• Ron Kotrba

Renewable diesel surge drives Haldor Topsoe to build US catalyst plant near Houston

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Haldor Topsoe plans to build a 15,000 ton per year hydroprocessing catalyst plant near Houston. The new catalyst manufacturing facility, to be located at the company’s existing Bayport site in Pasadena, Texas, will increase production capacity of Topsoe’s TK catalyst family to meet increasing demand, both in traditional refining and for use with Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology for production of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“We see increasing demand for our refining catalysts driven by an increasing global demand for clean fuels as well as the surge in renewable diesel production using our world-leading HydroFlex™ technology and our proprietary renewable fuel catalysts,” said Amy Hebert, chief commercial officer for Haldor Topsoe.

The plant will also help meet growing demand for hydroprocessing catalysts in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

The new facility is expected to be fully operational in 2023.

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