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sUstainable PLastIcs for the Food and drink packaging indusTry

Objective

Recycling facilities are currently struggling when dealing with challenging plastic multi-layers, blends, and additives. Consequently, packaging plastics are mostly landfilled, incinerated or spilled into the environment. The concept of UPLIFT is to introduce biological depolymerization technology as an addition and integration to established recycling practices, by converting persistent plastic waste into more easily recyclable and/or degradable polymers. The project will start by analyzing the value-chains of the future to match and exploit the potential of microbe-and enzyme technology to effectively depolymerize the EoL plastic into monomers. Overall, the project aims at engineering towards greater scale and efficiency. Moreover, in order to contribute to further innovation, UPLIFT will also make use of an advanced high-throughput screening platform to further explore the potential of new and more efficient biocatalysts, among bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Synergies between genetic and protein engineering, as well as eco-engineering of microbial mixed consortia will be under Uplift’s scope. Furthermore, the knowledge of bio-depolymerization will be strategically applied for the eco-design and development of renewable and easy-recyclable polymers, thus making plastic packaging an available feedstock for the circular economy. Introducing biological depolymerization to current recycling practices will increase the capability of dealing with large amounts of currently non-recycled plastics. By doing so, UPLIFT will contribute and facilitate the transition to more efficient recycling facilities, thus paving the way to a sustainable plastic system.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-twostage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 171 351,25

Participants (14)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 662 756,25
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACIB GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 600 866,25
Address
Krenngasse 37/2
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 877 857,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 434 267,50
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 316 336,25
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO-MI DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA PROIZVODNJU, ISTRAZIVANJEI RAZVOJ
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 421 491,25
Address
Put Brdo 15
51211 Matulji
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 437 528,75
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR NATURSTOFF-FORSCHUNG UND INFEKTIONSBIOLOGIE EV HANS-KNOLL-ISTITUT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 916,25
Address
Beutenberg Strasse 11A
07745 Jena
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 547 908,75
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 504 307,50
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOPLASTECH LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 410 823,75
Address
Cashel Road Unit 9 Block C Cashel Business Centre
12 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 886,25
Address
Calle Piamonte 23, Oficina 303
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 402 886,25
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IS VESTFORBRAEDING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 14 997
Address
Ejby Mosevej 219
2600 Glostrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)