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Haldor Topsoe and JITRI found joint R&D company to accelerate development of innovative technologies for Chinese market

15.02.2018
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

30.01.2018
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

25.01.2018
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

18.01.2018
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

20.11.2017
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

09.11.2017
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. LEAP5™ catalysts feature a high content of vanadium in the active oxidation state V(V) which results in much higher catalytic activity.

Bio-based chemicals one step closer to commercial breakthrough

09.11.2017
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

06.11.2017
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

11.09.2017
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

22.08.2017
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

15.08.2017
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

01.08.2017
     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

01.08.2017
     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

01.08.2017
     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

01.08.2017
     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

01.08.2017
     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

01.08.2017
     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.

A bold shift into high value products

01.08.2017
     Slurry technology Thanks to MARPOL, refineries have more incentive than ever to exit the bunker fuel market and shift their production to lucrative products such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

A lower cost option for increasing capacity

01.08.2017
     Crude overflash hydrocracking One approach to reducing the dependency on the fuel oil market has been to revamp or install more conversion capacity in refineries. Such projects have been an extremely cost-effective way for a refinery to shift its product slate.

Handling increasing amounts of H2S

01.08.2017
     Sulfur management In the race to achieve more and deeper desulfurization of fuel oil and other refinery products, the challenges faced by refineries are many. For some, the issue is capacity. Existing H2S gas treatment facilities such as Claus plants may not have sufficient capacity to treat additional H2S gas. In other cases, refiners need...