Carbios and TechnipFMC to scale up development of PET enzymatic recycling process


Carbios, a French innovative green chemistry company specialising in enzymatic bioprocesses applied to plastic and textile polymers, and UK-based oil and gas technologies specialist, TechnipFMC are launching a project for the industrial development of Carbios PET enzymatic recycling process. This innovation will allow to produce virgin PET from plastic waste. The agreement covers assistance to Carbios for the scale up of its process to ensure industrial competitiveness. Carbios’s proprietary innovation provides an industrial solution to fulfil sustainable development requirements of PET production processes. This process has been developed for the recycling of PET plastics, namely bottles, films and packaging. It enables to overcome constraints and limits of current recycling processes by the treatment of all kind of plastics containing PET (transparent, coloured, opaque and complex), and by the recovery of high-performance virgin PET directly from plastic waste. For the first time, a biological process paves the way to infinite recycling of PET following circular economy principles, the companies stated in a press release. With the collaboration, Carbios expects to benefit from TechnipFMC‘s know-how in bioprocess engineering and from the expertise of its German affiliate Technip Zimmer, in PET polymerisation technologies.


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