At Alfa Laval, we understand the challenges your business is facing, because your business is our business. Your curiosity is our curiosity. And your passion is our passion. We believe that collaboration and strong, lasting partnerships are the key to accelerating tomorrow’s sustainable solutions for reshaping our economy and the world we share.
That is why Alfa Laval works closely with customers and other partners to find new answers to the most challenging questions of our time. For more than a century, that shared curiosity and passion has fueled our relentless innovation. Today it drives developments in energy efficiency, clean energy and the circular economy. Ready to accelerate the journey to a more sustainable world? Contact us, and let’s get to work – together!
Partnerships to accelerate sustainable solutions
The need to accelerate sustainability has never been greater. And strong, long-term collaboration is going to be the key to making it happen. The good news is that we already have the technology. Now it’s time to work together to build a more sustainable future!
In this video you can hear from Alfa Laval’s Business Development Manager for Clean Technologies, Madeleine Gilborne, about our solutions to maximize energy efficiency, and enable the transition to clean energy and the circular economy.
Contact us today if you are ready to start a partnership for making a sustainable difference.
All over the world, Alfa Laval is working with customers and other partners to create the new solutions for accelerating energy efficiency, clean energy and the circular economy. Read here about some of our recent collaborations or contact us today to learn how we together can accelerate sustainable solutions.
The Energy Efficiency Movement
What is more sustainable than energy that hasn’t been produced in the first place? That’s why energy efficiency is our ‘first fuel’ for decarbonizing the future. We just need to make it happen. That’s why Alfa Laval has joined the Energy Efficiency Movement.
Join us as part of the open-door initiative to accelerate the implementation of energy efficient solutions. Together we can accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future. Discover what the Energy Efficiency Movement is all about.
Concept Zero − The invisible revolution
Concept Zero is our vision and target to produce the world’s first carbon neutral heat exchanger by 2030 and together with SSAB we are making this a reality. It will be a heat exchanger using fossil-free steel and recycled material in the gaskets. Additionally, the heat exchanger is prepared to easily be recycled. A huge step already now on our journey towards a fully carbon neutral heat exchanger.
Digitalization of heat exchangers reduces the world’s carbon emissions
Alfa Laval and Microsoft have joined forces to reach a common goal – to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This partnership utilizes the respective strengths of the two companies to create new sustainable solutions. Alfa Laval’s heat transfer solutions and expertise, and Microsoft’s data analysis and AI competence. This, to ensure all heat exchangers in the world perform optimally and to build the most sustainable data centers. A win-win-win for everyone.
A game changer for renewables
In 2019, Alfa Laval become an investor and partner to Malta Inc., developing a new solution with the potential to revolutionize grid-scale energy storage. The start-up is a spinoff of Google’s X incubator, with backers that include the likes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Malta’s electro-thermal system can store energy from any source – including renewable sources like wind and solar power – in any location for up to several days. Alfa Laval’s innovative heat transfer technology is a critical component for making it possible.
“We believe that thermal storage will play an important role in the energy transition,” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division. “After working with the Malta team for the past two years on novel heat exchanger design and development, we remain excited about this solution and the potential impact it can have on climate change. With collaborations like this we can reach further, expand the technical borders and create more sustainable solutions for the future.”
“Alfa Laval has been a terrific partner to Malta, from the founding of the company in 2018, and we look forward to continuing the great work that will help bring this solution to market.” says Ramya Swaminathan, CEO of Malta Inc.
Circular solutions to turn waste into value
Alfa Laval has brought its expertise in mechanical and thermal separation to a partnership with EasyMining. Part of the Swedish Ragn-Sells Group, EasyMining is an innovation company dedicated to enabling new circular solutions. With Alfa Laval’s support, they are making it possible to extract phosphorus from incinerated waste sludge and other resources from waste streams – creating new value chains for waste materials.
“With these processes it will be possible to transform waste into valuable products again, which is a key step in building a more sustainable society,” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division.
“With Alfa Laval, we see the possibility of speeding up the development and commercialization of our processes, which is important for innovation companies,” says Jan Svärd, CEO of EasyMining.
Collaboration for a sustainable future
On our path to become a carbon neutral company by 2030, Alfa Laval joined forces with the Swedish mining and smelting company Boliden. The combination of Boliden’s low-carbon copper and Alfa Laval's energy efficient heat transfer technology will make it possible to manufacture and supply heat exchangers with an even lower carbon footprint. Together, we are one step closer to reaching a cleaner, more sustainable future.
A pioneering partnership from two sustainability leaders
Alfa Laval and Stena Recycling have teamed up create a smart, sustainable and easy-to-use solution for improving circularity in our industry. Called Re-Made to matter, this new exchange programme will make it possible to recover as much as 100% of the valuable metals found in old heat exchangers. By replacing them with more modern designs, we can also enable efficiency improvements for energy savings as well as a reduced carbon footprint.
A partnership for renewable clean fuel production
In 2021, Alfa Laval become an investor and partner to Liquid Wind, a Power-to-Fuel company that is developing commercial-scale eMethanol facilities. Each facility captures and concentrates biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from industry, combining them with hydrogen made from renewable electricity and water. The result is the production of green methanol. Joining Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy and Haldor Topsoe, Alfa Laval contributes to this unique consortium with heat transfer expertise to improve the process efficiency and the overall energy integration of the facilities.
"This is an important partnership, as we – together with other major players – will be part of the growing Power-to-X market, thereby driving the development of technical solutions that will have an impact on future fuel options," says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of the Energy Division at Alfa Laval. "With collaborations like this, we expand the technical borders and contribute to a more sustainable society."
"We are very happy to strengthen the Liquid Wind consortium with a world-class Swedish industrial player with unparalleled experience,” says Claes Fredriksson, CEO and Founder of Liquid Wind. “Their valuable knowledge will increase efficiency and deliver additional shared value."
Alfa Laval Innovation House
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, Alfa Laval Innovation House was founded on the belief that we can achieve more by working together. This is where Alfa Laval accelerates the creation of new business ideas through knowledge sharing and partnerships.
At our Innovation house, Alfa Laval collaborates with start-up companies to enable the transition to clean energy and the circular economy. Together we are working on innovative electrolyser technologies for hydrogen, highly efficient solar collectors, bio-oil production, plastic recycling and much more.
Want to know more about these companies and how we work together to advance new innovative sustainable solutions? Click here to read some of our stories.
Partner to the 1.5°C Business playbook
Alfa Laval is a supporting partner to the “1.5°C Business Playbook,” an effort to accelerate carbon neutrality by 2030. Launched in January 2020 in Davos, Switzerland, the initiative is a spin-off of the Exponential Roadmap project. The playbook is a guide for climate strategy and action, and it aims to transform the economy by shifting business focus to zero-carbon solutions. Alfa Laval will use the playbook in its own strategy work, as well as when supporting suppliers, customers and partners in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
“If we agree that the world needs to shift to a carbon-neutral economy, then we must do our part in the value chain,” says Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval. “In Alfa Laval, we have the ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. Reaching this goal will require partnerships. Therefore, we are pleased to support this initiative which is based on the latest science and focuses on simplicity and speed.”
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