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Topsoe Blog

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.

World’s only natural gas-to-gasoline plant in operation in Turkmenistan

28.06.2019
The new plant monetizes Turkmenistan’s huge natural gas resources by producing 15,500 barrels per day of high-value gasoline. The plant is based on Haldor Topsoe’s advanced TIGAS™ technology and is the only one of its kind in the world. Production of gasoline from natural gas is an attractive option in areas with abundant gas resources, and...

Great, greater, grading – reap the full benefits of challenging crudes

18.06.2019
Processing renewable feedstocks and opportunity crudes can provide good commercial opportunities – or lead to significant revenue loss because of shorter cycle lengths and unplanned shutdowns. To stay clear of the risks and reap the benefits, refiners must arm themselves with the best grading solutions out there.

Why not use connected services to train your junior plant staff?

13.06.2019
People are the biggest asset in any business and the success of your company depends largely on them. It is especially important in the chemical industry – without knowledgeable engineers and operators you risk costly downtime, and it can be a real challenge these days with senior plant personnel retiring and faster job rotation of younger...

How to avoid problems in your plant's operation with connected services?

06.06.2019
Digitalization is on everybody’s lips these days and many companies are thinking what their digital strategy should be for the coming years. This is equally valid for both Topsoe and our customers. It can be quite overwhelming to get a clear overview of the possibilities and sort out between real offerings and futuristic promises. What is relevant...

DeLille Oxygen Co. leases two eCOs™ units for cost-competitive onsite CO production

29.05.2019
DeLille Oxygen Co. moves beyond tube trailer or cylinder supply of carbon monoxide (CO). The specialty gas company has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s eCOs™ solution for cost-competitive onsite production of ultra-high-purity CO for a customer in the isotopes labeling industry. eCOs™ is a fully automated and flexible onsite solution, delivering CO to the...

SkyNRG chooses Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology for Europe’s first sustainable aviation fuel plant

27.05.2019
SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s world-leading technology for production of renewable diesel and jet fuel for their planned facility at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. SAF will be supplied directly to aircraft at the nearby airport. As a strategic partner, KLM Royal Dutch...

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...