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Alfa Laval at COP27: “Energy efficiency has never been more relevant than now, on the road toward net zero”

By manufacturing and servicing plate heat exchangers, Alfa Laval supports its customers to save 100 GW — equal to the energy produced by new wind turbines annually. And the potential is much higher than that - especially in the industry sector.
During the UN climate conference COP27, Alfa Laval participated in the COP27 Climate Hub, an on-site and digital broadcast hosted by We Don’t Have Time from Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Thomas Møller, President Energy Division of Alfa Laval joined the broadcast from Sharm El-Sheikh together with IEA, ABB, Microsoft, and the UNFCCC to talk about energy efficiency as a tool for mitigating the climate crisis.
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Thomas Møller joined the COP27 Climate Hub on November 11 to talk about energy efficiency as a solution to the climate crisis

Energy efficiency represents more than 40% of the emissions reductions that we need to see by 2040, and since it is a solution that can be implemented right away, it presents an opportunity to catch up on the lacking climate action that we have seen so far. Alfa Laval’s heat exchangers are one way of saving a lot of energy, already today. The positive climate impact has been taken one step further with the first unit being made using fossil-free steel in partnership with SSAB, a first step towards reaching the goal of manufacturing the first carbon-neutral plate heat exchanger by 2030.
Thomas also brought up the huge energy savings potential from properly servicing existing heat exchangers, which can reduce the world’s carbon emissions by 2.5%. One example of how we are enabling this is the collaboration between Alfa Laval and Microsoft to aim to optimize performance with new digital solutions.
Heat exchangers play an essential role in reusing waste heat from industrial processes that today are being lost. For example, if all data centers reused their waste heat by 2030, it could be used to heat 300 million homes in Europe.
"Half of the energy efficiency potential actually sits in the industries: almost two-thirds of the energy being produced in the US is never being used; it goes to waste, and I think this is the opportunity to recover the waste heat and use it," said Thomas, referring to potential uses for heat that is generated but is wasted.

Rewatch the COP27 Climate Hub anytime on We Don’t Have Time Play.
  • Evangeline Wanjiru

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    The time is now...we literally don't have time.

    • Adam Wallin

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      Thanks for highlighting the importance of energy efficiency NOW, we can save so much time in the transition if we limit our energy consumption.

      • Sarah Chabane

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        Energy efficiency is the way to go, it should be a priority for all governments and companies out there

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