Interview with Julien Gennetier

Julien Gennetier  –   Vice President Energy Division and President Business Unit Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers

Hi Julien!

Who are you, and what is your role at Alfa Laval?

I am working with heat transfer technology for Alfa Laval's customers in various industries worldwide and help them meet their efficiency goals.

Can you tell us a bit about your experience within the energy sector?

Having been with Alfa Laval for 18 years now, I have been exposed to a wide range of industrial sectors such as refinery and petrochemical using or producing energy. Most of the work we do at Alfa Laval is connected to the understanding of how we can optimize the performance of our customers' processes. Very often, our heat transfer technologies can play a crucial role here, typically by maximizing the energy efficiency of the process.

In your opinion, what is the most overlooked problem within the energy sector right now?

Energy efficiency! It is definitely a somewhat less publicized part of the solution to the world's energy challenge.

How can heat exchangers make an impact on energy efficiency?

Through their unparalleled performance, plate heat exchangers offer economically viable solutions to reuse waste heat for other applications like district heating, improving the energy efficiency of industrial processes or increasing the performance of heating and cooling building networks.

What will I miss out on if I can't make it to the on-site event the 23rd May?

In connection with the Nordic Clean Energy Week, we would like to give you the opportunity to visit the biggest plate heat exchanger factory in the world. Combined with our other factories distributed worldwide, we deliver 50 GW of new energy savings every year. We would be very happy to share what we have already achieved together and discuss further with our experts and peers what can be done in the years to come.

Register to the site visit

Meet Julien at the event, that takes place at Alfa Laval's Headquarters in Lund on: May 23, 17.30-20.30