Haldor Topsoe to build catalyst plant in the U.S.


Denmark Haldor Topsoe will build a 15,000 ton per year hydroprocessing catalyst plant at the company’s existing Bayport production site in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.

The plant 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 jet fuel. The plant is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2023.

The increased production capacity will also help meet growing demand for Topsoe’s hydroprocessing catalysts in the Middle East and South-East Asia.

Clean fuels

‘We are happy to announce this significant investment. Which will reduce lead time and secure stable deliveries of Topsoe’s top-tier hydroprocessing catalysts to our customers in the U.S. and globally. 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’, says Amy Hebert, Chief Commercial Officer, Topsoe.

Topsoe has a long-standing presence in Bayport where it’s plant has been in operation for more than 50 years.