Alfa Laval supports refinery in its transition towards biofuels

Alfa Laval supports refinery in its transition towards biofuels

LUND, Sweden, December 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alfa Laval has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of CVR Energy, Inc., a US-based renewable fuels and petroleum refining company, to supply processing systems for the pre-treatment of raw materials as part of a strategic investment in the refinery, which CVR’s expansion supports renewable biofuel production.

Alfa Laval will supply pre-treatment systems consisting of various devices such as separators, heat exchangers, pumps and agitators designed to reduce impurities in the feedstocks prior to conversion into biofuel. The systems are intended to support a more cost-effective supply of sustainable raw materials.

As part of the ongoing energy transition, many refineries in the US and Europe are converted to biofuel plants. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), replacing fossil fuels with biofuels is one of the most important ways to decarbonize the transport sector. And in the “net-zero emissions by 2050” scenario, biofuels are expected to account for 64 percent of the sector’s renewable energy consumption in 2030.

“Alfa Laval has extensive experience and expertise in both oil refining and biofuel processes,” says Nih Patel, President of the Food & Water Division at Alfa Laval. “Together with our premium product range, we are becoming a reliable partner for our customers in this important transition to a more sustainable energy supply. By changing and optimizing current processes, we can make a big difference while working in parallel on tomorrow’s solutions.”

Did you know… According to the IEA, the annual global demand for biofuels will increase by 28 percent to 186 billion liters by 2026.

This is Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a global leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and liquid handling and operates in the energy, marine and food and water sectors and offers its expertise, products and service to a wide range of industries in approximately 100 countries. The company is committed to streamlining processes, creating responsible growth and driving progress to help customers achieve their business goals and sustainability goals.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies purify, refine and reuse materials, promoting a more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment and reduced emissions. As a result, Alfa Laval not only accelerates success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Make the world better, every day.

Alfa Laval has 17,900 employees. annual turnover in 2021 SEK 40.9 billion (approx. 4 billion euros). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

For more information, please contact:
Eve Schiller
PR manager
Alfa Laval
Phone: + 46 46 36 71 01
Mobile: +46 709 38 71 01

John Lundin
Head of Investor Relations
Alfa Laval
Phone: +46 46 36 65 10
Mobile: +46 730 46 30 90

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