South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation (SIS&DT)”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision

Wellcome to Rec Alkaline (FI)

 |  Category: SPCleantech News

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.

Effectiveness
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.

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