Haldor Topsoe, headquartered in Denmark, employs more than 2,600 employees and is a world leader in catalysis and surface science, committed to helping customers achieve optimal performance - getting the most out of their processes and products, using the least possible energy and resources. Haldor Topsoe has the ambition to be a major supplier of catalyst and technology for bio-based chemicals and processes for refining biofuels.
Haldor Topsoe does project development, R&D, engineering, production, and sales & service across the globe. Haldor Topsoe solutions address pressing global challenges, such as improving energy efficiency, enhancing food production for the world's growing population, and protecting the environment.
Haldor Topsoe is doing own fundamental research for developing catalyst and related process technologies. Haldor Topsoe supply high-performance catalysts, proprietary technologies, process design, engineering, and services for use in the chemical and oil & gas industries and are at the forefront of developing sustainable technologies.
Catalysis is essential for the sustainable production of chemicals from biomass. In the near future, innovative processes along with customized catalysts and equipment could make chemicals from biomass a real commercial opportunity for producers.
One such example is Topsoe's MOSAIK™ solution. The MOSAIK™ mono saccharide industrial cracker enables to break sugars down into an intermediary product that can be converted further into a number of bio-chemicals, ranging from well-known commodities to new specialty chemicals, using patented Topsoe catalyst s and processes.
Another example is that today's refineries have to derive tightly specified products from a growing diversity of often challenging renewable feedstocks. Ranging from anima! fat, palm oil, and pyrolysis oil to paper-industry residue, waste, and other non-edible compounds, these feedstocks contain molecules with significant oxygen and phosphorous content - placing new demands on hydro-processing catalysts and processes.