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.
Series of mechano-green, chemical and biocatalytic technologies
Novel process for the preparation of highly fermentable monomer and oligomer feedstock streams
Microbiome processing to produce new biopolymers from monomer feedstocks
Green recovery including optimized enzyme cocktail will be employed
Enhancing biopolymer properties & creating demonstration prototypes
We have diverse and complementary backgrounds in material science, polymer engineering, enzymology, microbiology, bioengineering and chemical engineering.
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.