July 2019

Recently published article by Professors Gert Weber and Uwe Bornscheuer (University of Greifswald) and colleagues

Structure of the plastic-degrading Ideonella sakaiensis MHETase bound to a substrate

To efficiently digest PET, some microbes like Ideonella cary two proteins. One for polymer degradation and one for dimer hydrolysis. The latter enzyme was now crystallized, as reported in Nature Communication by Professors Gert Weber and Uwe Bornscheuer (University of Greifswald) and colleagues.

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CARBIOS’ Enzymatic Technology to Recycle Complex PET Waste Gets US Patent

Making “Non-recyclable” Waste Recyclable

CARBIOS has received another US patent for its proprietary process of recycling PET plastic waste. This patent application recognizes CARBIOS for its invention of a proprietary method of recycling complex plastics, including colored, opaque and multi-layer products containing a mix of:

  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and
  • At least one additional component (e.g., polyolefins, vinyl polymers, rubber, cotton or nylon fibers, paper, aluminum, starch, wood, etc.).

Curious? Go check out the article here!

Innovative solutions against plastics in our ocean

The Result Packs of the European Commission reported about P4SB recently

P4SB has been in the spotlight of GreenNews Techno N° 290 (in French)!