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Roeland Baan new CEO of Haldor Topsoe A/S

07.02.2020
Today, the Board of Directors of Haldor Topsoe A/S has announced the appointment of Roeland Baan as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of June 1, 2020. Roeland Baan takes over from Bjerne S. Clausen who will retire in June after more than 40 years with the company, including more than 8 years as CEO. 

HollyFrontier opts for Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ solution to reduce cost of compliance with renewable fuels blending requirements

29.01.2020
HollyFrontier has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ sustainable renewable fuel technology to produce extremely clean renewable diesel from various feedstocks The large renewable diesel unit will be located at HollyFrontier’s Artesia refinery in New Mexico.

Why Chevron chose Topsoe Furnace Manager for safe operation of world-scale hydrogen plants

28.01.2020
Large, complex fireboxes in world-scale steam methane reformers (SMR) represent safety challenges such as personnel safety while interfacing.

Gaz Sintez chooses SynCOR Methanol™ for plant near Saint Petersburg, Russia

22.01.2020
Gaz Sintez has nominated Haldor Topsoe as licensor of its methanol plant in the Leningrad Region, Russia. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons per year of АА grade methanol based on Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol™ technology.

World’s largest ATR-based methanol plant has been put into successful operation

14.01.2020
Based on Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol™ solution, the plant has a methanol production capacity of 5225 tons per day (MTPD). Since the startup in June, methanol production has progressed as planned and all performance targets have been met.

Topsoe and UNLEASH – creating solutions for a more sustainable world

20.12.2019
Get the video report from an international think-tank of 1000 global top talents. Three Haldor Topsoe employees joined them to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Haldor Topsoe and Sasol unite to offer customers single-point licenses for proven gas-to-liquids solutions

02.12.2019
Sasol and Haldor Topsoe, two of the global leaders in gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, have entered into a collaboration agreement to offer single-point licensing of proven and bankable GTL solutions to produce diesel, kerosene and naphtha from natural gas. The Sasol-Topsoe partnership is a response to growing worldwide demand for efficient...

Haldor Topsoe wins the 2019 IChemE Oil and Gas Global Award for its TIGAS™ gas-to-gasoline technology

11.11.2019
Members of the Topsoe TIGAS™ technology team received the prestigious 2019 IChemE Global Award in the category ‘Oil & Gas’ at a black-tie event in Hull, UK, on Thursday evening, November 7. With TIGAS™, Haldor Topsoe is the only single company in the world that offers an end-to-end gas-to-gasoline solution, including license, basic engineering,...

Haldor Topsoe, JITRI and Suzhou High-Speed Railway New Town open joint R&D company to accelerate development of innovative technologies for Chinese market

30.10.2019
At an official ceremony yesterday, Haldor Topsoe, JITRI, and Suzhou Xiangcheng district opened the Jiangsu JITRI-Topsoe Joint R&D Center that will make advanced new technologies and services available for customers in China and the Jiangsu Province. Topsoe is fully dedicated to Chinese growth and offers world-leading technologies and services...

How to reduce ammonia production cost with improved ammonia synthesis catalyst?

09.10.2019
Using KM 111 in conjunction with our industry-leading catalyst KM1 increases the profitability of ammonia production through record high production levels as well as savings in energy consumption.

Grading innovation helps you deal with changing market requirements

13.09.2019
Keeping on keeping you ahead Topsoe grading innovation keeps ahead of the market so that you can keep ahead in your operations, and deal with your specific challenges. The playing field is changing all the time. It’s an ongoing process of continuous groundbreaking research and engineering innovation, not least because market requirements and...

Price increase for substitute natural gas catalysts

09.09.2019
Haldor Topsoe announces a 15% price increase of substitute natural gas catalysts, including GCC, MCR and PK catalysts, due to increases in raw material prices. The price adjustment will take effect immediately.

Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant selects Topsoe as licensor for world-scale methanol plant

06.09.2019
Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant has chosen Haldor Topsoe technology for a 5,400 tons-per-day methanol plant near Vladivostok in the Eastern part of Russia. China Chengda Engineering Co., LTD, has been chosen for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). Topsoe will provide license, basic engineering, catalysts, and proprietary hardware...

GTM ONE chooses Topsoe SynCOR™ technology for world-scale methanol plant in Volgograd

29.08.2019
Haldor Topsoe, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and GTM ONE have signed a license agreement for the design, construction, and operation of a 3,000 tons-per-day methanol plant based on Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol™ technology. The plant will be erected at the Khimprom site in Volgograd, Russia.

Grading is great - overgrading is not

23.08.2019
Getting the most out of what you’ve got Grading is all about getting the most out of the all-important bulk catalyst in your reactor setup. The right grading configuration is the most effective “preventive measure” and the ultimate adjustment knob. It’s a question of balance, of exploiting the full effectiveness of the bulk catalyst you’re using,...

Perdaman chooses SynCOR™ solution for world’s largest ammonia plant

21.08.2019
With a planned capacity of 3,500 metric tons per day, the Perdaman plant will be the world’s largest single-line ammonia plant. It will also be the first to apply Haldor Topsoe’s cutting-edge technology for large-scale ammonia production, SynCOR Ammonia™, that significantly reduces energy consumption and operational costs. The three-year...

Topsoe’s revenue increased by 5%, while adjusted operating profit was up by 27%

08.08.2019
In the first half of 2019, revenue increased by 5% to DKK 2,757 million compared to the first half of 2018, while EBIT increased by 50% to DKK 440 million. When adjusting for special items, EBIT increased by 27% to DKK 375 million. The order backlog at June 30, 2019, was DKK 4,332 million, an increase of 33% compared to June 30, 2018. The...

How to stay on top of hydroprocessing and why training is the way to go

01.08.2019
Knowledge and knowledge sharing have been a part of Topsoe’s core identity since day one. We’ve been researching hydrotreating down to the atomic level since the early seventies, and in the mid-nineties, we expanded the hydroprocessing portfolio to also include hydrocracking. As our expertise grew, we’ve been creating more and more opportunities...

Topsoe to build demonstration plant to produce cost-competitive CO2-neutral methanol from biogas and green electricity

16.07.2019
Haldor Topsoe will build a 10 kg/hour methanol plant to demonstrate the company’s electrified and extremely compact eSMR Methanol™ technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable methanol from biogas. The eSMR Methanol™ technology exploits the full carbon potential of biogas by utilizing the 40% CO2 content which is routinely separated...

Closing of the agreement for Temasek to buy 30% of the shares in Haldor Topsoe A/S from Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S and new members of the Board of Directors of Haldor Topsoe A/S

03.07.2019
Today, the agreement, announced on March 12, 2019, between Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S and Temasek for Temasek to purchase 30 percent of the shares in Haldor Topsoe A/S has been formally closed. Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S will remain the long-term majority shareholder.