Carbios/Novozymes : Partnership in bio-recycl...

Partnership in bio-recycling of PET

(Source: Novozymes)
(Source: Novozymes)

An exclusive long-term global strategic partnership has been announced by Carbios, a leader in the development of biological technologies to reinvent the life cycle of plastics and textiles, and Novozymes, a leader in biological solutions. This major agreement ensures the long-term production and supply of Carbios’ proprietary PET-degrading enzymes at an industrial scale for (according to the company) the world’s first biological PET-recycling plant in Longlaville/France, as well as Carbios’ future licensee customers.
Carbios SA, Clermont-Ferrand/France, and Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd/Denmark, have had a partnership since 2019 to develop enzyme-based solutions and address the sustainability challenge of plastic pollution, both within PET-recycling and PLA-biodegradation. The 2 companies will extend their collaboration to develop, optimize and produce enzymes that will subsequently be supplied by Novozymes to all licensees of Carbios’ technology. The new agreement grants both parties exclusivity in the field of the partnership.
The strategic partnership supports the large-scale industrial deployment of Carbios’ patented PET-recycling technology starting with its future industrial reference unit in Longlaville. Construction will begin later in 2023. Production at the plant is set to start in 2025 and the processing capacity will be 50,000 tons of waste per year.

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