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14/12/2023

BIOICEP was present at Microbiotec 2023

Between 7-9th December, we were at Microbiotec 23 in Covilhã, Portugal. Microbiotec happens biannually in a co-organization by the Portuguese Society of Microbiology and the Portuguese Society of Biotechnology.
Results of the project @bioicep were presented by Catia Gil and results of the project Bioeconomina PRR by Marisa Cardoso. André Freches presented the results from his PhD thesis.

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13/12/2023

Exploring Microorganisms from Plastic-Polluted Sites: Unveiling Plastic Degradation and PHA Production Potential

Thanks to: Diana A. Garza Herrera, Marija Mojicevic, Brana Pantelic, Akanksha Joshi, Catherine Collins, Maria Batista, Cristiana Torres, Filomena Freitas, Patrick Murray, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic and Margaret Brennan Fournet

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13/12/2023

Characterization of bacterial cellulose produced by Komagataeibacter xylinus strains grown in styrene/ glucose mixtures

Thanks to: Asiyah Esmail, Cristiana A. V. Torres, Paloma Ortiz?Albo, Ana C. Marques, Alexandra Gonçalves, Luísa A. Neves, Joana V. Pinto, Maria A. M. Reis and Filomena Freitas

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13/12/2023

Novel cinnamic acid-based PET derivatives as quorum sensing modulators

Thanks to: S Skaro Bogojevic, D Perminova, J Jaksic, M Milcic, V Medakovic, J Milovanovic, J Nikodinovic-Runic and V Maslak.

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13/12/2023

BioICEP partner Dr. Ramesh Babu Delivers Keynote Lecture Unveiling Groundbreaking Findings at PPS2023 in India

Reflecting on the success of the recent PPS conference held from 29th November to 2nd December in Kerala, India, the event brought together experts, researchers, and enthusiasts from across the globe. The conference served as a nexus for sharing cutting-edge research, fostering collaboration, and shaping the future of polymer processing. Embedded in its constitution, PPS is dedicated to fostering scientific understanding and technical innovation in polymer processing. The society provides a vital discussion forum for engineers and scientists worldwide, covering all aspects of formulation, conversion, and shaping operations applied to polymeric systems. From the transformation of monomeric forms to the creation of commercial products, PPS embraces a thematic range that spans the entire spectrum of polymer processing.

Join us in celebrating the recent keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Ramesh Babu from TCD, titled: "Circular Plastics: Upcycling the Mixed Plastic Waste to Biodegradable Plastics." Dr. Babu's insightful lecture explores innovative approaches to transforming mixed plastic waste into eco-friendly, biodegradable plastics, aligning with PPS's commitment to advancing sustainability in polymer processing.

More info: https://pps2023india.com/social-events/

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13/12/2023

Boosting bacterial nanocellulose production from chemically recycled post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate

Thanks to: Everton Henrique Da Silva Pereira, Olivia A. Attallah, Cuneyt Erdinc Tas, Bor Shin Chee, Filomena Freitas, Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia, Michael A.P. Mc Auliffe, Marija Mojicevic, Maria N. Batista, Maria A.M. Reis, Margaret Brennan Fournet

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12/12/2023

10th International Conference Microbiokosmos: All microbes for a sustainable future - Unveiling Collaborative Insights from Bioicep Partners

We are delighted to share the success of BioICEP's participation at Mikrobiokosmos 2023, a prestigious event hosted by the Hellenic Scientific Society. Mikrobiokosmos, which translates to "microbial world" in Greek, was established in 2007 with a mission to research, explore, and exploit microbial national resources. The event serves as a national forum for cutting-edge research in various microbiological domains, including environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and more. Partners from BioICEP seized the opportunity for a productive "in-person" steering meeting during their visit to Larissa, Greece, from November 29th to December 2nd. This meeting allowed for strategic discussions and collaborative planning to further advance the objectives of BioICEP. BioICEP partners actively participated in the conference, showcasing their research through posters and lectures:

  1. Dr. Jasmina Nikodinovic Runic (IMGGE) delivered a plenary lecture on "WASTE TO VALUE: FROM BUGS TO DRUGS."
  2. Clémence Budin (MLS) presented a poster on "Combining culture-dependent and -independent approaches for identifying plastic-degrading bacteria and enzymes in soil samples."
  3. Georgios Taxeidis (NTUA) shared insights with a poster on "The enzymatic machinery of the white-rot basidiomycete Abortiporus biennis and its impact on polystyrene structure."
  4. Christina Ferousi (NTUA) contributed with the poster on “Exploring the fungal potential for natural and synthetic polymer degradation.”
  5. Marija Nenadovic (IMGGE) presented a poster on "Medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHA) model compounds for the discovery of novel PHA depolymerases."
  6. Dr. Marijana Ponjavic (IMGGE) showcased a poster on "Conversion of mixed plastic waste containing PET into biopolymer bacterial cellulose."
  7. Patrícia Concórdio-Reis (iBET) contributed with a poster on "Bioconversion of unrecyclable PET waste into biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates by a newly isolated Delftia sp. strain."
  8. Diana Alicia Garza Herrera (TUS) presented a poster on "Exploring the enzymatic ability of strains isolated from plastic-polluted environments for enhancing synthetic and natural biopolymers’ biodegradation."
  9. Dr. Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia (TUS) highlighted "Biocompatible eco-plastic blends with enhanced antimicrobial activity by the addition of essential oil."

Scholarship Recognition: Two BioICEP PhD students, Konstantinos Makryniotis (NTUA) and Patricia Reis (iBET), were honored with the prestigious "Kostas Drainas" scholarship, a travel grant that recognizes outstanding contributions in the field. Congratulations to both recipients!

We express our gratitude to Mikrobiokosmos for providing a platform that fosters collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange. BioICEP remains committed to advancing the frontiers of microbiological research and addressing global challenges, such as plastic pollution.

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12/12/2023

Microbes as a Solution for Plastic Pollution Workshop

We are thrilled to announce the success of the workshop, "Microbes as a Solution for Plastic Pollution," organized by BioICEP as a satellite event of the Mikrobiokosmos International Conference.

Event Highlights:

Projects Unveiled: The workshop featured three groundbreaking projects dedicated to tackling the global issue of plastic pollution—BioICEP (Dr. Margaret Brennan Fournet), MIX-UP (Dr. Hendrik Ballerstedt), and Plasteomics (Prof. Evangelos Topakas). Each project showcased their innovative approaches and strategies to combat plastic waste.

International Collaboration: Our Chinese partners shared valuable insights and expertise through engaging online presentations, contributing to a truly global perspective on the plastic pollution problem.

PhD Students' Contributions: BioICEP's passionate PhD students presented their latest research findings and progress in the ongoing battle against plastic pollution. Their dedication and commitment to finding sustainable solutions were truly inspiring.

Attendee Engagement: The workshop drew a diverse audience, with over 60 attendees actively participating in discussions, sharing ideas, and fostering collaboration to address one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all participants, presenters, and partners who contributed to the success of this workshop. Your enthusiasm and commitment to finding solutions for plastic pollution inspire us to continue our collective efforts towards a sustainable future.

Stay tuned for more updates on future events and initiatives. Together, we can make a significant impact on the global fight against plastic pollution!

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12/12/2023

BioICEP at the “Green Chemistry for Circular Economy and Sustainable Future” workshop

On 2nd of November, Dr. Jasmina Nikodinovic Runic held a lecture titled: “Green Conversion: From plastic waste to bioplastics” as a part of workshop Green Chemistry for Circular Economy and Sustainable Future. This event was organized by the Center for Cleaner Production of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade at the ENVOY Conference Center, Belgrade, Serbia. Workshop brought together experts from the fields of environmental protection, innovation, economics, business and science to discuss key issues related to the application of green chemistry and sustainable chemical processes in achieving a circular economy. The event is part of the activities of the UNIDO/GEF project "Global Program for Green Chemistry and Innovation" led by Yale University (USA).

More info at: https://cpc-serbia.org/zelena-hemija-za-cirkularnu-ekonomiju-i-odrzivu-buducnost/

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12/12/2023

BioICEP at the “Sustainable Alternatives for Proteins from Agro-Industrial Residues and ByProducts” Seminar

Michael Pil from AVECOM has presented BioICEP on webinar organized as a part of RUSTIKA Project titled: “Sustainable Alternatives for Proteins from Agro-Industrial Residues and ByProducts”. This event was organized on 22nd of November and has been attended by over 60 people over the world. Seminar highlighted need for the development of novel biotechnological platforms, specifically designed to produce valuable biofuels from organic waste residues is essential for Ireland and the EU to transform the economy from one heavily reliant on imported fossil fuels to a more indigenous low carbon economy, centred on energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart networks.

More info at: https://rusticaproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Rustica-Project-Presentation_Avecom-dissimination.pdf

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26/09/2023

Development of nystatin-based antifungal, biodegradable polymer composite materials for food packaging via. melt processing approach

Thanks to: Rituparna Duarah; Ivana Aleksic; Dusan Milivojevic; Saranya Rameshkumar; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic; Ramesh Babu Padamati

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25/09/2023

Upcycling of PET oligomers from chemical recycling processes to PHA by microbial co-cultivation

Thanks to: Pan Liu; Yi Zheng; Yingbo Yuan; Yuanfei Han; Tianyuan Su; Qingsheng Qi

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07/09/2023

Biological and physiochemical studies of electrospun polylactid/polyhydroxyoctanoate PLA/P(3HO) scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

Thanks to: Daria Solarz, Tomasz Witko, Robert Karcz, Ivana Malagurski, Marijana Ponjavic, Steva Levic, Aleksandra Nesic, Maciej Guzik, Sanja Savic and Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic.

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21/08/2023

Unique Raoultella species isolated from petroleum contaminated soil degrades polystyrene and polyethylene

Thanks to: Yingbo, Yuan; Pan, Liu; Yi, Zheng; Qingbin, Li; Junling, Bian; Quanfeng, Liang; Tianyuan, Su; Longyang, Dian; Qingsheng, Qi

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21/08/2023

A novel Bacillus subtilis BPM12 with high bis(2 hydroxyethyl)terephthalate hydrolytic activity efficiently interacts with virgin and mechanically recycled polyethylene terephthalate

Thanks to: Brana, Pantelic; Jeovan, A. Araujo; Sanja, Jeremic; Muhammad, Azeem; Olivia, A. Attallah; Romanos, Siapera; Marija, Mojicevic; Yuanyuan, Chen; Margaret, Brennan Fournet; Evangelos, Topakas; Jasmina, Nikodinovic-Runic

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28/07/2023

All Green Microwave Assisted 99% Depolymerisation of Polyethylene Terephthalate into Value Added Products via Glycerol Pre-treatment and Hydrolysis Reaction

Thanks to: Muhammad, Azeem; Olivia, A. Attallah; Cuneyt, Erdinc Tas; Margaret, Brennan Fournet.

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28/07/2023

Triangular Silver Nanoplates as a Bioanalytical Tool: Potential COVID-19 Detection

Thanks to: Laura G. Rodriguez Barroso; Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia; Marija Mojicevic; Buket Alkan Tas; Miriam Huerta; Robert Pogue; Declan M. Devine; Margaret Brennan-Fournet

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19/07/2023

Triangular Silver Nanoparticles Synthesis: Investigating Potential Application in Materials and Biosensing

Thanks to: Laura G. Rodriguez Barroso, Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia, Marija Mojicevic, Miriam Huerta, Robert Pogue, Declan M. Devine and Margaret Brennan-Fournet

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21/06/2023

Color Stability Enhancement of Curcumin Bioplastic Films Using Natural Hybrid Fillers of Montmorillonite and Revalorized Cellulose

Thanks to: Jeovan A. Araujo, Muhammad Azeem, Chaitra Venkatesh, Marija Mojicevic, Margaret Brennan Fournet, and Olivia A. Attallah

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02/06/2023

BioICEP was present at Plastics Recycling Show 2023

On 10 and 11 May, our colleagues from AIMPLAS Eva Verdejo, Santiago Llopis, Mar Porcar and Sonia Albein visited Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2023, held in Amsterdam. PRS is the dedicated exhibition, conference and awards for plastics recycling in mainland Europe. The biggest names in recycled materials, recycling machinery and services were on display, showing the latest innovation in the industry. The free conference with key industry figures addressed the latest opportunities and challenges that face the plastic recycling industry in Europe. The event covered the supply chain from design for raw materials, design for recycling, collection, sorting and recycling of industrial, commercial, agricultural, post-consumer and ocean plastic through to the recycled polymer being designed and incorporated into new products and applications.

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12/05/2023

AIMPLAS presented BIOICEP at World Bio Markets 2023

Yesterday, our colleague Pablo Ferrero, principal investigator of the BioICEP project at AIMPLAS, gave a presentation at the World Bio Markets event, held in The Hague on 10-11 May. Pablo, who is a researcher at AIMPLAS Chemical Recycling department, talked about the goals and development of the project and the role of AIMPLAS in it. He also presented the centre's bioassays laboratory, which focuses on ensuring the safety of food contact materials through cytotoxicity and genotoxicity assays.

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05/05/2023

Discovery of a polyesterase from Deinococcus maricopensis and comparison to the benchmark LCCICCG suggests high potential for semi- crystalline post-consumer PET degradation

Thanks to: Konstantinos Makryniotis; Efstratios Nikolaivits; Christina Gkountela; Stamina Vouyiouka; Evangelos Topakas.

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03/05/2023

Biodegradation of polyurethane by the microbial consortia enriched from landfill

Thanks to: Tianyuan, Su; Tong, Zhang; Pan, Liu; Junling, Bian; Yi, Zheng; Yingbo, Yuan; Qingbin, Li; Quanfeng, Liang; Qingsheng, Qi

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03/05/2023

Biodegradation of vulcanized rubber by a gut bacterium from plastic-eating mealworms

Thanks to: Xiaotao, Cheng; Mengli, Xia; Yu, Yang

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27/04/2023

The BIOICEP project held its webinar Europe towards a Circular Society

Yesterday, the BIOICEP project held the online webinar Europe Towards a Circular Society: Circular Plastic Challenge. The event was a complete success and more than 65 people attended it. We counted on the participation of different guest European projects, who talked about their goals, technologies and results up to date and their relation with the circular economy towards a greener Europe.

The guest projects were MIX-UP, BUDDIE-PACK, UPLIFT, BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE, ECOPLASTIC and PRESERVE. 

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27/04/2023

BioICEP on TUS Research Week 2023

On Thursday 20th of April, a range of sessions were hosted onsite in Athlone with pop-up stands in the canteen area as well as a showcase of over 140 posters from TUS Postgraduate Students. From Wednesday 19 – Friday 21, a select number of posters were displayed in the main canteen area, with students being invited to present their research in quick-fire sessions. Awards were presented for categories including ‘Best Impact’ ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Best Overall Poster’. PhD students involved in BioICEP project have presented their research: Diana Garza ("Streptomyces sp. DG19: A promising strain with polymer degrading enzymatic ability "), Henrique Pereira ("Enhanced Bacterial Cellulose Production via Post-consumer Terephthalic Acid Addition"), Jeovan Araujo ("Upcycling of PET/TPS Plastic into Bacterial Nanocellulose") and Dr Eduardo Garcia Lanzagorta ("Development of biocompatible polymer system with enhanced antimicrobial properties via triangular silver particles and curcumin synergy"). Diana Garza won the best mid-stage research award while Jeovan Araujo won the best art and design poster category.

The core ethos of TUS Research Week is to create an engaging platform, where the huge range of innovative projects and initiatives from areas such as Technology, Engineering, Business and Science will be showcased to the wider student body, industry and beyond. Fostering a culture of collaboration, in addition to stimulating creativity, creating real-world impacts and fostering economic development in a regional, national and international capacity.

More info: https://ait.libguides.com/TUSResearchWeek

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18/04/2023

BioICEP presented at the "Biotechnology for a circular bioeconomy" Virtual Conference

Dr. Marijana Ponjavic from IMGGE has presented her work in the scope of the BioICEP project at the "Biotechnology for a circular bioeconomy: carbon capture, waste recycling and mitigation of global warming " Virtual Conference organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology and Asian Federation of Biotechnology on 28th and 19th of March, 2023. Some of the speakers at the events were top European and Asian scientists, including Michael Köpke from LanzaTech, USA. 

Dr Ponjavic has shared her research through a flash presentation with the title: "Revalorization of biodegradable polymers to valuable bacterial nanocellulose". This work has been achieved thanks to the collaboration between TCD and IMGGE partners. 

 

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18/04/2023

Study of PLA pre treatment, enzymatic and model compost degradation, and valorization of degradation products to bacterial nanocellulose

Thanks to: Sourkouni, Georgia; Jeremic, Sanja; Kalogirou, Charalampia; Höft, Oliver; Nenadovic, Marija; Jankovic, Vukasin; Rajasekaran, Divya; Pandis, Pavlos; Padamati, Ramesh; Nikodinovic-Runic, Jasmina; Argirusis, Christos

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27/03/2023

Bacterial nanocellulose as green support of platinum nanoparticles for effective methanol oxidation

Thanks to: Marijana Ponjavic, Sanja Stevanovic, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic,  Sanja Jeremic, Vladan R. Cosovic, Vesna Maksimovic

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27/03/2023

Triggering and identifying the polyurethane and polyethylene-degrading machinery of filamentous fungi secretomes

Thanks to: George Taxeidis; Efstratios Nikolaivits; Romanos Siaperas; Christina Gkountela; Stamina Vouyiouka; Brana Pantelic; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic; Evangelos Topakas

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02/11/2022

Assessing the Time Dependence of AOPs on the Surface Properties of Polylactic Acid

Thanks to: Charalampia Kalogirou; Oliver Höfft; Anna Gödde; Nikolaos Papadimitriou; Pavlos K. Pandis; Christos Argirusis; Georgia Sourkouni

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13/10/2022

Valorization of Polyethylene Terephthalate to Muconic Acid by Engineering Pseudomonas Putida

Thanks to: Pan Liu, Yi Zheng, Yingbo Yuan, Tong Zhang, Qingbin Li, Quanfeng Liang, Tianyuan Su and Qingsheng Qi.

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13/10/2022

Enhanced Antimicrobial Activity of Biocompatible Bacterial Cellulose Films via Dual Synergistic Action of Curcumin and Triangular Silver Nanoplates

Thanks to: Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia, Marija Mojicevic, Dusan Milivojevic, Ivana Aleksic, Sandra Vojnovic, Milena Stevanovic, James Murray, Olivia Adly Attallah, Declan Devine and Margaret Brennan Fournet.

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26/05/2022

Characterization of the Thermostable Biosurfactant Produced by Burkholderia thailandensis DSM 13276

Thanks to: Cátia V. Gil; Ana Teresa Rebocho; Asiyah Esmail; Chantal Sevrin; Christian Grandfils; Cristiana A. V. Torres; Maria A. M. Reis; Filomena Freitas

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23/05/2022

A Circular Bioprocess for the Sustainable Conversion of Polyethylene Terephthalate to Muconic Acid with an Engineered Pseudomonas Putida

Thanks to: Pan Liu; Yi Zheng; Yingbo Yuan; Tong Zhang; Tianyuan Su; Qingbin Li; Quanfeng Liang; Qingsheng Qi

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04/05/2022

A polyesterase from the Antarctic bacterium Moraxella sp. degrades highly crystalline synthetic polymers

Thanks to: Efstratios Nikolaivits; George Taxeidis; Christina Gkountela; Stamatina Vouyiouka; Veselin Maslak; Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic; Evangelos Topakas

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28/03/2022

Multiple recycling of a PLA/PHB biopolymer blend for sustainable packaging applications: Rheology-morphology, thermal, and mechanical performance analysis

Thanks to: Naiara C. Farias, Ian Major, Declan Devine, Margaret Brennan Fournet, Romina Pezzoli, Soheil Farshbaf Taghinezhad, Mohammadnabi Hesabi

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25/03/2022

PERPETUAL Project

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16/03/2022

A Review on Biological Synthesis of the Biodegradable Polymers Polyhydroxyalkanoates and the Development of Multiple Applications

Thanks to: Dalton Bryan; Bhagabati Purabi; De Micco Jessica; Babu Padamati Ramesh; O'Connor Kevin

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21/02/2022

Rendering Bioinert Low-Density Polyethylene Amenable for Biodegradation via Fast High Throughput Reactive Extrusion Assisted Oxidation

Thanks: Pablo Ferrero, Olivia A. Attallah, Miguel Ángel Valera, Ivana Aleksic, Muhammad Azeem, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Margaret Brennan Fournet

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07/01/2022

Progressing Ultragreen, Energy-Efficient Biobased Depolymerization of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) via Microwave-Assisted Green Deep Eutectic Solvent and Enzymatic Treatment

Thanks: Olivia A. Attallah, Muhammad Azeem, Efstratios Nikolai

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13/12/2021

Fast, High Monomer Yield from Post-consumer Polyethylene Terephthalate via Combined Microwave and Deep Eutectic Solvent Hydrolytic Depolymerization

Thanks: Olivia A. Attallah, Arno Janssens, Muhammad Azeem, and Margaret Brennan Fournet

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05/11/2021

Potential one-step strategy for PET degradation and PHB biosynthesis through co-cultivation of two engineered microorganisms

Thanks: Pan Liu, Tong Zhang, Yi Zheng, Qingbin Li, Tianyuan Su, Qingsheng Qi

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27/10/2021

Upcycling Biodegradable PVA/Starch Film to a Bacterial Biopigment and Biopolymer

Thanks: Brana Pantelic, Marijana Ponjavic, Vukasin Jankovic, Ivana Aleksic, Sanja Stevanovic, James Murray, Margaret Brennan Fournet and Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic

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30/07/2021

Novel Transaminase and Laccase from Streptomyces spp. Using Combined Identification Approaches

Thanks: Erica E. Ferrandi, Jelena Spasic, Lidija Djokic, Yevhen Vainshtein, Ramsankar Senthamaraikannan,
Sandra Vojnovic, Christian Grumaz, Daniela Monti,* and Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic

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22/07/2021

Composite Films of Thermoplastic Starch and CaCl2 Extracted from Eggshells for Extending Food Shelf-Life

Thanks: Jeovan A. AraujoYvonne J. CorteseMarija MojicevicMargaret Brennan Fournet and Yuanyuan Chen

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08/07/2021

Study on the influence of advanced treatment processes on the surface properties of polylactic acid for a bio-based circular economy for plastics

Thanks: Georgia Sourkouni, Charalampia Kalogirou, Philipp Moritz, Anna Godde, Pavlos K. Pandis, Oliver Hofft, Stamatina Vouyiouka, Antonis A. Zorpas, Christos Argirusis

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01/07/2021

Macro and Micro Routes to High Performance Bioplastics: Bioplastic Biodegradability and Mechanical and Barrier Properties

Thanks: Olivia A. Attallah 1 , Marija Mojicevic 1,* , Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia 1 , Muhammad Azeem 1 , Yuanyuan Chen 1 , Shumayl Asmawi 2 and Margaret Brenan Fournet 1

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28/05/2021

Polyhydroxyalkanoate/Antifungal Polyene Formulations with Monomeric Hydroxyalkanoic Acids for Improved Antifungal Efficiency

Thanks: Marina Pekmezovic, Melina Kalagasidis Krusic, Ivana Malagurski, Jelena Milovanovic, Karolina St?pie?, Maciej Guzik, Romina Charifou, Ramesh Babu, Kevin O’Connor and Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic

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30/04/2021

Progressing Plastics Circularity: A Review of Mechano-Biocatalytic Approaches for Waste Plastic (Re)valorization

Thanks: Stratos Nikolaivits, Azeem, Brana Pantelic, Ramesh Babu, Evangelos Topakas, Margaret Brennan Fournet * , Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic *  

 

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28/04/2021

Antimicrobial Active Bioplastics Using Triangular Silver Nanoplate Integrated Polycaprolactone and Polylactic Acid Films

Thanks: Eduardo Lanzagorta Garcia, Marija M. Mojicevic, Margaret Brennan Fournet, Olivia A. Attallah

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22/02/2021

Synthesis and characterization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) precursors and potential degradation products: Toxicity study and application in discovery of novel PETases

Thanks: Milica Djapovic, Dusan Milivojevic, Tatjana Ilic-Tomic, Marija Ljesevic, Efstratios Nikilaivits, Evangelos Topakas, Veselin Maslak, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic

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11/12/2020

Microbial Degradation and Valorization of Plastic Wastes, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, 11.

Thanks: Ru Jiakang, Huo Yixin, Yang Yu

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08/12/2020

Mixta tenebrionis sp. nov., isolated from the gut of the plastic-eating mealworm Tenebrio molitor

Thanks: Xia M, Wang J, Huo YX, Yang Y. 

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04/12/2020

Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and Factors Impacting Its Chemical andMechanical Characteristics

Thanks: Blaithín McAdam, Margaret Brennan Fournet, Paul McDonald and Marija Mojicevic

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04/12/2020

Understanding bioplastic materials - current state and trends

Thanks: Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia; Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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01/12/2020

TERMINUS and BioICEP work together to provide innovative solutions in the plastics sector.

An international academic and industry research consortium securing €12 million across two EU and China funded projects targeting problematic multi-layered plastics.

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09/11/2020

Discovery and Biochemical Characterization of a Novel Polyesterase for the Degradation of Synthetic Plastics.

Our friend Evangelos Topakas has been selected as the winner of Best Paperd Award on th 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences. 

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25/09/2020

BioICEP at AIT Presidents September Report

BioICEP was presented at Presidents September Report from AIT, with a deep description and collecting the latest project updates, for instance, the mid-July meeting. 

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17/09/2020

Our project published in FuturEnviro.

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28/08/2020

BioICEP at National Newspaper Jornal de Negócios

BioICEP at PressReader.com

https://www.pressreader.com/portugal/jornal-de-negocios/20200805/281870120780259

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27/05/2020

Presidents Report March
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02/04/2020

AIT future jobs and skills event to prepare Midlands for the transition to circular economy _ Athlone Institute of Technology
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02/03/2020

Engineers Journal Athlone Institute of Technology leads global effort to tackle plastic pollution and develop next-generation materials
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BioICEP at InBUSINESS Spring 2020

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.