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Haldor Topsoe closing subsidiary because of sales, earnings drops

7:48 AM MDT | August 12, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Haldor Topsoe today announced plans to close a fuel cell subsidiary that focuses on developing and commercializing components and technology for high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Haldor Topsøe, as part of the planned closure, will put...


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