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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 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby. 

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 scale as they happen.

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 sulfur in the off-gases into commercial grade sulfuric acid. Since 2000, Topsoe has sold 68 WSA plants in China, of which 54 are already on stream. Bestgrand Chemical Group has...

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 electric cars. The company will also function as a test facility for Topsoe’s Chinese customers within hydroprocessing and emissions management (catalytic filtration). Haldor...

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 with a total production capacity of 7.2 million tons per year. Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol™ technology will be at the core of the project. IGP plans to construct four identical...

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 turnover to research.

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.

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 additional fuel gas and even reduce sulfur emissions with fuel gas hydrotreatment.

Compliance without compromise for sulfuric acid plants

A new, highly active catalyst offers sulfuric acid plant operators a significantly more effective way to achieve compliance with emissions standards without compromising on performance. The LEAP5™ catalyst was introduced by Haldor Topsoe at the Sulphur 2017 conference.

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 partnership accelerates the development of the MOSAIK™ solution that forms the basis for a growing portfolio of bio-based chemicals produced through patented processes. MEG is a key...

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 from the district heating plant.

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.