Haldor Topsoe says hybrid approach to reduce carbon emissions

Energy Materials 18 June 2021 12:14
Baku, Azerbaijan Trend News Agency Leman Zeynalova
Haldor Topsoe says hybrid approach to reduce carbon emissions

Haldor Topsoe believes that the integration of renewable power and renewable feedstocks with existing refineries and chemical plants –a hybrid approach – is a very promising way to decrease carbon emissions in most efficient way in the nearest future, the company told Trend.

“For the chemicals industry, we offer second-to-none technologies for low-carbon methanol and ammonia production. Today, these two chemicals are also seen as potential low-carbon energy carriers and alternative fuels. For instance, ammonia is considered a very promising carbon-free marine fuel.

We participate in several ongoing industrial projects in low-carbon ammonia and methanol in different parts of the world,” the company said.

Haldor Topsoe said it also offers own solutions in electrolysis – based on Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOEC).

“The SOEC can use renewable power (solar, wind, hydro etc.) to electrolyze water into green hydrogen – and it is significantly more efficient than the other electrolysis solutions available today.

The green hydrogen can be used directly in industry or as a fuel – or it can be further processed into green fuels and chemicals such as ammonia and methanol.

As the price of renewable power continues to drop, these carbon-neutral products become more and more competitive instead of the traditional carbon-intensive technologies,” said the company.