South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the
EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding.
Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is

“IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact”

with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

More information on: ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance

Wellcome to Rec Alkaline (FI)

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Wellcome to our new member from Finland, Rec Alkaline Oy. RecAlkaline Ltd from Nivala (FI) is planning entering Polish market very soon. The company has developed alkaline battery recycling method which has the lowest energy consumption and the highest recycling rate in the market.

The process produces no waste water or air pollution at all. In the process zinc and manganese are being extracted from the mass to micronutrient liquid. Rec Alkaline Ltd. together with Natural Resources Institute Finland has successfully researched possibilities to use this end product as nutrient source for plants cultivation. Cooperation has led to further product development of nutrient liquid used in plant cultivation. Rec Alkaline Ltd has started an investment for building a micronutrient fertilizer factory to Kärsämäki, Finland. This 2,5 Meur investment will be ready in 2017.

Rec Alkaline’s recycling method enables environmentally friendly and energy efficient processing of collected alkaline batteries.

Zinc affects the formation of protein and carbohydrate in plants and is essential for the production of growth hormone auxin. In Finland arable land’s zinc status is relatively good, but zinc has a great demand worldwide. It has been estimated that two billion people suffer from zinc deficiency each year, and approximately 63 million people die to it. The greenhouse effect makes the situation worse, because the increased concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to a reduction in the feed and food crops zinc content

Arable lands in our country suffer from a lack of manganese. Manganese participates in the plant, among other things, to the formation of protein, and its deficiency reduces nitrogen retention and plant photosynthesis, emasculates plant’s leaves and deteriorates roots growth.

End product
End product is a compound of manganese, zinc, potassium, sulphur and small concentrations of copper and iron.