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Alfa Laval – Capturing the potential in the hydrogen sector

Alfa Laval is establishing a new business unit – Business Unit Electrolyzer and Fuel Cell Technologies – with the aim of capturing business opportunities in the hydrogen sector. This initiative underlines the company’s commitment to driving the energy transformation towards clean energy sources.
Over the past three years, Alfa Laval has been present in the hydrogen market, pioneering products and solutions in the areas of electrolyzers and fuel cells. Recognizing the potential, Alfa Laval has decided to establish a new business unit and develop new products and solutions in hydrogen applications in collaboration with industry leaders. Drawing upon the company’s extensive expertise in heat transfer and metallurgy, Alfa Laval is uniquely positioned in the hydrogen economy.
Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval, comments: "The creation of a dedicated business unit confirms our commitment to drive the necessary actions in the evolving energy landscape. Hydrogen plays a pivotal role in the energy transition and our ambition is to speed up this transformation through innovation and the industrialization of electrolyzer and fuel cell components.”
Alfa Laval today also announces that it will build an Innovation Center dedicated to heat exchangers, fuel cells and electrolyzer components to further drive innovation, R&D, and testing in these areas, both from a capability and pace perspective. The innovation center will be located at the company’s headquarters in Lund, where the largest heat exchanger factory is located. The investment is significant both in terms of resources and equipment.
Madeleine Gilborne, currently the Head of Clean Technologies and Vice President of the Energy Division, will take the role as President of the new business unit. The unit will be established by 1 January 2024 and will be part of the Energy Division.
Discover Alfa Laval's energy efficient clean hydrogen solutions:

Did you know?
While renewable energy sources like solar and wind are the fastest growing energy providers today, a significant portion of future energy demands cannot be directly electrified. This necessitates the use of clean molecules such as hydrogen. Hydrogen, generated through electrolysis, is at the forefront of this transition.
Some explanations:
  • Electrolyzer: This device uses renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases through an electrolytic process.
  • Fuel Cell: Converts the chemical energy of a fuel, typically hydrogen, and an oxidizing agent (usually oxygen from the air) into electrical energy through an electrochemical reaction.
  • Power-to-X (P2X): A suite of technologies that convert electricity, often from renewable sources, into other energy carriers or chemicals. This includes producing hydrogen through electrolysis and creating derivatives like ammonia or methanol, which can be stored, transported, or used as alternative fuels or feedstocks across various industries. The possibilities are endless.
  • Princess

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    This is a great initiative 👍.

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    • Patrick Kiash

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      Good luck in your investment that will bring significant resources and equipment.

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      • George Kariuki

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        Alfa Laval's move is a positive step for the hydrogen industry and for the global effort to combat climate change.

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        • Rashid Kamau

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          Brilliant idea to facilitate in the fight against climate change.

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          • Diana Mumbi

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            Wonderful idea

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            • Ann Nyambura

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              A Proactive step

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              • walter lungayi

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                It is great to see companies like Alfa Laval taking steps towards clean energy sources. This move aligns with the global push towards reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to sustainable energy sources. It is encouraging to see more and more companies recognizing the importance of investing in clean energy technologies.

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                • Sarah Chabane

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                  Great news Alfa Laval and congratulations to Madeleine!

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    This is a welcome idea as the world struggles to phase out fossil fuels. A new alternative fuel will certainly make it easier

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                    • Jane Wangui

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                      @munene_mugambi We need as many alternatives as we can get. Phasing out fossil fuels is a must.

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                    • Philip mwangi

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                      Nice idea

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