Alfa Laval will use fossil-free steel in its heat exchangers

Alfa Laval announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with Swedish steelmaker SSAB to develop the world’s first plate heat exchanger made from fossil-free steel.

Alfa Laval’s range of heat exchangers includes plate heat exchangers suitable for traditional and alternative fuels. The partners aim to have the first unit made with low hydrogen steel ready by 2023.

“Our marine plate heat exchangers are already key to onboard decarbonization, thanks to their superior level of energy efficiency,” said Peter Nielsen, president of Alfa Laval Marine Separation & Heat Transfer Equipment. “Through our collaboration with SSAB, we will minimize their total carbon footprint. Made with fossil-free steel, plate heat exchangers will be as smart in production as they are in operation.

Global steel production accounts for 7% of global carbon emissions, and SSAB’s upcoming fossil-free steel made with HYBRIT technology will be a breakthrough for the industry as it transitions to more sustainable operations.

Alfa Laval is also making progress in reducing its environmental footprint, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Martin Lindqvist, SSAB President and CEO, said: “We are proud to welcome Alfa Laval as a partner and look forward to exploring together ways to mitigate climate change. Through this collaboration, we are reaching new segments and hopefully inspiring a whole new range of customers. »

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