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Carbios collaborating with Novozymes for enzymes

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Feb '20
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Carbios, a company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with leading biological solutions company, Novozymes. The agreement secures the production of Carbios’ proprietary PET-degrading enzymes at both a demonstration level and an industrial scale.

The Joint Development Agreement also represents a critical step for Carbios in demonstrating the positive environmental impact of its technology and ensures it can provide its future customers with a sustainable solution for the infinite recycling of PET-based products, such as water and soda bottles, plastic packaging and textiles.

Jean-Claude Lumaret, CEO of Carbios, said: “Many years ago we envisioned the great potential of enzymes to bring PET-based plastics and fibres into the circular economy. Following a first partnership on PLA biodegradation with Novozymes that began in January 20191, this agreement on PET recycling reinforces our collaboration. It also demonstrates the trust that the world’s largest provider of enzyme technologies has placed in Carbios. We are proud to share this common ambition to preserve the planet’s resources and to work together with Novozymes, to help build a more sustainable world.”

Jens Kolind, VP Household Care Global Marketing at Novozymes added: “At Novozymes, we help bring biological answers to many of the global challenges we face today. We are happy to expand our collaboration with Carbios where we work together on finding biological solutions to address the significant sustainability challenge of plastic pollution.”

Carbios has developed a biology-based solution which uses enzymes to break down widely used PET plastics and fibres. Unlike the limited recycling potential of mechanical processes, Carbios’ approach gives new value to plastic, preventing post-consumer plastics from manifesting as waste. This agreement with Novozymes, along with the support of Carbios’ consumer brand Consortium, which includes L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, brings the company’s patented solution one step further towards industrial and commercial reality.

Carbios will launch the construction of a demonstration plant for the recycling of PET-based plastics and polyester fibres in 2020. The first operations are expected to begin in 2021, prior to a large-scale industrial deployment.

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