Alfa Laval is extending its global collaboration with Schneider Electric to digitise and analyse data to improve operational efficiency. The two companies will use near real-time energy consumption data across sites, countries and regions to identify and define energy efficiency projects. The collaboration is part of Alfa Laval’s efforts to become carbon neutral across the entire value chain by 2030.
The collaboration with Schneider Electric began in 2019 and was designed to digitise the company’s energy infrastructure. Capturing energy consumption data across the business resulted in the identification of energy efficiency projects and initiatives to reduce energy usage and cost across sites, countries, and regions. In this next step, the two companies will develop Alfa Laval’s roadmap towards extended use of renewable energy, switching from natural gas to other more sustainable alternatives. Alfa Laval has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 across the entire value chain, and this collaboration is an important step towards realising this ambition.
“Accomplishing our carbon neutrality target will require efforts in our entire supply chain and enhanced collaboration with our customers, suppliers and the societies in which we operate,” says Mikael Tydén, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations at Alfa Laval. “We have joined the Exponential Roadmap Initiative to support the implementation of energy efficient solutions. Our extended partnership agreement with Schneider Electric is another concrete activity of reaching the 1.5° C scenario set in the Paris Agreement.”