Tag: PET

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

July 17, 2021 |

In Colorado, researchers in the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Portsmouth, identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic in single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and food packaging. The concept, […]

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Carbios, PepsiCo, other global brands unveil world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

Carbios, PepsiCo, other global brands unveil world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

July 11, 2021 |

In France, Carbios, L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe successfully produced the world’s first food-grade PET plastic bottles produced entirely from enzymatically recycled plastic. Each Consortium company has successfully manufactured sample bottles – based on Carbios’ enzymatic PET recycling technology – for some of their leading products including: Biotherm, Perrier, Pepsi […]

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Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

June 13, 2021 |

News came from Carbios, the French biotech company pioneering new enzymatic solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, that they acquired shares of a joint venture, Carbiolice – which strengthens its capacity to develop its activities on polymers biodegradation beyond PLA (polylactic acid). You may recall that in May, Carbios raised about […]

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Carbios Clearing the Bottleneck – Enzymatic recycling tech hits 90% depolymerization in 10 hours

Carbios Clearing the Bottleneck – Enzymatic recycling tech hits 90% depolymerization in 10 hours

April 12, 2020 |

As many stay home doing their part to flatten the curve, people will be singing the annoyingly popular “99 bottles” song but with a new twist: “99 bottles of pop on the wall, 99 bottles of pop…you take one down, you run it through Carbios’s tech, still 99 bottles of pop on the wall.” News […]

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Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles

Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles

March 1, 2020 |

Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles In New York, Anellotech just proved that you can transform even an empty potato chip bag into something valuable. Anellotech successfully converted a Lay’s Barbeque Potato Chip (PepsiCo) bag into para-xylene, the primary chemical used to make virgin PET for beverage […]

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The Sexy 7: The bio markets and apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

The Sexy 7: The bio markets and apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

June 6, 2017 |

200,200 downloads for the DOE’s classic report on value-added chemicals — but some hot molecules are missing! “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” a 2004 survey, completed by staff led by Gene Petersen and Todd Werpy, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and NREL, is the Dark Side of the Moon of biobased, a perennial classic […]

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Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

January 10, 2017 |

In Delaware, GM Insights says global biobased PET market size may generate $13.1 billion by 2023. Increasing importance of sustainable packaging, especially in China and India, may positively influence bio based polyethylene market size growth. Coca-Cola, H.J. Heinz, Nike, Procter & Gamble and Ford Motor have collaborated Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC) for 100% bio […]

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Report says global biobased PET market size may reach $13.1 billion by 2023

Report says global biobased PET market size may reach $13.1 billion by 2023

September 20, 2016 |

In Delaware, a new report from Global Market Insights Bio based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market size was 496.0 kilo tons in 2015, as per the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing concerns towards GHG emissions coupled with bioplastics emergence as an alternative in packaging and automotive industry may stimulate global bio based PET […]

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S2G Biochemicals begins commercial production of bio-based glycols

S2G Biochemicals begins commercial production of bio-based glycols

April 25, 2016 |

In Tennessee, S2G Biochemicals has begun commercial-scale production of bio-based glycols, a drop-in replacement for chemicals used in resins, PET/PEF plastic drink containers, cosmetics, and more, at the Memphis site of its partner, Pennakem LLC. S2G’s proprietary process has been integrated into Pennakem’s existing chemical facility to convert non-food waste into sugar-based glycols. “Today’s announcement […]

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Micromidas to convert cellulosic biomass to PET

Micromidas to convert cellulosic biomass to PET

June 12, 2013 |

In California, Plastic News reports that Micromidas is looking to use cardboard, rice hulls and paper sludge to produce a bio-based PET. Micromidas’s approach is to directly process their non food biomass directly into PET as the process is cellulose based, not sugar based. Micromidas is looking to have their pilot scale built in the […]

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