Heat transfer supplier Alfa Laval is partnering with Finnish steelmaker Outokumpu to cut carbon emissions.

The agreement with Outokumpu, one of Alfa Laval's main stainless-steel suppliers, will enable a shift from regular stainless steel to steel with half the original carbon footprint. The steel (Circle green®), made from recycled material, will be used in Alfa Laval's heat exchanger production.

Most of the Alfa Laval steel purchased from Outokumpu, a global steel manufacturer, will now be the low carbon stainless steel variety. This change applies to heat exchangers used in the energy transition towards a more sustainable energy supply, including energy efficiency, waste heat recovery, and heat pumps. These heat exchangers are currently produced in large quantities with the potential for future growth, says Alfa Laval.

The change is part of Alfa Laval's multi-channel plan to be carbon neutral by 2030.