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November 20, 2023

Topsoe receives the Honorary Award at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, has been announced as the receiver of this year’s Honorary Award at the Danish EY Entrepreneur Of The Year event.

According to the jury, the award was given on the background of Topsoe’s innovative solutions in Power-to-X, our catalytic technology, and impact on the energy transition as well as a sustainability strategy that covers the entire value chain.

Partner at EY and director of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, Søren Smedegaard Hvid, said:
"This is both a tribute to the family's commitment and leadership over the years, to the company's development, and to Jakob Haldor Topsøe's active contribution to the surrounding society - and not least to the company's contribution to the green transition. Topsoe is a role model in several areas for other Danish companies.”

Vice-chairman of the Topsoe Board, and Chairman of Topsoe Holding, Jakob Haldor Topsøe said:
“I am proud, on behalf of the company and the family, to receive this great recognition of our positive contribution to society. Ever since my grandfather founded the company in 1940, the purpose has been to find solutions to some of society's biggest challenges. Today, our focus is on the climate crisis, which we will do our best to help solve by developing and upscaling new technologies and solutions, that are based on decades of scientific research.”

The Honorary Award of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is revealed as a prelude to the grand national final, which will be held on November 23 in Copenhagen.

EY's press release on the Honorary Award can be read here (in Danish).

About the Honorary Award
The Honorary Award, which is being presented for the ninth time this year, focuses on Danish family-owned businesses whose contributions to Danish business and culture are unique. The Honorary Award honors those companies and their owners who, with many years of impressive commitment, have gained recognition through high standards.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a unique program that was established nearly 40 years ago, and now operates in more than 60 countries.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year has been held in Denmark for more than 25 years. It recognizes the impact of creators and innovators who lead successful businesses with purpose, vision and entrepreneurial spirit at a series of events around the country.

In addition to the awarding of the Honorary Award and the winner of the year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, winners are also announced in the categories of Export and Globalization, ESG, Life Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship - Future Impact, Startup/Scaleup, and TECH at the national finals.

About Topsoe 
Topsoe is a leading global provider of technology and solutions for the energy transition. We combat climate change by helping our customers and partners achieve their decarbonization and emission reduction goals.

Based on decades of scientific research and innovation, we offer world-leading solutions for transforming renewable resources into fuels and chemicals for a sustainable world, and for efficient and low-carbon fuel production and clean air.

We were founded in 1940 and are headquartered in Denmark, with over 2,800 employees serving customers all around the globe. To learn more, visit

For more information, please contact:
Ulrik Frøhlke, Media Relations Manager
Phone: +45 27 77 99 68 

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