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SSAB and Alfa Laval to Make First Fossil-Free Steel Heat Exchanger

Written by David Schollaert

SSAB and Alfa Laval have partnered to develop a heat exchanger engineered with fossil-free steel, the first of its kind. The goal is to roll out the first unit made with hydrogen-reduced steel by 2023, SSAB said.

“We’re proud to welcome Alfa Laval as a partner and look forward to jointly exploring ways forward to mitigate climate change,” said Martin Lindqvist, president and CEO of SSAB. “With this collaboration, we’re reaching new segments, and hopefully inspiring a whole new range of customers.”

The collaboration between the Swedish steelmaker and Alfa Laval – a Lund, Sweden-based global provider in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling – is an important step in Alfa Laval’s journey to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The move is also well-aligned with SSAB’s aim to nearly eliminate carbon-dioxide emissions from its own operations by 2030, the steelmaker said, adding that “together with our partners and customers, SSAB aims to create complete fossil-free value chains from the mine to the end-product using HYBRIT technology.”

“I’m pleased to announce this collaboration with SSAB which builds on our shared expertise and a determination to drive innovation,” said Tom Erixon, president and CEO of Alfa Laval. “By bringing together their fossil-free steel and our energy-efficient heat exchangers we can contribute to the industry’s transformation towards carbon neutrality.”

Alfa Laval specializes in products and solutions for heavy industry, focused on large-scale operations in the marine, energy, and food industries. With more than 17,000 employees across 35 counties, including South Africa, Denmark, Italy, India, Japan, China, Netherlands, and the US, the Swedish company delivers products that heat, cool, separate, and transport a wide variety of industrial products.

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