2024-01-09 Product news

EcoDataCenter first data center to utilize Alfa Laval heat exchangers that are using SSAB Zero steel

EcoDataCenter to be an industry first in deploying Alfa Laval heat exchangers made using recycled steel produced without new CO2 emissions from SSAB. This deployment signifies a pivotal moment in the ongoing effort to reduce carbon emissions within the supply chain, exemplifying the significance of collaboration.
For us it is crucial to leverage innovations together with partners. This underlines the importance of collaborative efforts in mitigating emissions.

Peter Michelson CEO at EcoDataCenter

The result of a Life Cycle Analysis made of the latest datacenter at EcoDataCenter shows that 60% of the embodied carbon comes from the equipment. The introduction of Alfa Laval heat exchangers made using SSAB Zero™, a recycled steel produced without new CO2 emissions, is a step forward in EcoDataCenter's mission to reduce emissions within the supply chain.

“Alfa Laval's commitment to sustainability is further strengthened through our collaboration with EcoDataCenter. By incorporating recycled steel in our heat exchangers, we are not only reducing our own carbon footprint but also driving the entire value chain towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.” Anna Blomborg, Industry Manager Data centers, Alfa Laval

For further information, please contact:

Oliver Hellberg, Head of Marketing

Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers, Energy Division, Alfa Laval

Phone: +46 730434478

E-mail: oliver.hellberg@alfalaval.com

About EcoDataCenter:

EcoDataCenter is a leading supplier of sustainable data centers, founded in 2014 to enable the green transition. In 2019 the company opened the doors to one of the world’s most sustainable data centers, EcoDataCenter 1 in Falun, Sweden. The ambition is to become the leading data center company in the Nordics. Clients today range from AI Natives, large industries and space exploration.

About the SSAB Zero™:

SSAB Zero™ has zero fossil carbon emission (less than 0.05 kg CO2e emissions per kg steel in scope 1 and 2) in operations, including purchased energy and transportation. SSAB practices market-based emission factors for the electricity used and may secure fossil-free electricity through electricity guarantees of origin. Fossil fuels remain in the ground as SSAB has implemented a system to manage and ensure the correct source and use of alternatives connected to the production of SSAB Zero™. Only recycled steel is used as a raw material, which means SSAB Zero™ supports the circular economy. SSAB does not engage in carbon emission offsetting activities.

This is Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, and is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets. Together, we are pioneering positive impact.

Alfa Laval has 20,300 employees. Annual sales in 2022 were SEK 52.1 billion (approx. EUR 4.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.


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