At the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Alfa Laval and Stena Recycling shared their circular collaboration as an example of how companies can work across the value chain to create circular solutions.
The seminar discussed the need for new partnerships to create circular material flows that support the Paris Agreement. Alfa Laval and Stena Recycling shared how new sustainability values can be created in cross-industry collaborations.
A new circular partnership
Alfa Laval and Stena Recycling launched the collaboration in April 2021, a business model that develops new circular values in heat exchangers. The industry can upgrade to more energy-efficient heat exchangers through an exchange program, while older ones can be phased out and recycled. By using more efficient technology and high recycling rates, the climate impact can be significantly reduced.
Recycled heat exchangers become new products
In this cooperation, Stena Recycling takes care of older and inefficient heat exchangers, and the recycling process enables up to 100% recovery. The solution also prevents a secondary market where inefficient heat exchangers are distributed to countries that can continue to cause more energy losses and carbon emissions.
The recycled heat exchangers become quality raw materials that are also used in new Alfa Laval products. In this way, the raw material stays in the cycle. Energy-efficient heat exchangers replace inefficient heat exchangers, and new heat exchangers save costs and climate impact.
Large quantities of heat exchangers are used to provide heating and cooling in industries and other businesses. Alfa Laval is a world leader in developing new, innovative heat exchangers that deliver significant energy savings. The products help industry avoid energy loss costs and reduce climate impact at the same time. Energy-efficient technologies have the potential to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by 40%.
Read more about the solution
On the Alfa Laval website, you can read more about the different values of the solution.
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