R&D Cooperation Topsoe Plans R&D at Dalian Institute, China
Topsoe of Denmark plans to fund R& D projects at the Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics – China’s leading catalysis research institute and one of the world’s largest catalysis centers.
Dalian/PR China – A newly established R&D subsidiary – Haldor Topsoe Science & Technology (Dalian) – has entered a collaboration agreement with Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics (DICP) under which it will select and fund relevant projects at DICP. “The relationship between DICP and Topsoe can be traced back to the early 80s, when Topsoe was one of the pioneering foreign companies coming to China. Our relation has grown stronger in the past few years, and we are delighted to be able to lift this long-term relationship to a new level through this formalized partnership,” explains Professor Can Li, Director of Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy at DICP.
“The new R&D Center in China will enable us to establish R&D alliances with Chinese business partners and research institutes. Investments in catalysis research in China are huge and the scientific level is high, so R&D partnerships will have significant importance to our future success in China, both scientifically and commercially,” says Jesper Nerlov, Chief Technology Officer, Topsoe.
“A number of selected R&D projects have been kicked off today at the opening ceremony. These projects are within Topsoe’s main business areas Chemicals, Refinery and New Business,” says Fei Chen, Vice President for New Business R&D, Topsoe. The R&D center, Topsoe’s first outside of Denmark, is a significant expansion of Topsoe’s engagement in China, where the company already has a regional office in Beijing as well as a newly built catalytic converter plant in Tianjin.