Webinar: The potential of enzymatic plastic recycling

BIZENTE, RECOVER and ENZYCLE invite for a joint webinar

The three projects, funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking under the EUs Horizon 2020 innovation and research program, are demonstrating the power of enzymes for boosting the circular economy in Europe.

In a joint webinar, we will share our achievements in terms of enzymatic ways to degrade non-recyclable agricultural and packaging plastics, microplastic pollution, thermoset composites and plastic fractions that could not be recycled before.

Let’s have a look on the re-use of particular monomeric products and the potential to create new value out of these recycled components.

What was successful, what did not work? In this event we share our lessons-learnt. Let’s discuss the challenges that might be tackled in the future and the chances that arise from our results.

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17th January 2024, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

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Find all presentations and summaries here.


10:00 – Three enzymatic approaches of plastic degradation: Main results and major learnings

  • Microbial enzymes for treatment of non-recycled plastic fractions (Juan Antonio Tamayo Ramos, ITENE, Coordinator of ENZYCLE)
  • Applying enzymes to resolve end-of-life issues of thermoset composite plastics (Marta Redrado (AITIIP, Coordinator of BIZENTE)
  • Innovative biotic symbiosis for plastic biodegradation and synthesis (Maria J Lopez, University of Almeira, Coordinator of RECOVER)

10:45 – Requirements for industrial application

  • Environmental impacts of enzymatic recyclability of plastics (Robin Neven, Organic Waste Systems, RECOVER)
  • Enzymatic perspectives to convert future composites into sustainable and high-value products (Susana Quiles, Acciona, BIZENTE)
  • Techno-economic assessment of enzymatic plastic recycling (Tommaso de Santis, ACIB, ENZYCLE)


11:10 – Going the next step

  • New products from plastic biodegradation biochain: chitin-based bioplastics and biofertilizers (Patrizia Cinelli, Pisa University & Raul Moral, UMH, RECOVER)
  • Potential applications for enzymatic degradation products (Mathéo Berthet, Specific Polymers, BIZENTE)
  • The potential for re-used monomers for PET products (Peter Spannring, Indorama, ENZYCLE)

12:00 – End of webinar

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