“Addressing the problem of plastic waste:development of an enzymatic process for PET recycling”
byAlain MARTY, Chief Scientific Officer of CARBIOS
Clermont-Ferrand, France, September 16, 2019 (06:45 AM CEST) – CARBIOS (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a company pioneering new, bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, will present the company’s innovative enzymatic process for PET plastic recycling at the XXV Enzyme Engineering Conference in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
CARBIOS Chief Scientific Officer, Prof. Alain Marty will explain the development of novel enzymes allowing PET plastics such as bottles, packaging and textiles to be recycled in an eco-responsible way. Drawing on the company’s proprietary enzyme engineering technologies and the extensive experience of its team and partners, CARBIOS has developed a breakthrough solution to infinitely recycle all kind of PET plastics and polyester fibers.
Enzymes are ubiquitous in our modern industry, but they have never been applied to the lifecycle of plastics. CARBIOS is the first player to bridge this gap and bring a game changing answer to the global plastic pollution crisis by creating a genuine circular economy. CARBIOS enzymes can breakdown PET waste into its basic components, which can then be used in any original application. This resource conserving approach can make an important contribution to sustainability.
“Our advances foreshadow the industrial deployment of a revolutionary technology which will allow improved recycling for some of the most commonly used plastics. Our goal is to provide consumers and corporates with an efficient and competitive circular economy solution that can help tackle the global plastic pollution crisis”, comments Jean-Claude Lumaret, CEO of CARBIOS. “We believe that enzymatic engineering can provide a disruptive industrial solution combining improved recycling performance with the highest sustainability standards”, comments Prof. Alain Marty, CSO of CARBIOS.