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Video: Cepsa - a transition story
A transition story: from refineries to energy parks Imagine a leap to the year 2050. The refineries, we know today, will have undergone a remarkable transformation to meet...
July 17, 2024
4 minute read
Refineries of Tomorrow: A vision of flexibility and innovation
The refinery industry has long been marked by its adaptability in the face of shifting regulations and market demands. As the energy transition conversation and...
July 4, 2024
7 minute read
Tackling decarbonization of US industry with solutions at hand
The urgent and collective action required from the public and private sectors to tackle the climate crisis and reach net zero requires little introduction. In the US, 2023...
June 5, 2024
9 minute read
Video: Montana Renewables converts extra refinery capacity to SAF production
Bruce Fleming, CEO of Montana Renewables, explains how the Great Falls-based refinery became the largest sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer in the Western Hemisphere....
April 23, 2024
1 minute read
Co-processing can be an economical SAF pathway – but refineries face differing costs
By introducing renewable feedstocks directly into existing diesel hydrotreaters, refineries can produce a combination of renewable and fossil diesel, reducing CO2 emissions...
April 15, 2024
4 minute read
Navigating the routes to decarbonized shipping
Shipping is the backbone of global trade, with over 100,000 large cargo vessels transporting 80-90% of all internationally traded goods globally. The vast majority of these...
March 25, 2024
10 minute read
Topsoe reaches new milestone: SOEC demo reveals strong results
After three months of rigorous testing, Topsoe is ready to unveil the first batch of results from their SOEC test center. The demo, involving 12 stacks and 1200 cells, has...
March 20, 2024
15 minute read
Energy Enablers podcast: Understanding ammonia in shipping
With greater attention falling on the use of aviation for travel and the movement of goods, the shipping sector has escaped a lot of scrutiny. This is changing fast, however,...
March 19, 2024
1 minute read
Joint venture will take SAF further, faster in the race to decarbonize aviation
In 2023, Topsoe signed a landmark agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture with global energy leader Sasol. The new company will be operational in Q1 2024 and will...
March 4, 2024
3 minute read
Catalysts: At the core of efficient industrial processes
Catalysts are the unsung heroes of the industrial world, playing a pivotal role in accelerating chemical reactions, controlling selectivity, and reducing energy requirements....
March 4, 2024
4 minute read
Setting sail for Europe’s largest e-methanol facility
“Topsoe has been part of the FlagshipONE journey for a long time. The combination of world-class products and deep knowledge of the project made the company an easy choice as...
March 4, 2024
3 minute read
Biofuels Trends: A 2024 Outlook
SAF production growth, which is supported by new mandates in the EU and Japan (more Asian countries are also likely issue mandates over the coming period), is the strongest...
February 13, 2024
5 minute read
e-SAF offers much promise within Sustainable Aviation Fuels
This article first appeared in Sustainable Aviation Futures and is reproduced with their kind permission. The aviation industry is embarking on a strong growth journey...
February 5, 2024
7 minute read
These projects prove partnership is key to scaling net zero technology
With the current carbon emission curve, the world is headed for a global warming temperature rise of 2.9°C above pre-industrial levels. The window to carve a pathway for...
January 11, 2024
6 minute read
COP28: Now it's time for action
Going into COP28, the backdrop was the harsh reality reported by UNEP, stressing that current climate pledges would not achieve anywhere near limiting global warming to 1.5C.
December 21, 2023
3 minute read
Why green hydrogen could play a major role in powering our sustainable future
Hydrogen, the simplest and most abundant element in the universe, has the potential to be the fuel of the future. It's an energy carrier that can store and deliver energy in...
December 7, 2023
5 minute read
Time is running out for 1.5°C - let’s do the hard part
We’re halfway between the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement and the key target year 2030. It’s clear from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and United Nations’ (UN) new...
November 27, 2023
8 minute read
Do clear skies or stiff headwinds lie ahead as SAF heads for a major takeoff?
This article was first published in Biofuels International and is republished with their kind permission.The aviation industry is embarking on a strong growth journey...
November 27, 2023
10 minute read
Your guide to electrolysis: the tech behind the green hydrogen revolution
In an era marked by growing environmental concerns and the urgent need to transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, electrolysis has emerged as a...
November 17, 2023
5 minute read
Power-to-X: A key component in the global energy transition
Renewable energy from wind turbines and solar is key to decarbonizing everything we can electrify directly - but electrification is not a feasible solution for all the...
November 17, 2023
5 minute read
Fuelling net-zero aviation with SkyNRG
Aviation is on a mission to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. That means switching to sustainable fuels, not just in the medium to long term, but now. Our technology creates...
August 29, 2023
3 minute read
Clearing the runway for SAF takeoff – is existing legislation enough?
In 2022, the entire amount of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced was 300,000m³ – just a small fraction of the estimated production capacity needed by 2050 if the...
August 28, 2023
11 minute read
Feedstuck? Resolving Short- and Long-Term Feedstock Issues in SAF Production via Hydroprocessing
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is considered one of the essential ways to decarbonize the aviation industry. SAF produced via hydroprocessing can be generated from various...
August 22, 2023
5 minute read
Accelerating the energy transition with First Ammonia
Green ammonia is crucial for a green future. It’s a reliable source of power but producing it calls for electrolysis on a huge scale. Our revolutionary electrolyzers can...
July 13, 2023
4 minute read
Lower-Emission air travel is in SAF hands
The aviation industry is facing its own set of decarbonization challenges. Prioritising Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production can make a big difference but only with a...
July 4, 2023
7 minute read
eJet potential is big but it needs more renewable energy & CO2 sources
If we want eJet fuel to step into the SAF conversation big time as a productive pathway -and we do - what needs to happen and what do producers need to consider? asks Sandra...
June 27, 2023
6 minute read
FORESIGHT Magazine Interviews Topsoe's Sylvain Verdier on Advancing Sustainable Aviation Fuel
FORESIGHT Climate & Energy's Energy Enablers podcast sheds light on the individuals and companies driving the transition to a decarbonized economy. In a recent episode,...
June 26, 2023
1 minute read
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 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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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