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Will Endlessly Recyclable Plastics Soon Be a Reality?

As the COP21 climate talks are underway in Paris, and government leaders work to hammer out a deal to limit global warming, French company Carbios has announced a technology that may pave the way to infinite plastic recycling — eliminating plastic waste and its impact on climate change. Yesterday Carbios … Read more »

Carbios biodegradable plastics

Biodegradable Plastic Pilot Plant Online

Carbios’ biodegradable plastics pilot plan is now online in France. Carbios’ new production platform incorporates the biochemistry company’s enzyme-based technology and enables the pilot-scale reproduction, with a capacity of 40 kilograms per hour, of all steps required to produce plastic film. The biodegradable plastic pilot plant, located at Carbios’ headquarters … Read more »

Jamie Gregorian

Environmental Executive Moves: White House, NSF, BIO, Aclara, Locus Technologies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. White House: Brian Deese will replace the outgoing John Podesta as a top adviser to President Obama with a special focus on implementing Obama’s climate-change agenda, the National Journal reports.Deese is currently the deputy director of the White … Read more »

Carbios Scales Up Bioplastic Manufacturing

Green chemistry company Carbios has managed to depolymerize 90 percent of polylactic acid (PLA) material — a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources — in only 48 hours, using its enzymatic process. These results were obtained by the team from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research in Toulouse, … Read more »

Carbios green tech

Biodegradable Plastic Technology Moves Forward

Green chemistry company Carbios says it has achieved a key milestone in the development of its controlled biodegradation process for disposable soft plastics by obtaining completely biodegradable plastic material in domestic conditions. This plastic material issued from an oil-based polymer and an enzyme has a controlled kinetic that loses 50 … Read more »