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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 

Roeland Baan, who took over as CEO of Topsoe earlier this year, has launched the company's drive to reduce carbon emissions from fuels and chemicals, with the purpose of "Perfecting chemistry for a better world" and to be recognised as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024.

Baan said: "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. 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 80s, acid rain was one of the most pressing environmental problems, today it is under control. Topsoe’s world-leading technologies to remove sulphur 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.”

Topsoe claims to be a current 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 vision, Topsoe sets out to lead the transition of these and more areas. The company will be refocused to deliver these technologies. The accelerated development of carbon emissions reduction technologies will be supplemented by continued delivery of Topsoe’s energy-efficient solutions for producing conventional fuels and chemicals.

Topsoe is part of two of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen projects, the NEOM project and the Copenhagen project, both employing energy from wind turbines and solar panels. In addition, Topsoe has technology to produce renewable fuels from vegetable oils and waste. The company is offering or developing carbon emission reduction technologies within chemicals and fuels from power-to-X, biomass, and carbon utilisation.

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