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Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics

Project description

Transforming plastic waste into new polymers

Europe’s waste management policy has evolved over the last 30 years – shifting away from discarding waste as an unwanted burden to seeing it as a valued resource. Today, plastic waste is considered a priority waste stream. The EU-funded BioICEP project aims to reduce the burden of plastic waste. Forming a European-Chinese collaboration, the project will develop a solution for mixed plastic pollution environments. Specifically, researchers will work on three innovative booster technologies aimed at increasing plastics degradation to record levels. BioICEP will take a triple-action depolymerisation systems approach to break down plastic waste: mechano-biochemical disintegration processes, biocatalytic digestion and microbial consortia. The outputs will be used as building blocks for new polymers or other bioproducts.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-CN-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Dublin Road
Athlone
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 905 637

Participants (11)

ACTECO PRODUCTOS Y SERVICIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 192 437
Address
C Zamora 24 Poligono Industrial L Alfac Iii
03440 Ibi Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 875
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVECOM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 388 750
Address
Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CLAUSTHAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 675
Address
Adolph Romer Strasse 2A
38678 Clausthal Zellerfeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT ZA MOLEKULARNU GENETIKU I GENETICKO INZENJERSTVO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 473 500
Address
Vojvode Stepe 444A
11010 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 412 250
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 398 910
Address
Moylish Park
V94 Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LOGOPLASTE INNOVATION LAB LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 275 063
Address
Estrada Da Malveira Ed Logoplaste Mato Romao
2750 782 Cascais
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROLIFE SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 396 875
Address
Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 383 015
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 424 802
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments