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TOPSOE IN GREEN FUEL TALKS WITH US GOVERNMENT

TOPSOE IN GREEN FUEL TALKS WITH US GOVERNMENT

Monday, May 17, 2021  (Comments: 1)

Haldor Topsoe is to discuss innovation to combat climate change at a high-level meeting between Danish business leaders including Topsoe CEO Roeland Baan, and US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker and Charg dAffaires Stuart A Dwyer, together with Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod.

Baan will present how the company’s technologies can support the Biden Administration’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and help US companies grow their businesses sustainably, through Topsoe’s focus on reducing carbon emissions through technologies to produce essential carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals from renewable electricity.

In Topsoe’s view, conversion of renewable power to green fuels is paramount in widening the scope of electrification to include air transport, shipping and heavy transport.

“Today, the US is leading the world within the production of renewable diesel from waste and vegetable oils, mainly using Topsoe technology. The next step could very well be carbon-neutral fuels for planes, ships and trucks based on renewable power from wind turbines and solar cells. We are ready with the necessary technologies, and they can make a significant contribution to the green energy transition on a global scale,” said Baan.

Topsoe’s vision is to be recognised as global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. A key component in this is green hydrogen, which Topsoe produces using high-performance electrolysis that produces green hydrogen from water and renewable power. The company’s proprietary technology is claimed to be consistently more energy-efficient than standard electrolysis technologies. According to an International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast, hydrogen has the potential to fulfil 17% of the global energy demand by 2050. As one of a few such companies in the world, Topsoe has insight in both electrolysis to produce green hydrogen and the production of green fuels deriving from that hydrogen. These could be ammonia, methanol, and other so-called e-fuels.

Reader Comments (1)

The one problem relating to green hydrogen and also to e-fuels is the intermittency of solar and wind. Typically these have capacity factors of 25% to 40%. So my question is: How will Topsoe handle this constraint in order to achieve high enough on stream factors for capital intensive assets such as electrolysers and e-fuel conversion plants? Your feefback would be appreciated.

By Juan Pearcy on Thursday, May 20, 2021

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