Deliverable 8.4 or also known as "Interim report on scientific dissemination and exploitation of results incl. risk assesment, ethical, societal, and intellectual property aspects" is finally published.
Click on the article and find the whole document in the appendix!
We want to thank Ronan who is finishing his work on P4SB at our partner's university in Surrey. Ronan made a successful contribution to the P4SB project by developing a consortium of E. coli and Pseudomonas for PET degradation.
You did great work, Ronan! Good luck for your career!
The plastics we cannot see also hurt the planet. When we think of plastic: bottles, containers, fabrics, toys and foams come to mind. But further, we dump large amounts of plastics into the environment and we are not even able to see them.
A Spanish popular science magazine "universo" for the blind people has published a short article about the P4SB project in which Auxi from our project partner CSIC was interviewed. The story about P4SB (in Spanish only) can be found on pages 10 to 12.
Mexican researchers obtained a particularly high biodedegradation on a polyether polyurethane foam with 65% of dry weight losses. To get this result, they incubated the foam with a fungal strain of C. tenuissimum for 21 days.