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News from our Members - Carbios

Carbios announces the publication of an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, entitled “An engineered pet-depolymerase to break down and recycle plastics bottles”.

The article describes the development of a novel enzyme, which can biologically depolymerize all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste, followed by an extremely efficient recycling into new bottles.



Carbios’ recycling process creates a a real transition to a circular economy, this technology also paves the way for recycling pet fibers.


Nature recognizes the ground-breaking quality of the enzymatic engineering research being done by Carbios and TBI, that is paving the way to virtuous management of plastic waste.

“Carbios is the first company to successfully combine the two scientific worlds of enzymology and plastics”, as Dr. Philippe Pouletty, CEO of Truffle Capital and Co-founder of Carbios, comments.

The article outlines Carbios process for converting plastic waste into new bottles, which is a breakthrough towards circular economy.


To read the article in Nature, please find the link here.

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