EcoPlastiC presented at the BioICEP Final Event

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EU-funded Horizon 2020 BioICEP project (Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics) organized a ceremonial event marking the completion of the project. This event was the culmination of years of effort, innovation, and collaboration among partners from 15 participating institutions. This event took place in Belgrade (Serbia), it was focused around the topic Advancing Plastics Circular Economy: A Leap Forward in Closing the Loop and was attended by more than 80 registered participants.

The program included a variety of activities, including presentations of project results, panel discussions on key topics in biotechnology and the circular economy, as well as a poster and flash presentation sessions where doctoral students presented their research. The presence of startup companies focusing on similar themes was noted, such as Logoplaste (Pedro Santana),Bpacks (Aleksandra Nesic) and Eko Bio Invest (Marina Cvijanovic), but the agenda also included the policy makers’ point of view which was discussed in a presentation by the Public Policy Research Center (Branka Andjelkovic).

Additionally, several other European projects were presented:

EcoPlastiC – Eco conversion of lower grade PET and mixed recalcitrant PET plastic waste into high performing biopolymers

MIX-UP – MIXed plastics biodegradation and UPcycling using microbial communities

Upstream – For waste-free European rivers

BioPolyCycle - a project coordinated by Jerzy Haber Institute for Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IKiFP PAN), with partners from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE)

EcoPlastiC presentation by Dr. Margaret Brennan Fournet (TUS)

MIX-UP presentation by Prof. Tanja Narancic (UCD)

Upstream presentation by Prof. Filomena Freitas (NOVA)

BioPolyCycle presentation by Prof. Maciej Guzik (IKiFP PAN)

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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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