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Topsoe wins the Danish Engineering Product Award 2014

28.11.2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S has won the Danish Engineering Product Award 2014 (in Danish Ingeniørens Produktpris 2014) for its new ECO-Jet solution. The product is a newly developed catalytic process capable of reducing emission of harmful substances such as soot, hydrocarbons and heavy metals from ships powered by bunker fuel, also known as fuel oil.

Topsoe joins the ’Engineer the Future’ initiative

19.11.2014
Haldor Topsoe is among the group of Danish companies, universities and organizations that have launched the ‘Engineer the Future’ campaign. The purpose of the initiative is to promote natural and technical science education in Denmark with a view to producing more highly qualified engineers for the future.

Huineng SNG plant goes on-stream transforming coal into clean energy in China

17.11.2014
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced that Huineng, a large-scale SNG (Substitute Natural Gas) plant, went successfully on-stream near the city of Ordos, located in Inner Mongolia in the northern part of China. Topsoe has designed the methanation section of this plant, which is the company’s second large-scale coal-based industrial SNG reference to...

Topsoe researchers make breakthrough in refinery catalysis at the atomic level

26.09.2014
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced the publication of a breakthrough study in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Angewandte Chemie. The research article, describes how Topsoe’s researchers for the first time ever have made the Co-Mo-S catalyst’s crystallites – that are only a few nanometers wide – visible to the human eye.

Topsoe to design large-scale fertilizer plant with project partners in Turkmenistan

02.09.2014
In collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Haldor Topsoe A/S has been selected for the design of a new ammonia plant for a major fertilizer project in Turkmenistan. The project has been awarded by State Concern Turkmenhimiya, a state-owned chemical company in Turkmenistan and also includes project partners Mitsubishi Corporation and...

Groundbreaking in Turkmenistan to build major plant for producing synthetic gasoline

26.08.2014
Today, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ovadan-Depe near the capital of Ashgabad in Turkmenistan to launch the construction of a major plant focused on the conversion of natural gas into synthetic gasoline. The plant will be based on Haldor Topsoe’s TIGAS™ (Topsoe Improved Gasoline Synthesis) technology and will become the first full scale...

Financial report for the first half of 2014

12.08.2014
The results of the first half of 2014 for Haldor Topsoe A/S did not meet our growth expectations. Revenue decreased compared to first half of 2013 primarily due to postponed customer projects. First half 2013 was positively impacted by a change of estimate of warranty provision related to technology projects. The one time impact in 2013 was DKK...

Haldor Topsoe A/S plans to close subsidiary

12.08.2014
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced its plan to close Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S, a subsidiary company within the Topsoe group focused on the development and commercialization of components and technology for high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).   As part of the planned closure Haldor Topsoe will put all development of its SOFC technology on...

Study published in Nature Materials: Topsoe takes a new quantum leap in understanding catalysis in action

27.07.2014
Haldor Topsoe A/S today announced the publication of a breakthrough study in Nature Materials, a monthly high-profile scientific journal focused on materials science and engineering. The research article, featured in the current issue, describes observations revealing a catalyst ‘in action’ on the atomic-scale under conditions similar to those in...

The Haldor Topsoe Chair in Catalysis and Chemical Process Technology

23.07.2014
In order to specifically strengthen the efforts of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark to develop a leading position in the field of chemical engineering aspects of heterogeneous catalysis, the department has with a grant from Haldor Topsoe decided to establish the “Haldor Topsøe Chair in Catalysis and...

Topsoe lays foundation for future growth, Annual Report 2013

10.07.2014
In 2013 Haldor Topsoe A/S achieved satisfactory financial results and made important progress in terms of the strategic initiatives the company has launched to pave the way for additional growth in the years to come.

Topsoe expands production site in Texas with new sulfuric acid catalyst production plant

04.07.2014
Haldor Topsoe A/S recently opened a new plant at its production site in Bayport, Texas, which is currently the company’s second largest in the world. The new plant is devoted to producing Topsoe’s VK portfolio of extruded catalysts that are used for the production of sulfuric acid production. The decision to build a new plant was made by Topsoe’s...

Topsoe takes first steps to establish automotive catalyst production in Brazil

26.06.2014
Haldor Topsoe A/S is currently in the process of establishing a production facility in Brazil. The facility will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove dangerous nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as particulates and hydrocarbons from the engine exhaust of diesel vehicles such as buses and trucks.

Topsoe lays foundation for first ever integrated methanol and ammonia plant in Russia

02.06.2014
On May 20, a foundation stone laying ceremony was held at the construction site of a new methanol ammonia co-production plant for the petrochemical company Shchekinoazot - one of the largest producers of chemicals in Russia. The new plant, which is located in the Tula region of Russia, will be the first ever in the world using Haldor Topsoe’s IMAP...

Topsoe named winner of the 2014 World XTL award

26.05.2014
During the World XTL 2014 summit, which was recently held in London, Haldor Topsoe A/S was announced as winner of the 2014 World XTL award at a gala dinner hosted by Oryx GTL. The award is given annually to a company that has made an outstanding contribution to the XTL industry. This year’s list of nominated companies included names such as Shell,...

CEO of Topsoe appointed Honorary Doctor

21.05.2014
On Friday May 9, Bjerne S. Clausen, CEO of Haldor Topsoe A/S, was appointed Honorary Doctor at the Technical University of Denmark’s (DTU) traditional Annual Commemoration Day. Bjerne S. Clausen received the prestigious title in recognition of his excellent research with particular emphasis on in situ characterization of the importance of...

Haldor Topsoe signs investment agreement as part of Danish Queen’s state visit to China

25.04.2014
At the invitation of the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping, Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort are this week paying a state visit to China accompanied by four ministers and the largest ever Danish business delegation with 161 companies present including representatives...

Ensuring optimal plant performance with ORYX GTL

28.03.2014
Topsoe’s cooperation with ORYX GTL in Qatar is a story of ambitious goals, technical advances and shared determination.

Brimming with activity

27.03.2014
Successful new HyBRIM™ catalysts enhance refinery performance and address a number of industry challenges.

New technology to clean the exhaust from ships

26.03.2014
In 2014, Haldor Topsoe A/S and its Italian partner Ecospray Technologies S.r.l. launched a groundbreaking catalytic process technology called ECO-Jet that can significantly reduce harmful emissions from marine vessels.