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Horizon Europe Project

From plastic waste to sustainable BioPolymers

EcoPlastiC develops novel technologies that convert mixed plastic waste into high-performance biopolymers that can be perpetually recycled.

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Series of mechano-green, chemical and biocatalytic technologies

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Novel process for the preparation of highly fermentable monomer and oligomer feedstock streams

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Microbiome processing to produce new biopolymers from monomer feedstocks

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Green recovery including optimized enzyme cocktail will be employed

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Enhancing biopolymer properties & creating demonstration prototypes


We have diverse and complementary backgrounds in material science, polymer engineering, enzymology, microbiology, bioengineering and chemical engineering.

  1. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest logo
  2. Avecom logo
  4. KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
  5. Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering logo

Our mission

Working together towards plastics circular economy

Nature works in cycles - the output of one cycle is a resource for the next. If our economy and technology approach follows this pattern, the plastic waste of today could become the gold of tomorrow.

Develop novel technology for depolymerization of mixed plastic

We work towards a highly efficient system delivered through high risk, high gain industrial technical research and development.

Validate via lab-scale proof of concept

We optimize material and microbial processes with the end goal to propose an outline pilot plant system.

Demonstrate environmental & economic sustainability

The LCA, S-LCA, LCC, CAPEX, OPEX, techno-economic assessments will confirm the future commercial viability and improvement vs. current solutions.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder programme under grant agreement No 101046758

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The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder programme under agreement No 101046758

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