CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — September 16, 2019 — CARBIOS — a company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile — will present the company’s innovative enzymatic process for polyethylene terephthalate (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 an early 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,” commented Jean-Claude Lumaret, CEO of CARBIOS. “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.
“We believe that enzymatic engineering can provide a disruptive industrial solution combining improved recycling performance with the highest sustainability standards,” said Prof. Alain Marty, CSO of CARBIOS.
Posted September 17, 2019