2024-05-23 ProductNews

Alfa Laval and Hyme Energy join forces to accelerate the development of equipment for molten salt thermal energy storage

Alfa Laval and Hyme Energy team up to transform green energy production with an innovative steam generator collaboration, marking a significant step towards the maturation of thermal energy storage systems.

Alfa Laval and Hyme Energy have signed a collaboration agreement to develop steam generators specialized for molten hydroxide salt energy storage. Thomas Møller, President of the Energy Division and Executive Vice President at Alfa Laval, and Ask Emil Løvschall-Jensen, CEO and co-founder of Hyme Energy, have just officially formalized this exciting collaboration.

The collaboration between Alfa Laval and Hyme Energy began in 2022 as part of the Molten Salts Storage (MOSS) consortium. The MOSS project, funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), successfully brought to life the world's first molten hydroxide salt energy storage plant, inaugurated on 24 April this year in Esbjerg, Denmark. In this collaboration, Alfa Laval will deliver the Header & Coil steam generator, a critical component for producing steam.

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Hyme Energy’s innovative solution aims to decarbonize steam production utilizing renewable energy even when the sun is not shining, and the wind is not blowing. Credits: KirtXThomsen.

The collaboration leverages the expertise of a world-renowned heat exchanger company like Alfa Laval and the patented innovation from Hyme Energy to accelerate technological advancements in sustainable energy solutions. Further, Alfa Laval will work on upcoming projects with Hyme Energy, accelerating the decarbonization of heat in industries and utilities.

Partnerships like this one with Alfa Laval are crucial for scaling up innovative technologies that can make a significant impact on our energy systems," says Ask Emil Løvschall-Jensen, CEO of Hyme Energy.
This collaboration not only accelerates the development and optimization of steam generators tailored for molten salt applications, but it also demonstrates our commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions. By combining our efforts, we are paving the way for more efficient, cost-effective energy storage that will help drive the transition to a cleaner energy future.”

The collaboration agreement unites forces for accelerating the development of thermal energy storage systems that provide flexibility and security to green energy supply for steam production. The steam generator is not only a key piece of equipment in thermal energy storage solutions but is also essential for electricity generation. 

According to the COP28 commitment, the world must double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency and triple the rate of renewable energy by 2030. That is why energy storage is pivotal when driving the shift towards renewable energy sources and an important pathway to decarbonization and a more sustainable future,” says Thomas Møller, President Energy Division and Executive Vice President, Alfa Laval.
To accelerate decarbonization, we need to implement strong collaborations across the energy sector. We are therefore proud to be part of this partnership with Hyme Energy, serving as a key technology provider and being part of building the first molten hydroxide salt energy storage plant in the world. Together, we can support in accelerating the energy transition further.” says Thomas Møller, President Energy Division and Executive Vice President, Alfa Laval.


For further information, please contact:

Alfa Laval:
Tomas Bäckefjord, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Energy Division
Tel: +46725554458
Email: tomas.backefjord@alfalaval.com

Hyme Energy:
Karine Blandel, Senior Business Developer
Tel: +45 51 52 21 90 


Editor’s notes

This is Alfa Laval

The ability to make the most of what we have is more important than ever. Together with our customers, we’re innovating the industries that society depends on and creating lasting positive impact. We’re set on helping billions of people to get the energy, food, and clean water they need.  And, at the same time, we’re decarbonising the marine fleet that’s the backbone of global trade.

We pioneer technologies and solutions that free our customers to unlock the true potential of resources. As our customers’ businesses grow stronger, the goal of a truly sustainable world edges closer. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets. Together, we’re pioneering positive impact.

Alfa Laval was founded 140 years ago, has customers in some 100 countries, employs more than 21,300 people, and annual sales in 2023 were SEK 63.6 billion (5.5 BEUR) in 2023. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.  


About Hyme Energy

Hyme Energy Aps is a deep tech startup on a mission to make sustainable energy available, always. Hyme's energy storage system provides clean and reliable power and heat, supporting industries and utilities in their decarbonization journeys. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark), Hyme was established in 2021 with the aim of bringing ground-breaking research insights into sodium hydroxide chemistry to the thermal energy storage market.




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