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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brimming with activity

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

New technology to clean the exhaust from ships

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.

What is catalysis?

In popular terms, catalysis is a process that accelerates a chemical reaction which would otherwise be uselessly slow. Catalysis makes it possible to turn a great variety of resources into important and necessary products – quickly, efficiently and with a minimum of energy and waste.

Haldor Topsoe A/S expands catalyst plant in Frederikssund

On March 10 Haldor Topsoe A/S officially opened a large extension of the company’s catalyst plant in Frederikssund, Denmark. This plant and a plant in Houston, Texas, constitute the company’s two primary production facilities globally. The extension, represents an investment in excess of DKK 300 million, and consists of the addition of a new...

Topsoe invests in UK-based battery technology company Faradion

Haldor Topsoe A/S, a global market leader in catalysis and related process technologies, has recently acquired 18% of the shares in the battery technology company Faradion Limited based in Sheffield Yorkshire, UK. As part of the investment, Haldor Topsoe will collaborate with Faradion to further co-develop and scale up key parts of the company’s...

Haldor Topsoe A/S and European Investment Bank (EIB) sign agreement for DKK 560 million loan

Today Haldor Topsoe A/S has signed a DKK 560 million (EUR 75 million) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB).  

Topsoe board of directors approve capital investment to build catalyst plant in China

Haldor Topsoe A/S’ board of directors today approved the capital investment needed to carry out the construction that in two primary phases will establish a new automotive catalyst plant in Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA) located roughly 100 km east of Beijing. The construction of the plant has already begun and will run...

Haldor Topsoe A/S rings the NASDAQ opening bell in New York

Earlier today, Haldor Topsoe A/S, a global market leader in catalysis and related process technologies, rang the NASDAQ stock market opening bell in New York. President and Chief Executive Officer Bjerne S. Clausen along with other senior executives and also members from the Topsøe family took part in the ceremony to celebrate Haldor Topsoe’s...

Henrik Topsøe wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013

On Thursday November 28, Chairman of the Board, Henrik Topsøe, was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 at an event held by Ernst Young. According to the jury, the competition was extremely tough. “During my time as Head of the Jury, we have never before experienced a competition with such strong players,” says Christian Frigast, Head of the...

World’s largest SNG plant goes on-stream in China with catalysts and process technology from Haldor Topsoe A/S

Today Haldor Topsoe A/S announced that Qinghua, the largest SNG (Substitute Natural Gas) plant ever built in the world was successfully started in the city of Yining, located in Xinjiang, a region in the northwestern part of China.