Haldor Topsoe and Acron sign memorandum of understanding to develop green technologies
- Haldor Topsoe and Acron Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of jointly working within green technologies area.
- The MoU includes initiatives within joint development of technologies aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (СО2 and N2O) at the existing production sites of Acron Group and development of promising projects for new products with minimum environmental impact.
- Acron Engineering, a Russian engineering research center, which is a part of Acron Group, will be engaged in the work.
Aleksandr Popov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Acron PJSC, says: “Acron Group continues to introduce the ESG principles to the production operations of its facilities. We are happy to partner with Topsoe, the recognized technology leader in the industry. We expect our cooperation to result in break-through solutions in green technology use, which will reduce the environmental load and improve the overall eco-efficiency of the Group’s facilities.”
“We are excited by Acron’s commitment to join pioneers in practical discovering of green technologies capabilities. I believe, together we will find the most efficient and advanced solutions that could be implemented on Acron’s facilities to minimize greenhouse gas emission and to contribute into sustainable development of industry in Russia,” says Roeland Baan, CEO, Haldor Topsoe.
Topsoe is already engaged in several projects to produce green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and efuels. With the highly efficient SOEC electrolysis technology and decades of experience as a world-leading technology provider within ammonia, methanol, gasoline, jet-fuel, diesel, and hydrogen, Topsoe is one of the very few companies that can deliver insights, technology and catalysts along the entire value chain for low carbon emission fuels and chemicals.
About Acron Group
Acron Group is one of the leading vertically integrated mineral fertilizer producers in Russia and globally. The Group’s chemical production facilities are located in Veliky Novgorod (Acron PJSC) and Smolensk Region (Dorogobuzh PJSC). The Group mines its own phosphate raw material in Murmansk Region (NWPC JSC) and develops a potassium salt deposit in Perm Krai (VKK JSC). It also has its own transportation and logistics infrastructure including three Baltic Sea transshipment port terminals and distribution networks in Russia and China. Acron PJSC subsidiary, North Atlantic Potash Inc. (NAP), holds mining licenses and exploration permits for 10 areas of Prairie Evaporite potassium salt deposit in Saskatchewan, Canada. Acron also holds a minority stake (19.8 %) in Grupa Azoty S.A. (Poland), one of the leading chemical producers in Europe. In 2020, the Group’s sales amounted to 7.8 mn tons of the main product. Acron products were supplied to 74 countries. The Group’s main markets are Russia, Brazil, Europe, and the USA. Acron Group has over 11,000 employees. www.acron.ru.
About Haldor Topsoe
Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. www.topsoe.com.
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