Haldor Topsoe establishes focused green hydrogen organization to accelerate electrolysis business

June 6, 2021 |

In Denmark, Haldor Topsoe has a new green hydrogen organization that is fully dedicated to accelerating Topsoe’s business within electrolysis, including development of high-performance electrolysis technology, sales, and partnerships. The organization will leverage Topsoe’s unique insights into solid oxide electrolysis, producing up to 30% more green hydrogen from the same amount of renewable power, when compared to today’s standard technologies.

Cleantech entrepreneur Chokri Mousaoui will be new member of Topsoe’s Senior Leadership Team and Executive Vice President of the new organization, effective immediately.

Topsoe is determined to take a leading position in the burgeoning green hydrogen space, which, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast, has the potential to fulfil 17% of the global energy demand by 2050. Topsoe offers a unique end-to-end portfolio within green hydrogen production by electrolysis and the associated downstream production of ammonia, methanol, and e-fuels that offers customers high-value products, efficient distribution and storage, and high yields.

In March, Topsoe announced that it will build a large-scale SOEC electrolyzer manufacturing facility to meet customer needs for green hydrogen production. When operational in 2023, the facility will produce electrolysis stacks with a capacity of 500 MW per year, expandable to 5 GW. The industrial-scale electrolyzers will be based on Topsoe’s proprietary SOEC high-temperature electrolysis technology offering 30% larger hydrogen output compared to standard technologies.

Selected projects with Topsoe technologies

  • 100 MW Aquamarine project – Germany; Topsoe and Aquamarine have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to build a 100 megawatt SOEC electrolysis facility to produce green hydrogen to be converted into 300 tons/day of green ammonia.
  • NEOM Helios project, Saudi Arabia; Topsoe delivers ammonia technology for the world’s biggest green hydrogen facility being built in Saudi Arabia. The facility will produce 650 tons/day of carbon-free hydrogen to power trucks and busses.
  • Green Fuels project, Denmark; a partnership of Danish companies that will establish green hydrogen production in the Greater Copenhagen Area. Topsoe contributes with know-how about technologies that convert captured CO2 into sustainable methanol and jet fuel using green hydrogen.
  • Green methanol facilities, Scandinavia; as member of a Power-to-X consortium led by Liquid Wind, Topsoe will produce eMethanol™ on a commercial scale based on green hydrogen and CO2 capture from waste incineration.

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