around the Baltic Sea (35 partners and budget on €5 million )
  • 2007-2009: Post.doc at Roskilde University: Working on project about sustainable biofuels in Region Zealand (identification of local ressources and potential conversion routes)
  • 2004-2007: PhD student at Roskilde University: project about environmental innovation in the automotive industry
  • 2006: Visiting scholar at Cardiff University
  • 2004: Research assistant

 

External relations

  • Member of the green think tank CONCITO (http://www.concito.dk/en/index.php)
  • Member of Roskilde Climate Council
  • Member of the Business Council for Green Transition (under the Danish Ministry of Environment), 2012

Education

  • 2007: PhD in environmental planning, Roskilde University
  • 2003: MSc (Technological and Socio-economic Planning), Roskilde University

Teaching

I have teaching experience from various courses on renewable energy, cleaner production, globalisation, innovation, clusters and value chains. I have supervised project groups on renewable energy, transport policy, strategic environmental impact assessment, cleaner production, industrial symbiosis, sustainable biofuels and environmental innovation in industries such as plastic, electronics and automotive.

Keywords

  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Sustainable Development
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Regulation & planning
  • Production, Consumption
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • waste
  • Plastic
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • recycling
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Car industry
  • Electric vehicles
  • autonomous vehicles
  • Technology
  • innovation

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Research Output

Circular Economy: Practices, knowledgebases and novelty

Christensen, T. B. & Hauggaard-Nielsen, H., 2020, In : Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Det store spisekammer

Fjalland, E. L. P. & Christensen, T. B., 1 Mar 2020, 34 p.

Research output: Working paperResearch

Open Access

Circular municipalities: An analysis of circular economy initiatives in municipal policy and planning in Denmark

Christensen, T. B., Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Maabjerg Bioenergy Center: Development of technical solutions, politics and business concepts across 20 years

Thomsen, T. P., Christensen, T. B., Lybæk, R., Thomsen, S. T., Lunde, A. & Holm Pedersen, S., 2019, Roskilde Universitet. 33 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

Projects

Activities

Strategier for industrielle symbioser - Offentlige myndigheders rolle

Thomas Budde Christensen (Speaker)

2 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Climate Change Mitigation

Thomas Budde Christensen (Speaker)

20 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

CIRCLES Seminar

Thomas Budde Christensen (Participant)

29 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Circular Economy

Thomas Budde Christensen (Speaker)

30 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Biomasseregnskabet - er biomassen bæredygtig?

Thomas Budde Christensen (Speaker)

24 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Prizes

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Denmark 2018

Syberg, Kristian (Recipient), Palmqvist, Annemette (Recipient) & Christensen, Thomas Budde (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Roskilde University Research Communication Prize 2018

Syberg, Kristian (Recipient), Christensen, Thomas Budde (Recipient), Palmqvist, Annemette (Recipient) & Khan, Farhan (Recipient), 18 Sep 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions