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Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870292

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 904 714,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 789

Coordinated by:

ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

Project description

English EN

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.

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

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 498 875

AVECOM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 388 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CLAUSTHAL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 247 675

INSTITUT ZA MOLEKULARNU GENETIKU I GENETICKO INZENJERSTVO

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 473 500

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 412 250

LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 398 910

LOGOPLASTE INNOVATION LAB LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 275 063

MICROLIFE SOLUTIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 396 875

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 383 015

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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870292

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 904 714,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 789

Coordinated by:

ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland