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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.

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 reduce air pollution. The optimized titanium oxide crystals boost the reactivity of vanadium oxide in their vicinity. This discovery was made by Topsoe in collaboration with the...

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 2016. The financial results were significantly impacted by Haldor Topsoe’s recent divestment of its emissions control business areas which involved a total estimated loss of...

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.

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. 

A cost effective way to convert sulfur compounds from oils

     Hydrogen technology – Steam reforming hydrocarbons Treating fuel oils to meet the strict MARPOL sulfur regulations 2020 will require hydrogen. It is by far the most economical way to convert the sulfur compounds found in oil. When this organic sulfur is converted to H2S, it can be processed into commercial grade sulfuric acid or elemental...

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 will present challenges to refineries, it will also create opportunities for those companies who optimize assets.

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 or not companies were prepared to pay for technology improvements to reduce emissions. In fact, the technology was simply not available.  

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 these parameters, methanol is emerging as an alternative to bunker fuel because it’s clean and contains no sulfur or NOx and is soot-free.

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 gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

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 projects have been an extremely cost-effective way for a refinery to shift its product slate.

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, the issue is capacity. Existing H2S gas treatment facilities such as Claus plants may not have sufficient capacity to treat additional H2S gas. In other cases, refiners need...

Are you MARPOL ready?

     NOx reduction On January 1, 2016, a new era for the marine NOx emission reduction industry began. As the first in the world, the US coast became an IMO Tier III NOx Emission Control Area (NECA). NECAs will expand around the world in the near future, raising the bar for shipping companies as more than 50% of all new ocean-going vessels will be...

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 (equivalent Euro VI) fuel specifications under BS-VI Fuel Quality Project BS-VI Fuel Quality Project is planned to be commissioned within just 36 months. Indian refinery company...

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 catalysts and technology for the petrochemical industry and refineries. The contract value is DKK 900 million plus an earn-out. Today, Topsoe announced that it has sold its...

Can splitting water make hydrogen the energy carrier of the future?

A new paper from University of Houston describes a cheap and effective electrocatalyst that can help split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen burns very clean and is often mentioned as a potential energy carrier of the future. That’s probably the reason why the news from Houston sparked a huge debate on Reddit and inspired many comments...

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 significantly lower sulfur content in fuels (Euro V, Euro VI, MARPOL regulations) and emissions to the atmosphere. So what can refineries do to comply – without their whole...

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, reduced cost base, and increased revenue from technology sales. On the other hand, revenue was negatively affected by low raw material prices. Despite difficult market...

Nano-design will reduce smog

By optimizing titanium dioxide nanoparticles, researchers aim to improve the efficiency of catalysts used for cleaning off-gases from engines, industry, and power plants by 30%. This will significantly enhance companies’ ability to meet strict environmental regulations.

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 replacement in their FCC gasoline post-treatment unit. The new catalyst series is industrially proven to provide ultra-low levels of sulfur, while keeping octane numbers high.

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