A new partnership has been announced to develop and commercialise what is claimed will be the world’s first heat exchanger made using fossil-free steel.
Swedish firm Alfa Laval is collaborating with steel company SSAB to have the first unit made with hydrogen-reduced steel ready for 2023.
Alfa Laval’s heat exchangers, used in industrial processes worldwide, are made of 40% steel and are believed to be up to 50% more efficient than traditional technology, which means they can help save energy and reduce carbon emissions.
The collaboration supports the company’s journey towards becoming carbon-neutral across its value chain by 2030.
Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval said: “I’m pleased to announce this collaboration with SSAB which builds on our shared expertise and a determination to drive innovation.
“By bringing together their fossil-free steel and our energy efficient heat exchangers we can contribute to the industry’s transformation towards carbon neutrality.”