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Topsoe Blog

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...

Topsoe to help HMEL meet BS-VI fuel specification on fast track

26.06.2017
Topsoe delivers a bundled technology solution of diesel hydrotreater unit and revamp of hydrogen generation facility. HMEL refinery will be revamped to deliver BS VI (equivalent Euro VI) fuel specifications under BS-VI Fuel Quality Project BS-VI Fuel Quality Project is planned to be commissioned within just 36 months. Indian refinery company...

Topsoe sharpens focus, sells emissions control areas

20.06.2017
Topsoe sells automotive and stationary DeNOx business areas to Umicore. Topsoe will increase focus on developing new sustainable solutions and expanding core business within catalysts and technology for the petrochemical industry and refineries. The contract value is DKK 900 million plus an earn-out. Today, Topsoe announced that it has sold its...

How can refineries comply with stricter regulation of sulfur in fuels and emissions?

17.05.2017
Refineries across the globe face tough challenges. On one hand, crude oil will contain more sulfur in the future. On the other hand, stricter environmental regulation demands significantly lower sulfur content in fuels (Euro V, Euro VI, MARPOL regulations) and emissions to the atmosphere. So what can refineries do to comply – without their whole...

Topsoe technology chosen for large Uzbek gas-to-liquids project

10.05.2017
Topsoe’s synthesis gas technology has been chosen for OLTIN YO’L GTL – a 38,000 barrels per day gas-to-liquids (GTL) energy plant in Uzbekistan Topsoe will deliver proprietary equipment for two synthesis gas trains, each including autothermal reformers (ATRs), waste heat boilers, steam drums, CTS burners, refractory materials, and HTZR target...

New solution for high-purity landfill fuel gas for power plants

27.03.2017
ENERGYneering Solutions Inc. signs first deal for Topsoe’s HiPerFuel™ landfill gas conditioning solution HiPerFuel™ will drive down operational costs and downtime for landfill gas power plant operators The solution removes siloxanes and sulfur from landfill gas to provide high-purity fuel gas ENERGYneering Solutions Inc. (ESI), a US O&M contractor...

Topsoe Annual Report 2016: Significantly improved profitability in challenging markets

21.03.2017
Revenue and EBIT reached an all-time high, revenue grew by 1%, and operating profit (EBIT) increasedby 48%. Revenue and EBIT were positively impacted by restarted contracts, reduced cost base, and increased revenue from technology sales. On the other hand, revenue was negatively affected by low raw material prices. Despite difficult market...

New catalyst increase competition in FCC gasoline post-treatment

16.12.2016
With only two well-established competing products on the global market, Haldor Topsoe’s HyOctaneTM now gives refiners a wider range of options for their next catalyst replacement in their FCC gasoline post-treatment unit. The new catalyst series is industrially proven to provide ultra-low levels of sulfur, while keeping octane numbers high.

On-site carbon monoxide generation takes the next step

12.12.2016
Haldor Topsoe’s eCOs is a new electrolysis cell technology that allows the safe, efficient, and cost-competitive production of carbon monoxide directly at the site of facilities where the gas is needed. The CO-generation device uses feedstock carbon dioxide and electrical power to produce CO in quantities ideal for most operations that today rely...

New HyBRIM™ catalyst boosts profitability of diesel and hydrocracking units

23.11.2016
Refiners can look forward to longer cycle lengths, high-value products from low quality feed stocks, and increased volume swell with the latest HyBRIM™ nickel molybdenum catalyst with 25 percent improved activity for both nitrogen and sulfur removal.

Topsoe positions itself for growth in China

08.11.2016
Topsoe’s new, state-of-the-art automotive catalyst plant in Tianjin ramps up production, while the automotive organization is restructured to better support the Company’s market-leading catalyst for the growing heavy diesel segment.

Haldor Topsoe sharpens customer focus

03.10.2016
A more industry and customer focused organization was announced today by Haldor Topsoe. Business areas addressing the same industries have been merged into three business units to produce more integrated and industry-focused solutions. By doing this, Topsoe also strengthens and expands its focus on sustainable solutions.

Haldor Topsoe celebrates opening of Tehran office

05.09.2016
Today, Topsoe – a global technology, catalyst and services vendor to the petrochemical and refining industry – officially opened its offices in Tehran at a ceremony. With the new office, Topsoe will reinforce its already strong ties with Iranian petrochemical and refining companies.

Increased profitability in first half of 2016

12.08.2016
Revenue was DKK 2,836 million in the first half year of 2016, which is in line with the same period in 2015. EBIT was DKK 435 million, an increase of 105% compared to same period in 2015.These results have been achieved in an overall challenging market through increased technology business and  initiatives to reduce costs.

Chairman of the Board Henrik Topsøe resigns due to illness

12.08.2016
Vice Chairman Jeppe Christiansen becomes new Chairman of the Board of Haldor Topsoe A/S.

Groundbreaking Topsoe research on improved performance of methanol catalysts published in ‘Science’

20.05.2016
Optimized use of zinc oxide in methanol catalysts can significantly increase yields in the important global methanol industry. A research team from Topsoe and Technical University of Denmark has established a unique molecular-level understanding that enables scientists to ‘tune’ methanol catalysts at the nanoscale resulting in record-breaking...

New catalyst produces sulfur-free CO2 from Icelandic geothermal facility

25.04.2016
Icelandic geothermal power company HS Orka hf has signed a contract with Topsoe for a plant to transform excess CO2 into a commercial product. The plant is the first to use Topsoe’s new selective oxidation catalyst SMC™ to remove sulfur from CO2 – which is an attractive commercial opportunity for many geothermal power plants around the world.

Annual General Meeting in Haldor Topsoe A/S

31.03.2016
Haldor Topsoe A/S held the Annual General Meeting of the company on 31 March, 2016  at the company’s address at Haldor Topsøes Allé 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. The agenda of the Annual General Meeting was as follows: