Alfa Laval sources low-carbon copper
SWEDEN: Alfa Laval has teamed up with Swedish mining and smelting company Boliden as a source for low-carbon copper to produce its heat exchangers.
Part of its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, Alfa Laval plans to produce its first heat exchanger made using Boliden’s copper this year.
Boliden’s low-carbon copper is produced from copper mined in the north of Sweden and recycled material such as electronic waste, using clean energy which is said to give the raw material one of the lowest carbon footprints of any refined copper in the world.
The copper will mainly be used in Alfa Laval’s brazed heat exchangers which are used for heating, cooling, evaporation and condensing in numerous applications, including heat pumps.