‘It Feels Fantastic to Work with Sustainable Energy’

14 April 2020

After graduating from SDC, Mia Bodenhoff was headhunted by start-up company MASH Energy, and she now works with carbon negative energy production in her position as project manager.

The company began as a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark, and its primary product is a mobile reactor that turns biowaste into energy through gasification and pyrolysis.

Until now, the company has primarily been active in India where Mia Bodenhoff looks forward to using her experience from China.

When it comes to working in India, my time in China will be an advantage, both in terms of understanding that things simply work differently, but also appreciating that the English that is spoken is different’.

An Opportunity to Take on Responsibility

Mia Bodenhoff’s job includes a range of tasks. She looks into potential business opportunities that require the technical understanding which she gained through her education. For instance, she is looking into the company’s potential in working with methanol, which was the topic of her thesis where she cooperated with catalysis company Haldor Topsøe. Besides, she helps with some administrative work.

Being part of a small setup is in stark contrast to working for a big enterprise. I have to handle many different kinds of tasks, but I also have a great opportunity to take on responsibility and influence how we do things. It feels like we are at a tipping point, and the next couple of years could be an exciting time for us’.

Mia Bodenhoff graduated from the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering programme in the summer of 2019.