The Project “RECELLO 2.0 Recycling of nonwovens by tearing techniques powered by Renewable Energy”, Small Grants Schemes for Female enterprises “Polish business and innovation programme” benefits from a 163 694 € grant from Norway. The aim of the project is to develop and implement an innovative service of tearing nonwoven fabrics for the purpose of the technological recovery of the raw material.
Total project cost 283.555 €
Norway Funds grant 163 649 €
Lasse Ove Hansen is engaged as Norwegian mentor for the Recello project through his wholly owned advisory company InnoBiz AS. He has comprehensive experience from top management positions in a wide range of industries as well as more than 30 years of management consultancy assignments and professional board memberships in Norway and internationally. He has also had assignments as mentor in several industrial start-up and development programs run by Innovation Norway and its predecessors.
April 22, 2022 Open day at RECELLO
On its open day, the company invited the authorities of the city and commune of Kisielice, local businessmen, representatives of the Employment Office, business partners, investment contractors, employees and associates.
The president of the company provided information on the company's further development plans. RECELLO has met the strict conditions of the "Grants for Entrepreneurial Women" competition carried out under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. As one of the two companies from the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, it was included in the elite group of companies whose projects were qualified for financing from the Norwegian Funds. The scale of competition in this program is best evidenced by the numbers - out of 392 applications, only 56 projects were selected for implementation.
As part of the project financed by the grant, RECELLO will launch an innovative tearing service of particularly difficult materials - nonwovens made of synthetic materials and viscose-cellulose nonwovens. The first tests at various machine manufacturers have already been carried out, their results are analysed in the laboratory of the Institute of Material Science of Textiles and Polymer Composites of the Lodz University of Technology, which is working together with RECELLO to implement the innovation.
The launch of the new line will counteract the generation of waste by manufacturers of hygiene products. In addition, the ecological nature of the investment is supported by the fact that the line will be powered by energy from renewable sources - a micro photovoltaic power plant, also financed by a Norwegian Funds grant, was launched in March 2022.
The new investment, the total cost of which is PLN 1,217,249 (including a subsidy from the Norwegian Funds of PLN 702,709), will create new jobs that are so needed on the local market.
THE NORWAY GRANTS
The Norway Grants and the EEA Grants represent Norway’s contribution towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. Through the Norway Grants and the EEA Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. Norway cooperates closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Together with the other donors, Norway has provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway and are available in the countries that joined the EU after 2003. For the period 2014-2021, the Norway Grants amount to €1.25 billion.
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