A new prestigious scientific publication for Carbios marks the expansion of its research to other plastics
- The publication in Chemical Reviews, one of the 10 most influential scientific journals in the world, marks a turning point for Carbios in the search for enzymes to degrade plastics other than PET and PLA
- By collaborating with Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI) and the University of Bordeaux, Carbios brings together different fields of expertise to advance plastics circularity
Clermont-Ferrand, France, 21 March 2023 (19.00 ECT). Carbios announces the publication of an article entitled “Enzymes’ power for plastics degradation” in Chemical Reviews, one of the 10 most influential scientific journals in the world. The article is a comprehensive and critical review of research published to date on the enzymatic degradation of all types of plastics (PET, PLA, polyolefins, polyurethanes, polyamides) and includes almost 700 references. Co-authored by biotechnology researchers from Carbios and its academic partner Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI), as well as two eminent professors in polymer science from the University of Bordeaux, the work brings together expertise in the fields of enzymology, polymer science and industry in order to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastic.
Beyond the comprehensive bibliographical study, the authors analyzed the data to discuss the scope, limitations, challenges and opportunities of enzymatic plastic recycling with a view to developing innovations and industrial processes. The article’s unique standpoint and added value with regard to issues surrounding plastic pollution is its critical view on technology transfer and industrial scalability.
“Any new scientific research project begins with an exhaustive bibliographical study, as we did for our PET biorecycling and PLA biodegradation technologies. Today, Carbios is the most advanced company in the industrialization of its PET biorecycling technology,” commented Alain Marty, Chief Scientific Officer at Carbios. “Carbios’ mission is to bring all types of plastics into the circular economy. I am therefore very proud to have collaborated with our long-term partner TBI, as well as with new partners at the University of Bordeaux, on the article published in Chemical Reviews which will serve as the basis for research into biological recycling solutions for other polymers.”
“Following the invitation to write an article for the upcoming Thematic Issue of Chemical Reviews, we collaborated once more with Carbios. In line with the subject ‘Bridging the Gaps: Learning from Catalysis across Boundaries’, our collaboration goes beyond the boundaries of plastics and polymer science in order to consider industrial feasibility, and find new solutions for different polymers using biocatalysis,” said Isabelle André, Research Director at CNRS. “As a researcher, it is always gratifying and rewarding to see the fruit of hard work published in a prestigious journal, and I congratulate all the researchers involved.”
To read the article in Chemical Reviews, click here : https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrev.2c00644
Publication has been scheduled for the upcoming Thematic Issue “Bridging the Gaps: Learning from Catalysis across Boundaries”.
Author(s): Tournier, Vincent (Carbios) ; Duquesne, Sophie (TBI) ; Guillamot, Frédérique (Carbios) ; Cramail, Henri (Université Bordeaux); Taton, Daniel (Université Bordeaux); Marty, Alain (Carbios); André, Isabelle (TBI)
 Toulouse Biotechnology Institute, joint research unit associating INSA of Toulouse, CNRS and INRAE
A new prestigious scientific publication for Carbios marks the expansion of its research to other plastics21 March 2023 | 19h00
The publication in Chemical Reviews, one of the 10 most influential scientific journals in the world, marks a turning point for Carbios in the search...