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Topsoe Blog

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.

Topsoe Annual Report 2015: Results influenced by challenging market conditions, but market shares maintained

31.03.2016
Revenue grew by 2%; however, adjusted for currency fluctuations, revenue dropped by 4% Operating profit (EBIT) was reduced by 11% Results did not meet growth ambitions, but market shares were maintained, as the entire industry was affected by challenging market conditions  Initiatives implemented in 2015 have reduced cost base Topsoe’s revenue...

Ammonia producers can make millions of dollars with world’s first commercial iron-free high shift catalyst

01.03.2016
Topsoe’s SK-501 FlexTM high temperature shift catalyst lets ammonia producers choose to save on feedstock and energy or boost production by up to 5% with the same setup SK-501 FlexTM gives a potential increase in revenue of 11 million USD/year for a large-scale ammonia plant Activity and stability has been proven through several years of...

Topsoe opens office in Tehran and celebrates new deal

04.02.2016
Topsoe expects blooming petrochemical and refinery business in Iran Long-standing relations with Iranian companies can now be honored Deal for methanol plant has been signed with Badr-e-Shargh Petrochemical Complex Topsoe – a Danish technology, catalyst and services vendor to the petrochemical and refining industry – will open permanent offices in...

Topsoe establishes R&D Center at Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics, China

01.02.2016
Topsoe will select and fund R&D projects at Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics – China’s leading catalysis research institute and the world’s largest catalysis R&D center. A number of research projects have already been initiated within Topsoe’s business areas. Topsoe expects to strengthen the company’s market and technology access in China...

New customer needs makes Topsoe downsize top management

19.01.2016
The markets Haldor Topsoe operates in show a receding development these years. In spite of that – and in spite of intensified competition –Topsoe has managed to maintain its market shares. Now the company makes the organization even more agile with the clear purpose of matching global customers’ needs and expectations – faster and more efficiently.

Topsoe technology supports new, large-scale U.S. methanol plant

22.12.2015
Topsoe’s licensed technology chosen for Fairway Methanol LLC’s new methanol plant in Clear Lake, Texas Topsoe has delivered licensed process technology, basic engineering, catalysts and services for the first greenfield methanol plant in the U.S. in many years. Located in Clear Lake, Texas, the plant is a 50/50 joint venture between Celanese...

Haldor Topsoe A/S expands the board of directors

16.12.2015
The two new members bring important experience from innovative and successful technology-driven companies that will support Topsoe’s strategy and business development.

Topsoe technology chosen for billion-dollar fertilizer plant in Tanzania

28.10.2015
First fertilizer plant in Tanzania expected to have huge effect on agriculture and economic development Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation has entered into a joint venture to realize the first fertilizer plant in Tanzania with a consortium of Ferrostaal Industrial Projects GmbH, Haldor Topsoe A/S and Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd. The...

Haldor Topsoe A/S acquires unique furnace monitoring technology

31.08.2015
Haldor Topsoe A/S has signed an agreement with Increase Performance Inc. to acquire full ownership of the Furnace Manager Technology. The acquisition will be an important expansion of the technology and service offering to Topsoe’s global client base.

Topsoe and Tatarstan agree on scientific collaboration to develop petrochemical and chemical industries

30.08.2015
Kazan, Russia, August 30, 2015 – The memorandums build on talks between Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and CEO of Haldor Topsoe A/S Bjerne S. Clausen, who in 2014 agreed to cooperate in the education of professionals for Tartarstan’s petrochemical and chemical industries as well as joint R&D and industrial projects.

Half year statement 2015

13.08.2015
Market share maintained in a difficult first half year for Haldor Topsoe A/S A satisfactory 18% increase in catalyst revenue was not sufficient to counterbalance a significant decrease in technology revenue of 30%. Overall market share was maintained and the ambition for the future is still to keep growing faster than the market. However, the...

Market share maintained in a difficult first half year for Haldor Topsoe A/S

13.08.2015
A satisfactory 18% increase in catalyst revenue was not sufficient to counterbalance a significant decrease in technology revenue of 30%. Overall market share was maintained and the ambition for the future is still to keep growing faster than the market. However, the general market slowdown due to continued recession in emerging markets along with...

Topsoe supplies cathode material to world’s first sodium-ion powered vehicle. A milestone within rechargeable batteries

15.05.2015
The world’s first sodium-ion powered vehicle, an e-bike, has been successfully demonstrated by the British battery technology company Faradion in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. The e-bike is a proof-of-concept and shows the capabilities of this new type of battery technology. 

Topsoe and Unifrax establish partnership to market improved ceramic catalytic filters to the industrial market

22.04.2015
Unifrax I LLC (“Unifrax”), the Tonawanda, New York based manufacturer of specialty fiber products, and Haldor Topsoe A/S, a world leader in catalysis and related process technologies headquartered in Denmark, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement. The partnership marks the beginning of a joint global effort by the two parties to...

Haldor Topsoe and Ferrostaal to form joint venture

27.03.2015
Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH combines project planning, project development and financing with worldwide leading technologies The joint venture will offer the realization of major projects in the petrochemical, refining and environmental technology sectors from one single source Strong project pipeline Ferrostaal GmbH, a leading global project...

Annual report 2014: Another year with solid progress for Topsoe

27.03.2015
2014 was another good year for Haldor Topsoe A/S, both in terms of financial performance, overall R&D development and the progress made on a number of projects and initiatives aimed at creating the foundation for additional growth in the years to come.

Wood-based renewable diesel bio-refinery goes on-stream in Finland

18.03.2015
In January the first wood-based bio-refinery producing renewable diesel began commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland, with technology from Topsoe. The renewable diesel produced by the Lappeenranta facility reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80% compared to conventional diesel.

Haldor Topsoe signs contract for new fertilizer plant in Slovakia

20.02.2015
Haldor Topsoe A/S has signed contracts with Technip and Duslo s.a. of Slovakia for a new ammonia plant that will be constructed adjacent to an existing fertilizer complex in Šaľa, a town located 65 kilometers from Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic.