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Re:newcell

Objective

To develop sustainable textile recycling processes to more efficiently use the resources we have today.

Overview

re:newcell’s textile recycling technology transforms a high cellulosic portion fabric into high quality recycled dissolving pulp. The process does not require any environmentally harmful chemicals, and the re:newcell pulp can be fed into the commercial textile production chain. Pre-commercial bench scale concept proven – operational from 2017.

Manufacturing Process

Chemical cellulosic recycling.

Manufacturing Location

Kristinehamn, Sweden

Fiber Production 2016/17 (MT)

TBD (pre-commercial)

Growth in production (2015/16 - 2016/17)

TBD (pre-commercial)

Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2016/17)

TBD (pre-commercial)

Projected growth in production

Commercial manufacturing line under construction – 7000 ton capacity in 2017

Yield (see accompanying “TE Position” notes)

N/A

Rainfed/ Irrigated

N/A

Water Management

N/A

Soil Fertility

N/A

Biodiversity

N/A

GMOs Permitted?

Potential for GMOs to enter supply chains through feedstock as a result of over 80% conventional cotton being genetically modified.

Use of Hazardous Pesticides

N/A

Use of Synthetic Fertilizer

N/A

LCA available?

No

Water Consumption (m3/ 1000kg fiber*) or best practices used to conserve water

TBD (pre-commercial)

Primary Energy Demand MJ /1000 kg fiber *

TBD (pre-commercial)

Global Warming (kg of CO2-eq/ 1000kg fiber*)

TBD (pre-commercial)

Eutrophication (kg of phosphate-eq/ 1000 kg fiber *)

N/A

Social considerations / regulations

Potential for GMOs to enter supply chains through feedstock as a result of over 80% conventional cotton being genetically modified.

Verification / Certification (farm level)

N/A

Chain of Custody (supply chain)

N/A

Product marketing/labeling

TBD (pre-commercial)

Consumer recognition

Large B2B recognition and growing consumer awareness. Will launch in retail in 2017.

Livelihoods

N/A

Product marketing/labeling

Cost competitive to conventional MMCF.

Quality perception/ implications

Physical characteristics are equal or higher than fibers made from virgin material.
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