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Carbios inks €7m collaboration

15.04.2013 - French green plastics company Carbios has secured exclusive patent rights from a collaboration with the National Institute for Agricultural Research.

The five-year collaboration of Carbios (Clermon-Ferrant) and INRA (Paris) at the Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) research centre is part of the €22m THANAPLAST™ private-public consortium on plastics, comprising the CNRS, INRA, the Université de Poitiers, Deinove, the Barbier Group, and the Limagrain Group.

 The Carbios-INRA project will focus on the development of bioprocesses for recovering plastic waste and producing economically competitive bio-based polymers. The interdisciplinary collaboration will include R&D staff from TWB, the 3BCar Carnot Institute and two INRA groups. The INRA groups will focus on enzyme screening, enzymatic catalysis and cell engineering.

 Carbios is developing solutions for transforming the global supply of over 100 million tons of plastic waste into a novel, high-quality, renewable raw material for the plastics industry. The company offers a viable economic alternative to the depletion of agricultural resources and the rarefaction of fossil fuels.

Carbios CEO Jean-Claude Lumaret commented that "although Europe generates almost 25 million metric tons of plastic waste each year, only 20% of that is recycled. The recovery of such an important renewable resource is a key business issue. We are delighted to have signed this partnership agreement with LISBP and Micalis - two INRA R&D groups that are internationally renowned for their know-how and expertise in enzymatic bioprocesses. By combining our skills and resources, the resulting synergy will be an impressive driver for innovation and the development of breakthrough industrial bioprocesses".

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