CORDIS
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CORDIS

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MIXed plastics biodegradation and UPcycling using microbial communities

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870294

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 365 335

  • EU contribution

    € 5 465 335

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

Project description

English EN

Pouring value into plastic waste streams

Plastics are an important material in our economy, but there are serious downsides for the environment and our health. Plastic adversely affects all ecosystems and microplastics are of particular concern to our health. Increasing plastic waste recycling is a top priority in Europe’s transition towards a circular economy. The EU-funded MIX-UP project is addressing the market needs for new sustainable routes to valorise plastics waste streams. As such, plastic mixtures with five of the top six fossil-based recalcitrant plastics (PP, PE, PUR, PET and PS) and biodegradable plastics such as PLA and PHA, will be used as feedstock for microbial transformations. Not only will this increase the recycling quota, it will add value to poorly recycled plastic waste streams.

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 927 796,25

Participants (9)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 780 838,75

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 509 955

UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 720 638,75

SOPREMA

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 500

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 314 426,25

BIOPLASTECH LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 521 882,50

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 417 922,50

PGS PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 62 625

AB Enzymes GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 158 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870294

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 365 335

  • EU contribution

    € 5 465 335

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany