Wednesday 8 June 2022

New partnership to produce ‘world’s first’ fossil-free steel heat exchanger

New partnership to produce ‘world’s first’ fossil-free steel heat exchanger

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.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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