Haldor Topsoe has established a new green hydrogen organisation focusing on electrolysis, including developing high-performance electrolysis technology, sales, and partnerships.
Topsoe provides end-to-end products within green hydrogen production by electrolysis and the associated downstream production of ammonia, methanol, and e-fuels.
Roeland Baan, CEO at Topsoe, said, “At the core of our efforts is our capability to turn renewable power into essential carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals. We have Topsoe’s leading electrolysis technology, now we add the fully focused organisation and leadership needed to realise its true potential.”
Chokri Mousaoui will head the new organisation. He co-founded Eternal Sun in 2011, which specialises in equipment for testing solar modules. In 2016, the company acquired the solar simulator division of US-based Spire Solar Corporation, and in 2019 ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund joined as the new majority shareholder.
Topsoe aims for global leadership in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024, with a key role in green hydrogen. International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipates hydrogen has the potential to fulfil 17% of the global energy demand by 2050. Topsoe has expertise in electrolysis to produce green hydrogen and hydrogen-based green fuels such as ammonia, methanol, and other so-called e-fuels.
In March, Topsoe unveiled its plan to develop a large-scale SOEC electrolyser manufacturing facility to meet customer needs for green hydrogen production. The facility is expected to be operational in 2023. It will produce electrolysis stacks with a capacity of 500 MW annually, expandable to 5 GW.