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Enzymatic degradation and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate

Reference number
Coordinator Cyclezyme AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 900 000
Project duration July 2022 - April 2024
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups
Call Innovative Startups step 2 spring 2022

Important results from the project

Cyclezyme has successfully developed an enzymatic process for recycling PET plastic, which reduces climate impact and the need for new plastic production. By establishing an advanced laboratory and contacts with actors in several industries, we have increased the pace of development and demonstrated potential our technology. Discussions with potential customers are ongoing, and future pilot plants may lead to commercialization. Participation in the REACH program during the course of the project has strengthened our business model and international presence.

Expected long term effects

Cyclezyme has successfully developed an enzymatic recycling process for PET-plastic, which reduces climate impact and the need for new plastic. We have established an advanced laboratory that increased the pace of development and enabled advanced tests. Contacts with actors in the textile and packaging industry have opened up new opportunities, and ongoing discussions with potential customers may lead to future pilot plants and commercialization. Participation in the REACH program has strengthened our market strategy and global presence.

Approach and implementation

Cyclezyme´s project followed a structured plan focused on developing an enzymatic recycling process for PET-plast. We established an advanced laboratory to increase the rate of development and conduct advanced tests. Contacts with actors in various industries were central to evaluating the practical application of the technology to various materials. Participation in the REACH program provided us with valuable insights and contacts, particularly in the US market, which strengthened our commercialization strategy and business model.

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Last updated 28 June 2024

Reference number 2022-00469

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