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68. Enzymes Breaking Down Plastic

68. Enzymes Breaking Down Plastic

Update: 2019-10-211
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Martin Stephan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CARBIOS, Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE


Martin Stephan is the Deputy CEO of Carbios, a French biotech startup developing a biological solution to be able to fully recycle plastics.


Preparation of a fermentation unit for the production of enzymes - Photo credit Carbios


Carbios’ technology leverages enzymes that fully break down PET plastic waste, and successfully produce consumer-grade, 100% recycled plastic as a result. The process enables an infinite recycling loop for waste, and accepts all forms of PET plastic, (e.g. soda bottles, colored plastics, polyester).


Fermentation ramp for the production of enzymes & PET biorecycling - CrÇdit photo Carbios


For context, these forms of plastic generally fall victim to landfills, or spill over into our oceans. Major corporations, such as L’Oreal, Nestle, and PepsiCo, each recognize the value of Carbios’ tech and have all entered into a four-year consortium with the company.


PET depolymerization reactor - CrÇdit photo Carbios


 

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68. Enzymes Breaking Down Plastic

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