Haldor Topsoe aims to become the global leader in carbon emissions reduction tech
Denmark-headed Haldor Topsoe A/S, a global leader in high-performance technologies for the chemical and refining industries has revealed a new purpose and vision to lead the drive to reduce carbon emissions.
“The world is at a climate crossroads, and we believe that Topsoe has a decisive role to play in reducing carbon emissions globally. We want to deliver the technologies that reduce or even eliminate carbon emissions from fuels and chemicals,” says Roeland Baan, CEO of Haldor Topsoe.
Haldor Topsoe is already a global leader in energy-efficient technologies to produce clean transportation fuels as well as ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen – universally regarded as the most important fuels and chemicals in a carbon-neutral future.
Guided by its new purpose – “perfecting chemistry for a better world” – and a new vision – “to be recognized as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024” – the company has set out to lead the transition of these and more areas to the benefit of customers, the climate, and the world.
However bold our vision and purpose may be, they reflect Topsoe’s unique capabilities. For decades, we have been perfecting chemistry for a better world, as expressed in our purpose. In the 1980s, acid rain was one of the most pressing environmental problems, today it is under control. Topsoe’s world-leading technologies to remove sulfur from fuels and emissions have played a significant role in making that happen. Today, our biggest challenge is carbon emissions, and again we want to lead the way and deliver the technologies to reduce carbon emissions from chemicals and fuels, Roeland Baan said.
Topsoe’s business will be refocused to deliver these technologies. The accelerated development of carbon emissions reduction technologies will be supplemented by the continued delivery of its globally leading energy-efficient solutions for producing conventional fuels and chemicals.
Already today, Topsoe is part of two of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen projects, the NEOM project in Saudi Arabia and the Copenhagen project in Denmark, both of which are based on utilizing renewable power from wind turbines and solar photovoltaics.
In addition, the company a global leader in technology to produce renewable fuels from vegetable oils and waste. The company is also offering or developing leading carbon emission reduction technologies within chemicals and fuels from power-to-X, biomass, and carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization.