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Research and innovation

How our solutions impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We have always been at the technological forefront when it comes to developing sustainable catalytic technologies and it is through our dedication to chemistry that we have our largest positive impact. We see it as our corporate responsibility to drive innovation and use our know-how to help address global challenges.

Read more about how our solutions address global challenges in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our Sustainability Report. 

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Ammonia solutions

SDG 7 (Energy efficiency), SDG 2 (Agricultural productivity)

Ammonia production is very energy-intensive process with a significant contribution to the world’s total carbon emissions. Modern ammonia plants consume only half of the energy compared to technologies of the 1950s, and Topsoe has been one of the few companies driving this improvement. 

We estimate that Topsoe’s solutions within ammonia production save an estimated 139 million tons CO2 every year.


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Emissions control

SDG 12 (Responsible production), SDG 3 (Reduce air pollution), SDG 14 (Prevent acidification of oceans)

Topsoe solutions benefit the environment and human health by reducing air emissions caused by industrial production.

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Cleaner fuels

SDG 7 (Renewable energy), SDG 3 (Reduce air pollution)

Topsoe’s hydrotreating processes enable refineries to remove potentially harmful substances from naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel and heavier oils streams like. Fuels hydrotreated with Topsoe technologies emit less SOx and NOx.

Topsoe is at the forefront when it comes to biofuels. Our HydroFlex™ technology enables production of renewable fuels from a vast variety of bio-feedstocks such as vegetable, tallow oils and waste.