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Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics


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Antimicrobial Active Bioplastics Using Triangular Silver Nanoplate Integrated Polycaprolactone and Polylactic Acid Films

Author(s): Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia; Olivia A. Attallah; Marija Mojicevic; Declan M. Devine; Margaret Brennan Fournet
Published in: Materials, 14/5/1132, 2021, Page(s) 1132, ISSN 1996-1944
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/ma14051132

Mixta tenebrionis sp. nov., isolated from the gut of the plastic-eating mealworm Tenebrio molitor L.

Author(s): Mengli Xia, Jialei Wang, Yi-Xin Huo, Yu Yang
Published in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 70/2, 2020, Page(s) 790-796, ISSN 1466-5026
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.003826

Macro and Micro Routes to High Performance Bioplastics: Bioplastic Biodegradability and Mechanical and Barrier Properties

Author(s): Olivia A. Attallah; Marija Mojicevic; Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia; Muhammad Azeem; Yuanyuan Chen; Shumayl Asmawi; Margaret Brennan Fournet
Published in: Polymers, 13/13, 2021, Page(s) 2155, ISSN 2073-4360
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/polym13132155

Rendering Bio-Inert Low Density Polyethylene Amenable For Biodegradation Via Fast High Throughput Reactive Extrusion Assisted Oxidation

Author(s): Pablo Ferrero, Olivia A. Attallah, Miguel Ángel Valera, Ivana Aleksic, Muhammad Azeem, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Margaret Brennan Fournet
Published in: Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2021, ISSN 1572-8919
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.21203/

Computational Redesign of a PETase for Plastic Biodegradation under Ambient Condition by the GRAPE Strategy

Author(s): Yinglu Cui, Yanchun Chen, Xinyue Liu, Saijun Dong, Yu’e Tian, Yuxin Qiao, Ruchira Mitra, Jing Han, Chunli Li, Xu Han, Weidong Liu, Quan Chen, Wangqing Wei, Xin Wang, Wenbin Du, Shuangyan Tang, Hua Xiang, Haiyan Liu, Yong Liang, Kendall N. Houk, Bian Wu
Published in: ACS Catalysis, 11/3, 2021, Page(s) 1340-1350, ISSN 2155-5435
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c05126

Polyhydroxyalkanoate/Antifungal Polyene Formulations with Monomeric Hydroxyalkanoic Acids for Improved Antifungal Efficiency

Author(s): Marina Pekmezovic; Melina Kalagasidis Krusic; Ivana Malagurski; Jelena Milovanovic; Karolina Stępień; Maciej Guzik; Romina Charifou; Ramesh Babu; Kevin O’Connor; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Published in: Antibiotics, 2021, ISSN 2079-6382
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics10060737

Cellulosimicrobium composti sp. nov., a thermophilic bacterium isolated from compost

Author(s): Hu Lin, Xia Mengli, Gao Xi,Yi-XinHuo
Published in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 71/7, 2021, Page(s) 4905, ISSN 1466-5034
Publisher: Microbiology Society
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004905

Composite Films of Thermoplastic Starch and CaCl2 Extracted from Eggshells for Extending Food Shelf-Life

Author(s): Jeovan A. Araujo, Yvonne J. Cortese, Marija Mojicevic, Margaret Brennan Fournet, Yuanyuan Chen
Published in: Polysaccharides, 2/3, 2021, Page(s) 677-690, ISSN 2673-4176
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/polysaccharides2030041

Fast, High Monomer Yield from Post-consumer Polyethylene Terephthalate via Combined Microwave and Deep Eutectic Solvent Hydrolytic Depolymerization

Author(s): Olivia A. Attallah; Arno Janssens; Muhammad Azeem; Margaret Brennan Fournet
Published in: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 9/50, 2021, Page(s) 17174–17185, ISSN 2168-0485
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c07159

Progressing Plastics Circularity: A Review of Mechano-Biocatalytic Approaches for Waste Plastic (Re)valorization

Author(s): Nikolaivits Efstratios, Pantelic Brana, Azeem Muhammad, Taxeidis George, Babu Ramesh, Topakas Evangelos, Brennan Fournet Margaret, Nikodinovic-Runic Jasmina
Published in: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2021, ISSN 2296-4185
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.696040

Upcycling Biodegradable PVA/Starch Film to a Bacterial Biopigment and Biopolymer

Author(s): Brana Pantelic; Marijana Ponjavic; Vukasin Jankovic; Ivana Aleksic; Sanja Stevanovic; James Murray; Margaret Brennan Fournet; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Published in: Polymers, 2021, ISSN 2073-4360
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/polym13213692

Intestinirhabdus alba gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae, isolated from the gut of plastic-eating larvae of the Coleoptera insect Zophobas atratus

Author(s): Ziyu Xu, Mengli Xia, Yi-Xin Huo, Yu Yang
Published in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 70/9, 2020, Page(s) 4951-4959, ISSN 1466-5026
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004364

Understanding bioplastic materials - current state and trends

Author(s): Sanja Jeremic, Jelena Milovanovic, Marija Mojicevic, Sanja Skaro-Bogojevic, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Published in: Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 00, 2020, Page(s) 51-51, ISSN 0352-5139
Publisher: Documenta Chemica Yugoslavia
DOI: 10.2298/jsc200720051j

Biodegradation and mineralization of polystyrene by plastic-eating superworms Zophobas atratus

Author(s): Yu Yang, Jialei Wang, Mengli Xia
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 708, 2020, Page(s) 135233, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135233

Novel Transaminase and Laccase from Streptomyces spp. Using Combined Identification Approaches

Author(s): Erica E. Ferrandi; Jelena Spasic; Lidija Djokic; Yevhen Vainshtein; Ramsankar Senthamaraikannan; Sandra Vojnovic; Christian Grumaz; Daniela Monti; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Published in: Catalysts, 2021, ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/catal11080919

Microbial Degradation and Valorization of Plastic Wastes

Author(s): Jiakang Ru, Yixin Huo, Yu Yang
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 2020, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00442

Progressing Ultragreen, Energy-Efficient Biobased Depolymerization of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) via Microwave-Assisted Green Deep Eutectic Solvent and Enzymatic Treatment

Author(s): Olivia A. Attallah, Muhammad Azeem, Efstratios Nikolaivits, Evangelos Topakas, Margaret Brennan Fournet
Published in: Polymers, 14/1, 2021, Page(s) 109, ISSN 2073-4360
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/polym14010109

Myroides albus sp. nov., isolated from the gut of plastic-eating larvae of the coleopteran insect Zophobas atratus

Author(s): Mengli Xia, Lin Hu, Yi-Xin Huo, Yu Yang
Published in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 70/10, 2020, Page(s) 5460-5466, ISSN 1466-5026
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004429

Study on the influence of advanced treatment processes on the surface properties of polylactic acid for a bio-based circular economy for plastics

Author(s): Georgia Sourkouni, Charalampia Kalogirou, Philipp Moritz, Anna Gödde, Pavlos K. Pandis, Oliver Höfft, Stamatina Vouyiouka, Antonis A. Zorpasd, Christos Argirusis
Published in: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 76, 2021, ISSN 1350-4177
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2021.105627

Synthesis and characterization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) precursors and potential degradation products: Toxicity study and application in discovery of novel PETases

Author(s): Milica Djapovic; Dusan Milivojevic; Tatjana Ilic-Tomic; Marija Lješević; Efstratios Nikolaivits; Evangelos Topakas; Veselin Maslak; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Published in: Chemosphere, 2021, ISSN 0045-6535
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4592133

Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and Factors Impacting Its Chemical and Mechanical Characteristics

Author(s): Blaithín McAdam, Margaret Brennan Fournet, Paul McDonald, Marija Mojicevic
Published in: Polymers, 12/12, 2020, Page(s) 2908, ISSN 2073-4360
Publisher: Polymers
DOI: 10.3390/polym12122908

Potential one-step strategy for PET degradation and PHB biosynthesis through co-cultivation of two engineered microorganisms

Author(s): Pan Liu; Tong Zhang; Yi Zheng; Qingbin Li; Tianyuan Su; Qingsheng Qi
Published in: Engineering Microbiology, 1, 2021, ISSN 2667-3703
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.engmic.2021.100003

Discovery and Biochemical Characterization of a Novel Polyesterase for the Degradation of Synthetic Plastics

Author(s): Efstratios Nikolaivits, Evangelos Topakas, Phaedra Dimopoulou, Veselin Maslak, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Published in: Proceedings of 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences, 2020, Page(s) 7572
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/eccs2020-07572