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MIXed plastics biodegradation and UPcycling using microbial communities

Project description

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-CN-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 509 955
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 720 638,75
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOPREMA
France
EU contribution
€ 50 500
Address
14 Rue Saint Nazaire
67100 Strasbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 426,25
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOPLASTECH LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 521 882,50
Address
Cashel Road Unit 9 Block C Cashel Business Centre
12 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 417 922,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
PGS PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 625
Address
Struverweg 116
52070 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AB Enzymes GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 750
Address
Feldbergstrasse 78
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)