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Topsoe Blog

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...

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...

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...

Topsoe releases its 2018 Sustainability Report

06.05.2019
The Sustainability Report 2018 provides an overview of Haldor Topsoe’s main sustainability initiatives, activities and achievements over the 2018 financial year. The report covers how Topsoe is acting responsibly in all aspects of the business to ensure that its solutions as well as its conduct is economically and socially sustainable.

Topsoe scientist receives prestigious award

01.05.2019
Stig Helveg has been honored with the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his profound accomplishments in electron microscopy advances in catalysis. Topsoe scientist Stig Helveg has received the prestigious 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his pioneering work on atomic-scale transmission electron...

Shchekinoazot chooses Topsoe ammonia technology for new plant

27.03.2019
United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant. Located in the Tula region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 1,500 tons of ammonia per day and 2,000 tons of urea per day. “This project will ensure the qualitative development of the...

Topsoe Annual Report 2018: Growth and strong results

26.03.2019
Revenue increased by 12% to DKK 5,617 million Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) increased by 19% to DKK 708 million Profit from continuing operations increased by 25% to DKK 507 million Cash flow from operating activities was DKK 1.2 billion Continuing operations DKK million 2018 2017 Change 2017-2018 Revenue 5,617 5,011  12% EBITDA 964 852...

Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S sells minority stake to Temasek

12.03.2019
Today, Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S and Temasek have signed an agreement for Temasek to purchase 30 percent of the shares in Haldor Topsoe A/S. Closing of the agreement is expected later this year. Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S, which is 100% owned by the Topsøe family, will remain the long-term majority shareholder.

Haldor Topsoe launches ClearView™ – a breakthrough connected service for optimal plant performance in the chemical and refining industries – and announces alliance with Honeywell

05.03.2019
ClearView™ 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 continually suggests optimization opportunities and...

Ammonia can become the CO2-free fuel of the future

21.02.2019
Today, ammonia is mostly known as an indispensable fertilizer ingredient. A new research project will now explore ammonia’s potential, both as a sustainable fuel and a good solution for “storing” green power from wind and sun.

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe start up demo unit for developing renewable MEG

06.02.2019
The mechanical completion of the innovative first process step of the demonstration plant is the first milestone to be achieved by Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s partnership to validate the MOSAIK™ sugar-to-biochemicals solution for production of cost-competitive bio-based MEG (monoethylene glycol). Currently, MEG is made from fossil-based...

UCC Shchekinoazot confirmed guaranteed operation parameters of world’s first IMAP™ methanol and ammonia co-production plant

28.01.2019
In December, UCC Shchekinoazot (Tula region, Russia) successfully completed a test run of their newly erected methanol and ammonia co-production unit based on Haldor Topsoe’s IMAP Methanol+™ process. Production capacity is 450,000 tons of methanol and 135,000 tons of ammonia per year. The plant is the first greenfield project in the world to be...

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe have signed contracts for license and engineering services for a methanol unit

14.01.2019
Today, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe signed contracts for license and engineering services for a new methanol unit with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year. The signing ceremony took place in TAIF headquarters.