Air Products and Danish catalysis company Haldor Topsoe have signed an alliance agreement to jointly develop large-scale ammonia, methanol and/or dimethyl ether plants globally.

The alliance agreement provides Air Products access to Topsoe’s technology licence(s) and the supply of certain engineering design, equipment, high-performance catalysts and technical services for ammonia, methanol and/or ether dimethyl plants, owned and operated by Air Products.

Topsoe’s technology will be integrated into Air Products’ technologies including gasification of various feedstocks, and synthesis gas processes.

“The global agreement with Haldor Topsoe is very important to Air Products as we continue to expand our scope of supply to customers in developing large-scale projects around the world,” said Dr. Samir J. Serhan, Executive Vice President at Air Products.

“We have built a reputation for successfully executing megaprojects. Having this alliance and access to Haldor Topsoe’s technology-leading capabilities will serve to strengthen both our offerings and customer confidence in the reliability and quality of project development and performance.” 

Topsoe’s technology will be incorporated into Air Products’ recently announced world-scale coal-to-methanol production facility in Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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“We are extremely satisfied to enter this Alliance. Air Products is an industry leader, and we share their commitment to providing customers around the world with excellent, innovative, and more sustainable solutions,” said Amy Hebert, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice-President at Haldor Topsoe.

“This alliance forms the foundation for integrated large-scale projects that will benefit from the close collaboration and combined strengths of our two companies.”