Swedish green steel pioneer SSAB & world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation & fluid handling Alfa Laval have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development and commercialization of the world’s first heat exchanger to be made using fossil free steel. The goal is to have the first unit made with hydrogen-reduced steel ready in 2023. The collaboration between the two industrials is an important step in Alfa Laval’s journey to become carbon neutral by 2030. Alfa LavalCEO Mr Tom Erixon said “By bringing together their fossil-free steel and our energy-efficient heat exchangers we can contribute to the industry’s transformation towards carbon neutrality.”It is also well aligned with SSAB’s aim to largely eliminate carbon-dioxide emissions from its own operations in around 2030. Together with partners and customers, SSAB aims to create complete fossil-free value chains from the mine to the end-product using HYBRIT technology and has enetered into several green steel supply pacts with steel users since 202125 Jun, 2021 - Volvo Cars to Explore Using Fossil Free Steel with SSAB02 Sep, 2021 - SSAB to Deliver Fossil Free Steel to Mercedes-Benz06 Sep, 2021 - SSAB to Supply Fossil Free Steel to Faurecia for Automotive Seats08 Sep, 2021 - SSAB to Deliver Fossil Free Steel to Cargotec06 Oct, 2021 - SSAB to Deliver Fossil Free Steel to Construction Firm Peab14 Oct, 2021 - Volvo Unveils Mining Vehicle made from SSAB's Fossil Free Steel16 Nov, 2021 - SSAB & Autoliv to Collaborate on Fossil Free Steel inAuto Products19 Nov, 2021 - Lindab partners with SSAB on Fossil Free Steel24 Feb, 2022 - SSAB Joins Forces with Polestar to Develop Climate-Neutral Car12 Apr, 2022 - SSAB & Epiroc Partner on Fossil-Free Steel for Mining Equipment25 May, 2022 - SSAB to Start Green Steel Supplies to Volvo Trucks in Q3 of 2022SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall created HYBRIT, Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology, in 2016, with the aim of developing a technology for fossil-free iron- and steelmaking. In June 2021, the three companies were able to showcase the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron produced at HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå. Using HYBRIT technology, SSAB has the potential to reduce Sweden’s total carbon dioxide emissions by approximately ten per cent and Finland’s by approximately seven per cent.