Project

About the project

The Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics (BioICEP) is a pan European-Chinese collaboration formed to reduce the burden of plastic waste in the environment. Different mixed plastic pollution environments are represented, with specific partners selected which have the expertise and facilities to carry out the necessary technical innovations.

A number of innovative booster technologies are at the core of this solution accentuating, expediting, and augmenting mixed plastics degradation to levels far in excess of those current achievable. Our approach is The Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics (BioICEP) consortium is a pan European-Chinese collaborative formed to reduce the burden of plastic waste in the environment. The countries have been selected to represent different mixed plastic pollution environments, with specific partners selected which have the expertise and facilities to carry out the necessary technical innovations. Three innovative booster technologies are at the core of this solution accentuating, expediting, and augmenting plastics degradation to levels far in excess of those current achievable.

Our approach is a triple-action depolymerisation system where plastic waste will be broken down in three consecutive processes:

  1. Mechano-biochemical disintegration processes, including a new proprietary sonic-green-chemical technology to reduce the polymer molecular weight of the base polymer to make it amenable to biodegradation;
  2. Biocatalytic digestion, with enzymes enhanced through a range of innovative techniques including accelerated screening through novel fluorescent sensor and directed evolution;
  3. Microbial consortia developed from best in class single microbial strains, which combined leads to highly efficient degradation of mixed plastic waste streams. The outputs from this degradation process will be used as building blocks for new polymers or other bioproducts to enable a new plastic waste-based circular economy.

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Goals


The project’s overall objective is to demonstrate a seamless sustainable route to a circular economy for plastics by developing an advanced energy, carbon, and cost-efficient waste plastic biotransformation into high market demand bioproducts and bioplastics. The consortium brings together leading experts from industry and academia contributing a set of purpose-designed and ground-breaking technologies in order to achieve the following specific objectives:

1. Development of accelerated high-efficiency biodegradation incorporating microorganism communities expressing at least three novel and improved enzymatic activities enabling the degradation of mixtures of plastics.

2. Sustainable degradation of at least 20% of mixed plastics.

3. Bioprocessed high value bioproducts including equivalent bioplastics valorising mixed plastic waste.

4. Sustainable prototype system plan, paving the way to bring the developed solution to the market, fulfilling current needs, future expectations, and delivering a seamless bio-innovative route for a circular economy for plastics.

Results

Consortium

ACTECO

ACTECO

Zamora 24 IBI (03559) - Alicante Spain
AIMPLAS

AIMPLAS

València Parc Tecnològic Calle Gustave Eiffel, 4 46980 Paterna Valencia, ESPAÑA
AIT

AIT

Coordinator Dublin road Athlone - Ireland
AVECOM

AVECOM

Industrieweb 122P Gent-Wondelgem (Postcode 9032) Belgium
Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology

5 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing Postcode: 100081
IBET

IBET

AVENIDA DA REPUBLICA QUINTO DO MARQ OEIRAS (Postcode 2781 901) Portugal
IMCAS

IMCAS

NO.1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101
IMGGE

IMGGE

VOJVODE STEPE 444A BEOGRAD (Postcode 11010) Serbia
LIT

LIT

MOYLISH PARK LIMERICK Ireland
LOGOPLASTE ILAB

LOGOPLASTE ILAB

ESTRADA DA MALVEIRA ED LOGOPLASTE M CASCAIS (Postcode 2750 782) Portugal
MicroLife Solutions B.V.

MicroLife Solutions B.V.

Science Park 406 Amsterdam (Postcode 1098 XH) Netherlands
NTUA

NTUA

HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU C ATHINA (Postcode 15780) Greece
Shandong University

Shandong University

27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan, Shandong, P.R.China 250100
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

College Green DUBLIN (Postcode 2) Ireland
TUC

TUC

ADOLPH ROMER STRASSE 2A CLAUSTHAL ZELLERFELD (Postcode 38670) Germany

BioICEP at media

  • Proyecto BioICEP, para acelerar Ia degradación del plástico tradicional

    28/07/2020
    Mundoplast
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    13/07/2020
  • AIMPLAS forma parte de un proyecto para desarrollar alternativas al plástico fabricado a partir del petróleo tradicional

    13/07/2020
    Cadena Ser
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelera la degradación del plástico para convertirlo en biopolímeros

    09/07/2020
  • BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    09/07/2020
    IDE
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    08/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    08/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    08/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    08/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    07/07/2020
  • BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros y bioproductos

    07/07/2020
  • 'BioICEP' acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    07/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP busca acelerar la degradación del plástico tradicional

    07/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP desarrolla alternativas al plástico

    07/07/2020
  • UN PROCESO DE TRIPLE ACCIÓN PARA ACELERAR LA DEGRADACIÓN DEL PLÁSTICO Y CONVERTIRLO EN BIOPOLÍMEROS

    07/07/2020
  • Proyecto para acelerar la degradación del plástico tradicional y convertirlo en biopolímeros

    07/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    07/07/2020
  • Aimplas acelera la degradación del plástico y lo convierte en biopolímeros en BioICEP

    06/07/2020
  • Un proceso convierte el plástico en biopolímero como sustituto biodegradable

    06/07/2020
    EFE
  • Aimplas y la creación de alternativas naturales al plástico

    06/07/2020
  • BioICEP, un proyecto para acelerar la degradación del plástico tradicional

    06/07/2020
  • Un proceso convierte el plástico en biopolímero como sustituto biodegradable

    06/07/2020
  • Acelerando la degradación del plástico tradicional para su conversión en biopolímeros

    06/07/2020
  • Acelerar la degradación del plástico tradicional y convertirlo en biopolímeros

    06/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    06/07/2020
  • Aimplas y la creación de alternativas naturales al plástico

    06/07/2020
    Inforetail - NewsLetter
  • BioICEP, un proyecto para acelerar la degradación del plástico tradicional

    06/07/2020
  • BioICEP, un proyecto para acelerar la degradación del plástico tradicional

    06/07/2020
  • La industria química acelera la degradación de plásticos para convertirlo en biopolímeros

    06/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional y lo convertirá en biopolímeros

    06/07/2020
  • El proyecto BioICEP acelerará la degradación del plástico tradicional

    01/07/2020
    Plásticos Universales
  • A European project to reduce the burden of plastic waste in the environment

    30/01/2020
  • Athlone Institute of Technology leads global effort to tackle plastic pollution and develop next-generation materials

    28/01/2020
  • AIT Leads Global Effort to Tackle Plastic Pollution and Develop Next Generation Materials

    27/01/2020
    AIT
  • Tipperary woman central to global effort to tackle plastic pollution

    23/01/2020
  • Athlone Institute of Technology, plastic pollution crisis, Dr Margaret Brennan Fournet, Trinity College Dublin.

    23/01/2020
  • Athlone Institute of Technology, plastic pollution crisis, Dr Margaret Brennan Fournet.

    23/01/2020
  • BioICEP project to develop next generation materials kicks off

    14/01/2020
  • From waste plastics to bioplastics with the help of microorganisms

    14/11/2019