A competitive circular business model for chemical recycling of textiles

Renewcell has developed a new and unique process for chemical recycling of cellulosic textile fibers. The process returns the cellulose in used cotton and viscose fabric to a circular value chain and does thereby save large amounts of water and energy as compared to production from virgin raw materials. The overarching goal of this project is to create demonstrably competitive circular flows of material at an industrial scale, in which one value chain both deposits and collects material from re:newcell. The combined results of the proposed activities lay the foundation for the economic and sustainable viability for such circular flows of material. A successful project strengthens Renewcell and its Swedish suppliers as a leading edge cluster for chemical textile recycling.

Business models Textile Recycling

Project manager
Harald Cavalli-Björkman
Re:newcell AB
Project time
2018-06-20 to 2020-03-31