Carbios and TBI set up an enzyme engineering research center of international scale on plastic recycling and biosynthesis.

CARBIOS (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a French green chemistry company based in Clermont-Ferrand, announced today a strategic alliance with INSA Toulouse through the internationally recognized laboratory “Toulouse Biotechnology Institute”, a mixed research unit INSA Toulouse, INRA, CNRS.

 

Carbios is establishing, with TBI, a research center for enzymatic engineering, which will be focused on plastic recycling and biosynthesis. This laboratory, unprecedented in the world of enzymatic engineering and dedicated to plastic applications, will be inaugurated on January 28, 2020, at INSA Toulouse.

 

The cooperative laboratory, called “PoPLaB” (Plastic Polymers and Biotechnologies), is the culmination of seven years of scientific collaboration. This collective work led in 2016, to the creation of Carbiolice, Carbios’ subsidiary, dedicated to PLA biodegradation and in 2019, to the first 100% PET plastic bottles produced through Carbios’ biorecycling process.

Carbios also announced that it is becoming a member of the INSA Toulouse Foundation, an initiative that strengthens the links between the two entities. The Foundation makes a significant contribution to the training and international openness of students and scientific executives specifically with the creation of a program “Biotechnologies and Environment”.