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The Actions Needed to Fuel SAF’s Takeoff
It is not negotiable nor up for debate: The aviation industry needs to reach its 2050 decarbonization goals. But for this to happen there needs to be a serious ramp up in...
April 17, 2023
4 minute read
All hands on deck for decarbonization
COP27 was deemed the ‘implementation COP’ – the COP that would take us from ambition to action. With this weekend’s outcome, you’ll have to decide if you can deem a COP, that...
November 22, 2022
4 minute read
Sustainable aviation is primed for takeoff – provided additional backing is in place
Governments are setting ambitious targets for the use of synthetic fuels in the aviation sector. But clarity is still needed before the industry can step up to meet these...
November 9, 2022
3 minute read
Feedstocks for steam crackers: key considerations
In plastic production, the steam cracker is king. And, to produce the polymer, we must meet its every requirement.The feedstock possibilities for plastics are ever-widening —...
September 30, 2022
6 minute read
How to decarbonize the chemical industry
With an ambitious commitment to go net zero by 2040, Topsoe is ready to take the lead in chemicals' intricate route toward green. But what does it take for an energy...
September 26, 2022
4 minute read
Clean Air Day 2022: Change is in fact in the air
For the most part, air quality – and it´s impact on both our daily and future well-being – doesn’t currently generate much conversation as a global health issue; how can the...
September 7, 2022
6 minute read
Topsoe appoints two new members of Senior Leadership Team: Head of Power-to-X division and COO
Topsoe appoints Kim Saaby Hedegaard as new Executive Vice President, Power-to-X. Kim Hedegaard has served as interim Head of Power-to-X since May 2022. Before that, he held...
August 24, 2022
3 minute read
Topsoe increases prices on catalysts due to escalating raw material and energy prices
As a result of the increasing cost of natural gas, electricity, and several key commodity chemicals used in our catalyst production process, Topsoe will have to increase...
August 17, 2022
2 minute read
What the US Inflation Reduction Act means for climate
Global headlines have been rife the past week with the signing of the American Inflation Reduction Act. The bill is the largest climate package in US history and is expected...
August 12, 2022
4 minute read
Plastic types and their challenges
The merits of plastic are well known: it is versatile, durable, cheap, light, and strong. However, its impact on the environment is also evident in our oceans, our landfills,...
July 6, 2022
5 minute read
How refineries can play a leading role in the circular economy
If you asked the public who could lead us into a new, sustainable era, refineries may not be their first answer. But looked at another way, maybe they should be. ...
May 25, 2022
5 minute read
A clearer picture: what does legislation mean for chemical recycling?
“Plastic waste must be tackled for the sake of all life in the ocean.” – David Attenborough, biologist, natural historian, and author. Something must be done to solve the...
April 26, 2022
6 minute read
Topsoe will increase prices on catalysts due to escalating raw material and energy prices
As a result of the increasing raw material price of nonferrous metals, natural gas, electricity and other key raw materials used in our catalyst production process, Topsoe...
March 17, 2022
1 minute read
What does it take to decarbonize aviation?
There’s no mincing words when it comes to the environmental impact of air travel: jet fuel is far from climate-neutral. Air traffic emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 annually,...
February 10, 2022
5 minute read
Naphtha: The unknown G2L™ byproduct in rising demand
Like most other industries, the chemical business is under increasing pressure to adopt more environmentally sustainable solutions. A key component in this transition is a...
January 4, 2022
8 minute read
A clear path: Meet market demands for synthetic jet fuel and diesel with G2L™
The demand for more environmentally sustainable fuels is rising globally. While several technical, infrastructural, and legislative challenges remain to be solved before most...
November 23, 2021
11 minute read
How G2L™ emerged as the leading solution for natural gas monetization
After 20 years of developing, building, servicing, and finetuning, our G2L™ technology solution stands out as a reliable and profitable investment in the natural gas space....
October 26, 2021
11 minute read
Tip the scales with the new sulfuric acid catalyst
Topsoe’s new VK38+ sulfuric acid catalyst does not only make it easier to find the right balance but also tips the scales in your favor by offering enhanced performance,...
October 28, 2020
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe sets out to become the global leader in technologies to reduce carbon emissions
• A new purpose and vision launch Topsoe’s ambition to lead the drive to reduce carbon emissions from fuels and chemicals. • Topsoe’s new company purpose is Perfecting...
September 9, 2020
2 minute read
Tier 3 gasoline - Impact on United States refineries
Tier 3 gasoline sulfur standard is now reality in the United States, making it more difficult for refiners to meet the specifications from their FCC gasoline post-treatment...
September 2, 2020
4 minute read
Haldor Topsoe joins ambitious sustainable fuel project in Denmark
The project aims to develop a ground-breaking hydrogen and sustainable fuel facility based on electrolysis in the Greater Copenhagen Area. The project is expected to be...
August 26, 2020
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe and Comprimo® (part of Worley) announce global strategic alliance on TopClaus® technology to offer refiners cost-effective compliance in sulfur management
Haldor Topsoe and Comprimo® have announced a global strategic alliance to jointly license the TopClaus® sulfur removal and recovery solution. TopClaus® helps customers...
August 20, 2020
2 minute read
Topsoe and partners issue a report: “Ammonfuel - an industrial view of ammonia as marine fuel”
Alfa Laval, Hafnia, Haldor Topsoe, Vestas, and Siemens Gamesa issued a report “Ammonfuel – an industrial view of ammonia as a marine fuel” providing a comprehensive and...
August 4, 2020
2 minute read
Paving the way to rapid decarbonizing results with SynCOR Hydrogen™ solutions
Need for decarbonization at acceptable cost With the increasing worldwide focus on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, industries need effective ways to make this happen –...
June 25, 2020
4 minute read
Turning waste CO2 into feedstock
CO2 capture and CO2 utilization technologies are receiving a lot of attention in the context of combating climate change. ReShift™, Topsoe’s CO2 reforming technology, offers...
June 11, 2020
3 minute read
Global Clean Energy Holdings selects Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ for revamp of refinery for renewable fuel production
Global Clean Energy’s retooled facility will produce 15,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel from proprietary camelina oil and other traditional biofuel feedstocks. ...
June 9, 2020
2 minute read
Roeland Baan joins Haldor Topsoe as new CEO
Today is the first workday for the company’s new top manager.
June 2, 2020
1 minute read
Haldor Topsoe joins United Nations Global Compact
Haldor Topsoe has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. By becoming a part of the initiative, Topsoe commits to aligning...
May 27, 2020
2 minute read
Air Products and Topsoe sign global alliance agreement for collaboration on large-scale ammonia, methanol, and/or dimethyl ether projects around the world
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA (May 15, 2020) – Air Products (NYSE:APD), a global leader in industrial gases and megaproject development, and Haldor Topsoe, the world leader in...
May 15, 2020
5 minute read
Which technology to choose for direct electrochemical conversion of CO2 into chemicals?
Electrochemical conversion of CO2 into useful chemicals, such as carbon monoxide (CO), is a promising route for decoupling the production of industrial chemicals from the use...
April 23, 2020
3 minute read
Thaioil chooses SNOX™ air quality control for Sriracha refinery
Thai Oil Public Company Limited (Thaioil) has signed an agreement for Topsoe’s SNOX™ solution to efficiently remove sulfur and nitrogen oxides and dust emissions from their...
April 15, 2020
3 minute read
COVID-19 update: Haldor Topsoe upholds normal operations
Individuals, companies, and countries are faced with unprecedented challenges as the corona virus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe. Everybody must collaborate...
March 26, 2020
1 minute read
Nacero selects Topsoe’s TIGAS™ technology for USD 3 billion natural gas-to-gasoline plant
Nacero has signed agreements with Haldor Topsoe for basic engineering and license for a planned natural-gas-to-gasoline facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, with a capacity of...
March 26, 2020
4 minute read
Preem selects HydroFlex™ for renewable fuels plant with potential to save 2.5 million tons CO2
Preem has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ renewable fuel technology to produce clean renewable diesel and jet fuel at their Gothenburg refinery in Sweden. The 16,000...
March 12, 2020
2 minute read
Topsoe launches TITAN™ steam reforming catalyst series with boosted reliability and efficiency
Topsoe’s new TITAN™ series of steam reforming catalysts offers improved performance and longer catalyst lifetime thanks to the hibonite-rich composition. The TITAN™ series...
February 18, 2020
2 minute read
HollyFrontier opts for Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ solution to reduce cost of compliance with renewable fuels blending requirements
HollyFrontier has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ sustainable renewable fuel technology to produce extremely clean renewable diesel from various feedstocks The large...
January 29, 2020
1 minute read
Gaz Sintez chooses SynCOR Methanol™ for plant near Saint Petersburg, Russia
Gaz Sintez has nominated Haldor Topsoe as licensor of its methanol plant in the Leningrad Region, Russia. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons per year of АА grade...
January 22, 2020
1 minute read
World’s largest ATR-based methanol plant has been put into successful operation
Based on Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol™ solution, the plant has a methanol production capacity of 5225 tons per day (MTPD). Since the startup in June, methanol production has...
January 14, 2020
2 minute read
Topsoe and UNLEASH – creating solutions for a more sustainable world
Get the video report from an international think-tank of 1000 global top talents. Three Haldor Topsoe employees joined them to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing...
December 20, 2019
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe and Sasol unite to offer customers single-point licenses for proven gas-to-liquids solutions
Sasol and Haldor Topsoe, two of the global leaders in gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, have entered into a collaboration agreement to offer G2L™- single-point licensing of...
December 2, 2019
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe wins the 2019 IChemE Oil and Gas Global Award for its TIGAS™ gas-to-gasoline technology
Members of the Topsoe TIGAS™ technology team received the prestigious 2019 IChemE Global Award in the category ‘Oil & Gas’ at a black-tie event in Hull, UK, on Thursday...
November 11, 2019
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe, JITRI and Suzhou High-Speed Railway New Town open joint R&D company to accelerate development of innovative technologies for Chinese market
At an official ceremony yesterday, Haldor Topsoe, JITRI, and Suzhou Xiangcheng district opened the Jiangsu JITRI-Topsoe Joint R&D Center that will make advanced new...
October 30, 2019
3 minute read
How to reduce ammonia production cost with improved ammonia synthesis catalyst?
Using KM 111 in conjunction with our industry-leading catalyst KM1 increases the profitability of ammonia production through record high production levels as well as savings...
October 9, 2019
3 minute read
Grading innovation helps you deal with changing market requirements
Keeping on keeping you ahead Topsoe grading innovation keeps ahead of the market so that you can keep ahead in your operations, and deal with your specific challenges. The...
September 13, 2019
4 minute read
Price increase for substitute natural gas catalysts
Haldor Topsoe announces a 15% price increase of substitute natural gas catalysts, including GCC, MCR and PK catalysts, due to increases in raw material prices. The price...
September 9, 2019
Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant selects Topsoe as licensor for world-scale methanol plant
Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant has chosen Haldor Topsoe technology for a 5,400 tons-per-day methanol plant near Vladivostok in the Eastern part of Russia. China Chengda...
September 6, 2019
3 minute read
GTM ONE chooses Topsoe SynCOR™ technology for world-scale methanol plant in Volgograd
Haldor Topsoe, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and GTM ONE have signed a license agreement for the design, construction, and operation of a 3,000 tons-per-day...
August 29, 2019
2 minute read
Perdaman chooses SynCOR™ solution for world’s largest ammonia plant
With a planned capacity of 3,500 metric tons per day, the Perdaman plant will be the world’s largest single-line ammonia plant. It will also be the first to apply Haldor...
August 21, 2019
3 minute read
How to stay on top of hydroprocessing and why training is the way to go
Knowledge and knowledge sharing have been a part of Topsoe’s core identity since day one. We’ve been researching hydrotreating down to the atomic level since the early...
August 1, 2019
3 minute read
Topsoe to build demonstration plant to produce cost-competitive CO2-neutral methanol from biogas and green electricity
Haldor Topsoe will build a 10 kg/hour methanol plant to demonstrate the company’s electrified and extremely compact eSMR Methanol™ technology for cost-competitive production...
July 16, 2019
3 minute read
World’s only natural gas-to-gasoline plant in operation in Turkmenistan
The new plant monetizes Turkmenistan’s huge natural gas resources by producing 15,500 barrels per day of high-value gasoline. The plant is based on Haldor Topsoe’s advanced...
June 28, 2019
3 minute read
Great, greater, grading – reap the full benefits of challenging crudes
Processing renewable feedstocks and opportunity crudes can provide good commercial opportunities – or lead to significant revenue loss because of shorter cycle lengths and u...
June 18, 2019
6 minute read
Why not use connected services to train your junior plant staff?
People are the biggest asset in any business and the success of your company depends largely on them. It is especially important in the chemical industry – without...
June 13, 2019
2 minute read
How to avoid problems in your plant's operation with connected services?
Digitalization is on everybody’s lips these days and many companies are thinking what their digital strategy should be for the coming years. This is equally valid for both...
June 6, 2019
3 minute read
DeLille Oxygen Co. leases two eCOs™ units for cost-competitive onsite CO production
DeLille Oxygen Co. moves beyond tube trailer or cylinder supply of carbon monoxide (CO). The specialty gas company has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s eCOs™ solution for...
May 29, 2019
2 minute read
SkyNRG chooses Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology for Europe’s first sustainable aviation fuel plant
SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s world-leading technology for production of renewable diesel...
May 27, 2019
2 minute read
Article in Science: Extremely compact reactor has potential to reduce global CO2 emissions significantly
An article in the esteemed Science magazine suggests that as much as one percent of global CO2 emissions can be saved if electrified, and significantly more compact,...
May 24, 2019
3 minute read
New sulfur control solution cuts cost and supports environmental compliance in viscose manufacturing
Preferential Oxidation Catalysis – a new catalytic solution from Topsoe – has been industrially proven to effectively remove undesired hydrogen sulfide in lean off-gases...
May 7, 2019
3 minute read
Topsoe releases its 2018 Sustainability Report
The Sustainability Report 2018 provides an overview of Haldor Topsoe’s main sustainability initiatives, activities and achievements over the 2018 financial year. The report...
May 6, 2019
2 minute read
Topsoe scientist receives prestigious award
Stig Helveg has been honored with the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his profound accomplishments in electron microscopy advances in catalysis. ...
May 1, 2019
2 minute read
Shchekinoazot chooses Topsoe ammonia technology for new plant
United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant. Located in the Tula...
March 27, 2019
4 minute read
Manufacturing capabilities and data analysis make a powerful combination
Ongoing optimization Almost uniquely in this specialist field, Topsoe is in control of the entire value chain from development to manufacturing to gathering data/feedback...
March 21, 2019
4 minute read
Life before grading
40 years ago the whole game changed Simply put, there are two different eras in the specialist world of refinery hydroprocessing. Before 1979 – and after. So much has...
March 7, 2019
4 minute read
Haldor Topsoe launches ClearView® – a connected service for optimal plant performance in the chemical and refining industries – and announces alliance with Honeywell
ClearView® is a complete connected plant service that leverages the power of continuous upload of data to offer plant owners improved asset utilization, energy savings, and...
March 5, 2019
4 minute read
Ammonia can become the CO2-free fuel of the future
Today, ammonia is mostly known as an indispensable fertilizer ingredient. A new research project will now explore ammonia’s potential, both as a sustainable fuel and a good...
February 21, 2019
5 minute read
Braskem and Haldor Topsoe start up demo unit for developing renewable MEG
The mechanical completion of the innovative first process step of the demonstration plant is the first milestone to be achieved by Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s partnership to...
February 6, 2019
5 minute read
UCC Shchekinoazot confirmed guaranteed operation parameters of world’s first IMAP™ methanol and ammonia co-production plant
In December, UCC Shchekinoazot (Tula region, Russia) successfully completed a test run of their newly erected methanol and ammonia co-production unit based on Haldor...
January 28, 2019
5 minute read
The cathode material for next-generation lithium ion batteries is ready
The world needs better and cheaper rechargeable batteries to satisfy the demand for battery electric vehicles with longer range and more powerful cordless devices. A...
January 24, 2019
4 minute read
New trends and opportunities in hydrogen production
Hydrogen can be central for long-term storage of renewable electricity production and both fossil and renewable production routes for hydrogen will most probably grow in...
January 22, 2019
4 minute read
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe have signed contracts for license and engineering services for a methanol unit
Today, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe signed contracts for license and engineering services for a new methanol unit with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year. The...
January 14, 2019
2 minute read
Making next-generation renewable biofuels competitive
Biofuels are expected to play an important role in reducing our carbon footprint and make us independent of fossil fuel sources such as coal, oil and gas in the future. To...
December 19, 2018
3 minute read
How to comply with renewable fuel use requirements in the U.S. market
Every year, U.S. regulators define a quota for the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into gasoline and diesel for the domestic market. But how do refiners and...
December 11, 2018
2 minute read
NOVATEK Group selects Topsoe hydrogen technology for their first refinery
LLC NOVATEK – Ust-Luga has chosen the Haldor Topsoe Convection Reformer (HTCR) for hydrogen production at their refinery in Ust-Luga, Russia. The modular HTCR technology...
December 6, 2018
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe opens office in Indonesia
Topsoe opens an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to be closer to the customers and provide them with even faster services tailored to their needs. Indonesia’s demand for...
November 28, 2018
3 minute read
Maximizing diesel yield with catalytic dewaxing
Catalytic dewaxing is a process that ensures that oil products like diesel are liquid at the specific temperature ranges in which they are to be used in order to meet the...
November 8, 2018
5 minute read
Topsoe announces price increase for sulfuric acid catalysts
Due to the continued increase in raw material prices, especially for vanadium, Haldor Topsoe announces an increase in the price of the company’s sulfuric acid catalysts of...
September 21, 2018
1 minute read
Haldor Topsoe invests in Indian fertilizer plant
Topsoe has signed a shareholder agreement for a 11.7% stake in the Ramagundam fertilizer plant in Telangana, India, together with the Danish government-owned fund IFU and...
September 13, 2018
3 minute read
UCC Shchekinoazot launches methanol and ammonia co-production plant licensed by Haldor Topsoe
United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot inaugurated a methanol and ammonia co-production plant on September 7, 2018, in the Tula region of Russia. The new plant can produce...
September 11, 2018
2 minute read
Comply with emission standards without compromising on performance
A new, highly active catalyst offers sulfuric acid plant operators a significantly more effective way to achieve compliance with emissions standards without compromising on...
September 5, 2018
2 minute read
Anglo American Platinum chooses WSA for cost-efficient environmental compliance
Anglo American Platinum has signed a contract for Topsoe’s world-leading Wet gas Sulfuric Acid (WSA) sulfur emissions control technology for their platinum smelter facility...
August 27, 2018
2 minute read
Choosing high performance LTS catalyst for improved efficiency
In an increasingly competitive market, catalyst selection is of significant importance when it comes to optimizing performance in ammonia and hydrogen plants. By installing...
August 20, 2018
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe acquires full ownership of Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH
The transaction adds strong project development competencies to Topsoe’s market-leading portfolio of high-performance catalyst and proprietary technologies for the chemical...
August 15, 2018
2 minute read
New orders cement Topsoe’s leading position in ammonia in India
TechnipFMC has awarded Topsoe a contract for license and engineering of two 2,200 tons-per-day ammonia plants. The plants will be based on Topsoe’s world-leading ammonia...
August 3, 2018
3 minute read
Sinopec chooses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for Asia’s largest styrene-butadiene rubber emissions control project
Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Corporation has chosen Topsoe’s CATOX catalyst for cost-efficient control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) at their rubber plant in Zibo, China.
July 12, 2018
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe to deliver large-scale SynCOR Methanol™ plant for Baltic Gas Chemical Company
Baltic Gas Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and Haldor Topsoe have signed a tripartite license agreement for a methanol plant project in Ust-Luga,...
June 7, 2018
2 minute read
From science to dollars: Operando methodology
On the occasion of Dr. Topsøe’s birthday, here’s a story about how his approach to science is still alive and well in the company.
May 24, 2018
5 minute read
How can electrolysis of water help to produce fuel for your future car?
The simplest element of the periodic system and the most common atom in the universe is hydrogen. This abundant matter could very well be extremely important in humanity’s...
May 22, 2018
3 minute read
Further price increase for sulfuric acid catalysts
Effective today, Haldor Topsoe announces a further price increase on the company’s sulfuric acid catalysts. The increase is due to the rising price of raw materials.
May 9, 2018
How to efficiently produce chemicals from biomass using catalysis?
On the occasion of the first official World Creativity and Innovation Day, we asked Esben Taarning, R&D Director at Topsoe, about his innovative work within biochemicals and...
April 21, 2018
6 minute read
Price increase for hydroprocessing catalysts
Haldor Topsoe will introduce a general price increase on the TK series hydroprocessing catalysts, effective April 23, 2018. Prices will increase on most products in the TK...
April 20, 2018
SNOX™ sustainable emissions control technology enters the carbon black industry
Orion Engineered Carbons LLC has signed a contract for Topsoe’s sustainable flue gas cleaning technology, SNOX™. The contract has a value of a three digit million DKK amount.
April 12, 2018
2 minute read
Price increase for sulfuric acid catalysts
Haldor Topsoe increases prices for sulfuric acid catalysts with 0.40 euro per liter. The increase is driven by a substantial increase in the price of vanadium, which is a...
April 3, 2018
Let’s talk about water and Topsoe
On the occasion of ‘World Water Day’, March 22, we will share the story of how we reuse 88 percent of the process water in one of our production units.
March 22, 2018
3 minute read
Annual General Meeting 2018 in Haldor Topsoe A/S
Haldor Topsoe A/S held the Annual General Meeting of the company on March 20, 2018, at the company’s address at Haldor Topsøes Allé 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
March 20, 2018
1 minute read
Topsoe Annual Report 2017: Focus on consolidating the business
Continuing operations generated revenue of DKK 5,011 million, EBIT of DKK 595 million (equaling an EBIT margin of 12%), and net profit of DKK 403 million. The overall...
March 20, 2018
29 minute read
Annual general meeting of Haldor Topsoe A/S
Haldor Topsoe A/S’ shareholders are hereby invited for the annual general meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 15:50 at Haldor Topsøe A/S, Haldor Topsøes Allé...
March 5, 2018
1 minute read
Topsoe scientist honored with prestigious award
Topsoe’s Stig Helveg has received the award “EliteForsk” – a recognition of his outstanding work within electron microscopy that follows catalytic processes at the atomic...
March 1, 2018
3 minute read
Successful start-up of world’s largest wet gas sulfuric acid (WSA) plant
The WSA plant treats 131,000 tons of acid gas per year from a neighboring world-scale refinery in Huizhou, China. The patented WSA process converts more than 99.9% of the...
February 19, 2018
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe and JITRI found joint R&D company to accelerate development of innovative technologies for Chinese market
Joint company will focus on applied research and fast commercialization of new technologies. First development project aims to develop more cost-effective NCA batteries for...
February 15, 2018
3 minute read
Topsoe chosen as technology licensor of the world’s largest methanol facility
IGP Methanol LLC has awarded Haldor Topsoe a contract for engineering of a methanol plant that will produce 1.8 million tons per year, which is part of a planned complex...
January 30, 2018
2 minute read
Curiosity-driven research for the future
What Denmark is spending on publicly funded research at the moment is definitely too little, says Haldor Topsoe’s CEO, Bjerne S. Clausen. Haldor Topsoe devotes 10% of its...
January 25, 2018
3 minute read
Global executive joins top management in Topsoe
Amy Hebert becomes new member of the executive management at Haldor Topsoe A/S to further strengthen and develop the company’s position.
January 18, 2018
2 minute read
Refiners can make a sweet deal from sour fuel gas
An excess of very sour fuel gas can be the result when a refinery process heavy feedstocks into modern low-sulfur fuels. But refiners can in fact turn a profit from the...
November 20, 2017
2 minute read
Bio-based chemicals one step closer to commercial breakthrough
Braskem and Haldor Topsoe partner to validate the MOSAIK™ sugar-to-biochemicals solution for production of MEG (monoethylene glycol) in a demonstration plant. The new...
November 9, 2017
4 minute read
234 more family houses in Frederikssund will stay warm with Topsoe heat this winter
Thanks to the installment of a new condenser, Topsoe will not only provide more excess heat to the neighboring houses in Frederikssund, but also help reduce the CO2 emission...
November 6, 2017
1 minute read
New knowledge about copper-zeolite catalysts for diesel emissions control – get access to Topsoe’s Perspective published in Science
The active sites of a Cu-zeolite catalyst for diesel emissions control are not static, but are created and dissolved on the fly as the reaction proceeds.
September 11, 2017
2 minute read
Nature Communications publishes break-through scientific evidence: Nano-design can reduce air pollution
In the latest edition of the Nature Communications journal, Topsoe’s Stig Helveg shares scientific evidence that nano-designed titanium crystals can improve catalysts that...
August 22, 2017
2 minute read
Revenue and EBIT growth from continuing business – half-year results impacted by sale of business areas
Revenue and EBIT from Topsoe’s continuing business increased 5% and 8%, respectively, in the first half of 2017, when adjusting for one-time effects of restarted contracts in...
August 15, 2017
13 minute read
A low CAPEX path to higher profitability
     Delayed coking MARPOL regulations are creating uncertainty about how best to invest in conversion capacity to comply or shift production to more profitable products.
August 1, 2017
3 minute read
Make the most of what you have
     Feed stream management In the not-so distant past, crude oil prices were hitting records everyday worldwide as downstream operators saw their margins decrease. 
August 1, 2017
3 minute read
Upgrade heavy fuel oil to meet MARPOL regulations
     Atmospheric Residue De-Sulfurization (ARDS) The introduction of new MARPOL regulations is expected to have a major impact on demand patterns in our industry. While this...
August 1, 2017
3 minute read
Deal efficiently with soot from heavy fuel oil
     Soot and particulate removal Shipping, unlike land-based transportation, has not been subject to strict environmental regulations. It isn’t simply a question of whether...
August 1, 2017
3 minute read
A cleaner alternative to bunker fuel oil
     Conversion to methanol production The MARPOL legislation on bunker fuel for 2020 requires that sulfur emissions can be no higher than 0.5 wt% of the fuel used. Within...
August 1, 2017
3 minute read
A bold shift into high value products
     Slurry technology Thanks to MARPOL, refineries have more incentive than ever to exit the bunker fuel market and shift their production to lucrative products such as...
August 1, 2017
4 minute read
A lower cost option for increasing capacity
     Crude overflash hydrocracking One approach to reducing the dependency on the fuel oil market has been to revamp or install more conversion capacity in refineries. Such...
August 1, 2017
3 minute read
Handling increasing amounts of H2S
     Sulfur management In the race to achieve more and deeper desulfurization of fuel oil and other refinery products, the challenges faced by refineries are many. For some,...
August 1, 2017
7 minute read
Topsoe to help HMEL meet BS-VI fuel specification on fast track
Topsoe delivers a bundled technology solution of diesel hydrotreater unit and revamp of hydrogen generation facility. HMEL refinery will be revamped to deliver BS VI...
June 26, 2017
5 minute read
Topsoe sharpens focus, sells emissions control areas
Topsoe sells automotive and stationary DeNOx business areas to Umicore. Topsoe will increase focus on developing new sustainable solutions and expanding core business within...
June 20, 2017
4 minute read
How can refineries comply with stricter regulation of sulfur in fuels and emissions?
Refineries across the globe face tough challenges. On one hand, crude oil will contain more sulfur in the future. On the other hand, stricter environmental regulation demands...
May 17, 2017
3 minute read
Topsoe technology chosen for large Uzbek gas-to-liquids project
Topsoe’s synthesis gas technology has been chosen for OLTIN YO’L GTL – a 38,000 barrels per day gas-to-liquids (GTL) energy plant in Uzbekistan Topsoe will deliver...
May 9, 2017
2 minute read
New solution for high-purity landfill fuel gas for power plants
ENERGYneering Solutions Inc. signs first deal for Topsoe’s HiPerFuel™ landfill gas conditioning solution HiPerFuel™ will drive down operational costs and downtime for...
March 26, 2017
3 minute read
Topsoe Annual Report 2016: Significantly improved profitability in challenging markets
Revenue and EBIT reached an all-time high, revenue grew by 1%, and operating profit (EBIT) increasedby 48%. Revenue and EBIT were positively impacted by restarted contracts,...
March 21, 2017
11 minute read
New catalyst increase competition in FCC gasoline post-treatment
With only two well-established competing products on the global market, Haldor Topsoe’s HyOctaneTM now gives refiners a wider range of options for their next catalyst...
December 15, 2016
3 minute read
On-site carbon monoxide generation takes the next step
Haldor Topsoe’s eCOs is a new electrolysis cell technology that allows the safe, efficient, and cost-competitive production of carbon monoxide directly at the site of...
December 11, 2016
2 minute read
New HyBRIM™ catalyst boosts profitability of diesel and hydrocracking units
Refiners can look forward to longer cycle lengths, high-value products from low quality feed stocks, and increased volume swell with the latest HyBRIM™ nickel molybdenum...
November 22, 2016
1 minute read
Topsoe positions itself for growth in China
Topsoe’s new, state-of-the-art automotive catalyst plant in Tianjin ramps up production, while the automotive organization is restructured to better support the Company’s...
November 7, 2016
1 minute read
Haldor Topsoe sharpens customer focus
A more industry and customer focused organization was announced today by Haldor Topsoe. Business areas addressing the same industries have been merged into three business...
October 2, 2016
1 minute read
Haldor Topsoe celebrates opening of Tehran office
Today, Topsoe – a global technology, catalyst and services vendor to the petrochemical and refining industry – officially opened its offices in Tehran at a ceremony. With...
September 4, 2016
1 minute read
Increased profitability in first half of 2016
Revenue was DKK 2,836 million in the first half year of 2016, which is in line with the same period in 2015. EBIT was DKK 435 million, an increase of 105% compared to same...
August 11, 2016
7 minute read
Chairman of the Board Henrik Topsøe resigns due to illness
Vice Chairman Jeppe Christiansen becomes new Chairman of the Board of Haldor Topsoe A/S.
August 11, 2016
6 minute read
Groundbreaking Topsoe research on improved performance of methanol catalysts published in ‘Science’
Optimized use of zinc oxide in methanol catalysts can significantly increase yields in the important global methanol industry. A research team from Topsoe and Technical...
May 19, 2016
4 minute read
New catalyst produces sulfur-free CO2 from Icelandic geothermal facility
Icelandic geothermal power company HS Orka hf has signed a contract with Topsoe for a plant to transform excess CO2 into a commercial product. The plant is the first to use...
April 24, 2016
3 minute read
Annual General Meeting 2016 in Haldor Topsoe A/S
Haldor Topsoe A/S held the Annual General Meeting of the company on 31 March, 2016  at the company’s address at Haldor Topsøes Allé 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.The agenda of...
March 31, 2016
1 minute read
Topsoe Annual Report 2015: Results influenced by challenging market conditions, but market shares maintained
Revenue grew by 2%; however, adjusted for currency fluctuations, revenue dropped by 4% Operating profit (EBIT) was reduced by 11% Results did not meet growth ambitions, but...
March 30, 2016
11 minute read
Ammonia producers can make millions of dollars with world’s first commercial iron-free high shift catalyst
Topsoe’s SK-501 FlexTM high temperature shift catalyst lets ammonia producers choose to save on feedstock and energy or boost production by up to 5% with the same setup ...
February 29, 2016
3 minute read
Topsoe opens office in Tehran and celebrates new deal
Topsoe expects blooming petrochemical and refinery business in Iran Long-standing relations with Iranian companies can now be honored Deal for methanol plant has been...
February 3, 2016
2 minute read
Topsoe establishes R&D Center at Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics, China
Topsoe will select and fund R&D projects at Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics – China’s leading catalysis research institute and the world’s largest catalysis R&D...
January 31, 2016
2 minute read
New customer needs makes Topsoe downsize top management
The markets Haldor Topsoe operates in show a receding development these years. In spite of that – and in spite of intensified competition –Topsoe has managed to maintain its...
January 18, 2016
2 minute read
Topsoe technology supports new, large-scale U.S. methanol plant
Topsoe’s licensed technology chosen for Fairway Methanol LLC’s new methanol plant in Clear Lake, Texas Topsoe has delivered licensed process technology, basic engineering,...
December 21, 2015
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S expands the board of directors
The two new members bring important experience from innovative and successful technology-driven companies that will support Topsoe’s strategy and business development.
December 15, 2015
3 minute read
Topsoe technology chosen for billion-dollar fertilizer plant in Tanzania
First fertilizer plant in Tanzania expected to have huge effect on agriculture and economic development Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation has entered into a joint...
October 27, 2015
5 minute read
Topsoe and Tatarstan agree on scientific collaboration to develop petrochemical and chemical industries
Kazan, Russia, August 30, 2015 – The memorandums build on talks between Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and CEO of Haldor Topsoe A/S Bjerne S. Clausen, who in 2014...
August 29, 2015
3 minute read
Half year statement 2015
Market share maintained in a difficult first half year for Haldor Topsoe A/S A satisfactory 18% increase in catalyst revenue was not sufficient to counterbalance a...
August 12, 2015
8 minute read
Market share maintained in a difficult first half year for Haldor Topsoe A/S
A satisfactory 18% increase in catalyst revenue was not sufficient to counterbalance a significant decrease in technology revenue of 30%. Overall market share was maintained...
August 12, 2015
1 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S lowers guidance for 2015
Due to slow-down in order intake of technology projects influenced by a general downward trend on the global market for technology projects, Haldor Topsoe A/S is revising...
June 24, 2015
1 minute read
Topsoe supplies cathode material to world’s first sodium-ion powered vehicle. A milestone within rechargeable batteries
The world’s first sodium-ion powered vehicle, an e-bike, has been successfully demonstrated by the British battery technology company Faradion in collaboration with Williams...
May 14, 2015
2 minute read
Topsoe and Unifrax establish partnership to market improved ceramic catalytic filters to the industrial market
Unifrax I LLC (“Unifrax”), the Tonawanda, New York based manufacturer of specialty fiber products, and Haldor Topsoe A/S, a world leader in catalysis and related process...
April 21, 2015
4 minute read
Celebrating 75 years of excellence in catalysis
Today, 75 years ago a young Danish physicist named Haldor Topsøe established a new company based on catalysis. In 1940, catalysis was a little-used chemical process, but...
April 9, 2015
3 minute read
Annual General Meeting in Haldor 2015 Topsoe A/S
Haldor Topsoe A/S held the Annual General Meeting of the company on 27 March, 2015  at the company’s address at Nymøllevej 55, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
March 27, 2015
1 minute read
Haldor Topsoe and Ferrostaal to form joint venture
Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH combines project planning, project development and financing with worldwide leading technologies The joint venture will offer the...
March 26, 2015
3 minute read
Annual report 2014: Another year with solid progress for Topsoe
2014 was another good year for Haldor Topsoe A/S, both in terms of financial performance, overall R&D development and the progress made on a number of projects and...
March 26, 2015
7 minute read
Wood-based renewable diesel bio-refinery goes on-stream in Finland
In January the first wood-based bio-refinery producing renewable diesel began commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland, with technology from Topsoe. The renewable...
March 17, 2015
4 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S to publish 2014 annual report on March 27, 2015
Following approval from the Board of Directors, Haldor Topsoe A/S will publish its 2014 annual report on March 27, 2015, and  not  as previously communicated by the company on...
March 9, 2015
Haldor Topsoe signs contract for new fertilizer plant in Slovakia
Haldor Topsoe A/S has signed contracts with Technip and Duslo s.a. of Slovakia for a new ammonia plant that will be constructed adjacent to an existing fertilizer complex in...
February 19, 2015
3 minute read
Financing for Tianjin plant in place
Important milestone reached in Topsoe’s biggest investment ever.
February 9, 2015
1 minute read
Topsoe part of consortium to develop large-scale fertilizer plant in Tanzania
A consortium consisting of Haldor Topsoe A/S, the German company Ferrostaal Industrial Projects GmbH, and the Pakistani industrial enterprise Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd,...
February 2, 2015
5 minute read
Haldor Topsoe and FLSmidth join forces to market game changing catalytic filter bag technology
Haldor Topsoe A/S,  a world leader in catalysis,  and FLSmidth A/S, a leading supplier of equipment and services to the global cement and minerals industries, have signed a...
January 25, 2015
4 minute read
First ever large-scale demonstration biogas plant goes on-stream in Sweden with technology from Topsoe
One of Sweden’s leading energy companies, Göteborg Energi, recently announced that GoBiGas, the world’s first ever large-scale demonstration plant for the production of...
January 20, 2015
3 minute read
New portrait of Dr Haldor Topsøe revealed at Frederiksborg Castle
Yesterday, a newly painted portrait of Dr Haldor Topsøe was revealed at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød at a large-scale ceremony in one of the castle’s impressive rooms....
December 9, 2014
2 minute read
Topsoe wins the Danish Engineering Product Award 2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S has won the Danish Engineering Product Award 2014 (in Danish Ingeniørens Produktpris 2014) for its new ECO-Jet solution. The product is a newly developed...
November 27, 2014
3 minute read
Topsoe joins the ’Engineer the Future’ initiative
Haldor Topsoe is among the group of Danish companies, universities and organizations that have launched the ‘Engineer the Future’ campaign. The purpose of the initiative is...
November 18, 2014
1 minute read
Huineng SNG plant goes on-stream transforming coal into clean energy in China
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced that Huineng, a large-scale SNG (Substitute Natural Gas) plant, went successfully on-stream near the city of Ordos, located in Inner...
November 16, 2014
3 minute read
Topsoe researchers make breakthrough in refinery catalysis at the atomic level
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced the publication of a breakthrough study in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Angewandte Chemie. The research article, describes how...
September 25, 2014
4 minute read
Topsoe to design large-scale fertilizer plant with project partners in Turkmenistan
In collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Haldor Topsoe A/S has been selected for the design of a new ammonia plant for a major fertilizer project in...
September 1, 2014
2 minute read
Groundbreaking in Turkmenistan to build major plant for producing synthetic gasoline
Today, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ovadan-Depe near the capital of Ashgabad in Turkmenistan to launch the construction of a major plant focused on the conversion of...
August 25, 2014
2 minute read
Financial report for the first half of 2014
The results of the first half of 2014 for Haldor Topsoe A/S did not meet our growth expectations.Revenue decreased compared to first half of 2013 primarily due to postponed...
August 12, 2014
7 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S plans to close subsidiary
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced its plan to close Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S, a subsidiary company within the Topsoe group focused on the development and commercialization of...
August 11, 2014
2 minute read
Study published in Nature Materials: Topsoe takes a new quantum leap in understanding catalysis in action
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced the publication of a breakthrough study in Nature Materials, a monthly high-profile scientific journal focused on materials science and...
July 26, 2014
2 minute read
The Haldor Topsoe Chair in Catalysis and Chemical Process Technology
In order to specifically strengthen the efforts of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark to develop a leading position in the field of...
July 22, 2014
1 minute read
Topsoe lays foundation for future growth, Annual Report 2013
In 2013 Haldor Topsoe A/S achieved satisfactory financial results and made important progress in terms of the strategic initiatives the company has launched to pave the way...
July 9, 2014
4 minute read
Topsoe expands production site in Texas with new sulfuric acid catalyst production plant
Haldor Topsoe A/S recently opened a new plant at its production site in Bayport, Texas, which is currently the company’s second largest in the world. The new plant is devoted...
July 3, 2014
2 minute read
Topsoe takes first steps to establish automotive catalyst production in Brazil
Haldor Topsoe A/S is currently in the process of establishing a production facility in Brazil. The facility will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove dangerous...
June 25, 2014
2 minute read
Topsoe lays foundation for first ever integrated methanol and ammonia plant in Russia
On May 20, a foundation stone laying ceremony was held at the construction site of a new methanol ammonia co-production plant for the petrochemical company Shchekinoazot -...
June 1, 2014
3 minute read
Topsoe named winner of the 2014 World XTL award
During the World XTL 2014 summit, which was recently held in London, Haldor Topsoe A/S was announced as winner of the 2014 World XTL award at a gala dinner hosted by Oryx...
May 25, 2014
3 minute read
CEO of Topsoe appointed Honorary Doctor
On Friday May 9, Bjerne S. Clausen, CEO of Haldor Topsoe A/S, was appointed Honorary Doctor at the Technical University of Denmark’s (DTU) traditional Annual Commemoration...
May 20, 2014
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe signs investment agreement as part of Danish Queen’s state visit to China
At the invitation of the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping, Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness the Prince...
April 24, 2014
4 minute read
Ensuring optimal plant performance with ORYX GTL
Topsoe’s cooperation with ORYX GTL in Qatar is a story of ambitious goals, technical advances and shared determination.
March 27, 2014
8 minute read
Brimming with activity
Successful new HyBRIM™ catalysts enhance refinery performance and address a number of industry challenges.
March 26, 2014
7 minute read
New technology to clean the exhaust from ships
In 2014, Haldor Topsoe A/S and its Italian partner Ecospray Technologies S.r.l. launched a groundbreaking catalytic process technology called ECO-Jet that can significantly...
March 25, 2014
5 minute read
What is catalysis?
In popular terms, catalysis is a process that accelerates a chemical reaction which would otherwise be uselessly slow. Catalysis makes it possible to turn a great variety of...
March 24, 2014
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S expands catalyst plant in Frederikssund
On March 10 Haldor Topsoe A/S officially opened a large extension of the company’s catalyst plant in Frederikssund, Denmark. This plant and a plant in Houston, Texas,...
March 9, 2014
2 minute read
Topsoe invests in UK-based battery technology company Faradion
Haldor Topsoe A/S, a global market leader in catalysis and related process technologies, has recently acquired 18% of the shares in the battery technology company Faradion...
February 5, 2014
4 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S and European Investment Bank (EIB) sign agreement for DKK 560 million loan
Today Haldor Topsoe A/S has signed a DKK 560 million (EUR 75 million) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB).  
December 17, 2013
2 minute read
Topsoe board of directors approve capital investment to build catalyst plant in China
Haldor Topsoe A/S’ board of directors today approved the capital investment needed to carry out the construction that in two primary phases will establish a new automotive...
December 11, 2013
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe A/S rings the NASDAQ opening bell in New York
Earlier today, Haldor Topsoe A/S, a global market leader in catalysis and related process technologies, rang the NASDAQ stock market opening bell in New York. President and...
December 2, 2013
3 minute read
Henrik Topsøe wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013
On Thursday November 28, Chairman of the Board, Henrik Topsøe, was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 at an event held by Ernst Young. According to the jury, the...
November 28, 2013
4 minute read
World’s largest SNG plant goes on-stream in China with catalysts and process technology from Haldor Topsoe A/S
Today Haldor Topsoe A/S announced that Qinghua, the largest SNG (Substitute Natural Gas) plant ever built in the world was successfully started in the city of Yining, located...
October 27, 2013
3 minute read
Haldor Topsoe and E.ON to harness excess industrial heat
Haldor Topsoe A/S and E.ON, one of the world’s largest power and gas companies, have entered an agreement, where E.ON will utilize excess heat generated at Haldor Topsoe’s...
October 10, 2013
4 minute read
Lloyd’s Award 2013 presented to Haldor Topsøe
Dr. Haldor Topsøe has received the Lloyd’s Award 2013 posthumously for his long-standing achievements for the Danish business community. The award was presented at an event...
September 29, 2013
3 minute read
New steam reforming catalyst from Haldor Topsoe
Haldor Topsoe now offers a new alkali-promoted steam reforming catalyst, RK-400. RK-400 is engineered to provide consistently strong protection against unwanted carbon...
September 24, 2013
2 minute read
Haldor Topsoe maintains solid performance in first half of 2013
In the first half of 2013, Haldor Topsoe A/S maintained a solid performance level achieving profitability and growth rates in line with the company’s overall ambitions. The...
August 15, 2013
6 minute read
Corporate bonds issued by Haldor Topsoe A/S admitted to trading
The following corporate bonds issued by Haldor Topsoe A/S on June 17, 2013, have been admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX First North Bond Market (Copenhagen). DKK 500,000,000...
June 28, 2013
Annual report 2012
Annual report 2012:Topsoe delivers best result ever Haldor Topsoe A/S’s operating profit in 2012 was the best ever in the company’s history.
March 15, 2013
4 minute read
Topsoe's Annual report 2010
2010 was a satisfactory year with progress within most of our business areas. Our sales to the refinery sector were, however, still influenced by the repercussions of the...
March 28, 2011
11 minute read
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