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Topsoe Blog

Article in Science: Extremely compact reactor has potential to reduce global CO2 emissions significantly

24.05.2019
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, technology is applied across the chemical industry. The groundbreaking technology from Haldor Topsoe produces synthesis gas (syngas), an essential building block in the production of...

Haldor Topsoe launches ClearView™ Hydrogen – a connected service for more reliability in hydrogen plants

14.05.2019
ClearView™ Hydrogen 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 less unplanned downtime. Based on a stream of comprehensive data from the plant, modelling and analytical software proactively alerts plant personnel of operational...

New sulfur control solution cuts cost and supports environmental compliance in viscose manufacturing

07.05.2019
Preferential Oxidation Catalysis – a new catalytic solution from Topsoe – has been industrially proven to effectively remove undesired hydrogen sulfide in lean off-gases from viscose production at a significantly lower cost than traditional scrubbers. The solution removes hydrogen sulfide from emissions as sulfur which can be made into sulfuric...

Topsoe releases its 2018 Sustainability Report

06.05.2019
The Sustainability Report 2018 provides an overview of Haldor Topsoe’s main sustainability initiatives, activities and achievements over the 2018 financial year. The report covers how Topsoe is acting responsibly in all aspects of the business to ensure that its solutions as well as its conduct is economically and socially sustainable.

Topsoe scientist receives prestigious award

01.05.2019
Stig Helveg has been honored with the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his profound accomplishments in electron microscopy advances in catalysis. Topsoe scientist Stig Helveg has received the prestigious 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his pioneering work on atomic-scale transmission electron...

Shchekinoazot chooses Topsoe ammonia technology for new plant

27.03.2019
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 region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 1,500 tons of ammonia per day and 2,000 tons of urea per day. “This project will ensure the qualitative development of the...

Topsoe Annual Report 2018: Growth and strong results

26.03.2019
Revenue increased by 12% to DKK 5,617 million Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) increased by 19% to DKK 708 million Profit from continuing operations increased by 25% to DKK 507 million Cash flow from operating activities was DKK 1.2 billion Continuing operations DKK million 2018 2017 Change 2017-2018 Revenue 5,617 5,011  12% EBITDA 964 852...

Manufacturing capabilities and data analysis make a powerful combination

21.03.2019
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 directly from the customers and to subsequent improvement. In the specialist world of reactor grading, we’re a one-stop shop for manufacturing, analysis and optimization.

Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S sells minority stake to Temasek

12.03.2019
Today, Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S and Temasek have signed an agreement for Temasek to purchase 30 percent of the shares in Haldor Topsoe A/S. Closing of the agreement is expected later this year. Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S, which is 100% owned by the Topsøe family, will remain the long-term majority shareholder.

Life before grading

07.03.2019
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 changed since that fork-in-the-road year that many of the current (and future) generations of engineers probably aren’t aware of how much Topsoe’s introduction of active grading...

Haldor Topsoe launches ClearView™ – a breakthrough connected service for optimal plant performance in the chemical and refining industries – and announces alliance with Honeywell

05.03.2019
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 less unplanned downtime. Based on a stream of comprehensive data from the plant, modelling and analytical software continually suggests optimization opportunities and...

Ammonia can become the CO2-free fuel of the future

21.02.2019
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 solution for “storing” green power from wind and sun.

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe start up demo unit for developing renewable MEG

06.02.2019
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 validate the MOSAIK™ sugar-to-biochemicals solution for production of cost-competitive bio-based MEG (monoethylene glycol). Currently, MEG is made from fossil-based...

UCC Shchekinoazot confirmed guaranteed operation parameters of world’s first IMAP™ methanol and ammonia co-production plant

28.01.2019
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 Topsoe’s IMAP Methanol+™ process. Production capacity is 450,000 tons of methanol and 135,000 tons of ammonia per year. The plant is the first greenfield project in the world to be...

The cathode material for next-generation lithium ion batteries is ready

24.01.2019
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 potential solution is high voltage Lithium-Nickel-Manganese Oxide (LNMO) cathode material in next-generation batteries.

New trends and opportunities in hydrogen production

22.01.2019
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 parallel. Hybrid solutions can be a stepping stone for integration of electrolysis and renewable solutions into large-scale production.

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe have signed contracts for license and engineering services for a methanol unit

14.01.2019
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 signing ceremony took place in TAIF headquarters.

Making next-generation renewable biofuels competitive

19.12.2018
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 make the change, it is crucial that we are able to produce sustainable renewable fuels at a price that can compete with that of fossil fuels. Exactly that is the goal of a very...

How to comply with renewable fuel use requirements in the U.S. market

11.12.2018
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 importers who do not produce biofuels live up to the requirements?

NOVATEK Group selects Topsoe hydrogen technology for their first refinery

06.12.2018
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 lived up to NOVATEK’s strict requirements for minimal water consumption, small footprint, and fast delivery. Topsoe will deliver license, basic and detailed engineering, all...