Business Wire

Carbios Hosts World’s First PET Biorecycling Summit with Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, as Keynote Speaker

Share

Regulatory News:

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221208005776/en/

To view this piece of content from mms.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, as Keynote Speaker at the First World PET Biorecycling Summit organised by Carbios

Carbios (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a pioneer in the development and industrialization of biological technologies to reinvent the life cycle of plastics and textiles, hosted the world’s first PET Biorecycling Summit from 7 to 8 December 2022 in Paris. The event attracted over 100 international participants from the scientific, academic, and industrial worlds to exchange on the advances in the field of biological recycling, and how to bring these innovations for a circular economy to market.

The two-day conference gathered world-renowned scientists from various academic institutions to share their latest research on PET enzymatic depolymerization. Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation1, joined as the Keynote Speaker for the last session focused on PET circularity, and praised Carbios’ contribution to reducing plastic pollution. The Summit concludes with a visit of Carbios’ demonstration plant in Clermont-Ferrand today. The demonstration plant was inaugurated in September 2021 and brings Carbios’ technology one step closer to industrialization. Following the demonstration plant’s success, Carbios is on track to build and operate the world’s first industrial-scale enzymatic PET recycling plant (with a processing capacity of 50.000 tons of PET waste per year) in France (Longlaville) by 20252, and to start licensing its technology throughout the world.

Click here for the full program and list of speakers and follow #biorecyclingsummit #carbiosPETsummit on Carbios’ social channels.

  • Scientific researchers from 10 countries, including North America, UK, Japan and Germany
  • Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation, as Keynote Speaker
  • Speakers from strategic partnerships: L’Oréal, Salomon, and McKinsey

Bertrand Piccard, Serial explorer, psychiatrist and clean technology pioneer, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation: “Reducing plastic waste is one of the major challenges of our times. Carbios’ technology for the biological recycling of plastics was one of the first innovations labeled “Efficient Solution” by the Solar Impulse Foundation back in 20193. Carbios has my continued support and I commend today’s initiative to gather key stakeholders in the fight to protect the environment.”

Alain Marty, Chief Scientific Officer of Carbios: “At Carbios, our teams have developed a unique enzymatic process that makes it possible to biologically recycle the second most widely used plastic in the world: PET. Unlike mainstream recycling methods, our innovative process makes it possible to recycle all types of waste, even polyester textiles, to be reused in the production of new PET plastics with equivalent quality to virgin ones. This first PET Biorecycling Summit allowed us to explore the scientific advances in the field of enzymatic recycling and to challenge ourselves to go further, faster, with the support of an international network of experts.”

Emmanuel Ladent, Chief Executive Officer of Carbios: “The success of our industrialization model is based on our ability to forge strategic partnerships. Since Carbios’ inception, we have built partnerships in research, business, and finance, as well as consortiums with major brand owners in both the packaging and textile industries. I am honored that so many delegates were present for the first PET Biorecycling Summit, as I am convinced that we can reach a truly circular economy with biological recycling only if academics and industry work hand in hand.”

About Carbios

Established in 2011 by Truffle Capital, Carbios is a green chemistry company, developing biological and innovative processes. Through its unique approach of combining enzymes and plastics, Carbios aims to address new consumer expectations and the challenges of a broad ecological transition by taking up a major challenge of our time: plastic and textile pollution. Carbios deconstructs any type of PET (the dominant polymer in bottles, trays, textiles made of polyester) into its basic components which can then be reused to produce new PET plastics with equivalent quality to virgin ones. This PET innovation, the first of its kind in the world, was recently recognized in a scientific paper published in front cover of the prestigious journal Nature. Carbios successfully started up its demonstration plant in Clermont-Ferrand in 2021. It has now taken another key step towards the industrialization of its process with the construction of a first-of-a-kind unit in partnership with Indorama Ventures.

In 2017, Carbios and L’Oréal co-founded a consortium to contribute to the industrialization of its proprietary recycling technology. Committed to developing innovative solutions for sustainable development, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe joined this consortium in April 2019. In 2022, Carbios signed an agreement with On, Patagonia, PUMA, and Salomon, to develop solutions promoting the recyclability and circularity of their products.

The Company has also developed an enzymatic biodegradation technology for PLA-based (a bio sourced polymer) single-use plastics. This technology can create a new generation of plastics that are 100% compostable in domestic conditions, integrating enzymes at the heart of the plastic product.

For more information, please visit www.carbios.com/en / Twitter: Carbios LinkedIn: Carbios Instagram: insidecarbios

Carbios (ISIN FR0011648716/ALCRB) is eligible for the PEA-PME, a government program allowing French residents investing in SMEs to benefit from income tax rebates.

Translation is for information purposes only.
In case of discrepancy between the French and the English version of this press release, the English version shall prevail

1 To address sustainability challenges while enabling economic growth, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation have identified 1000+ clean and profitable solutions. More details available on the official website: https://solarimpulse.com/foundation
2Cf.Press release dated 23 February 2022
3Cf. Press release dated 3 June 2019

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

CARBIOS
Melissa Flauraud
Relations Presse
melissa.flauraud@carbios.com
Benjamin Audebert
Relations investisseurs
contact@carbios.com
+33 (0)4 73 86 51 76

Relations Presse (Europe)
Iconic
Marie-Virginie Klein
mvk@iconic-conseil.com
+33 (0)1 44 14 99 96

Relations Presse (U.S.)
Rooney Partners
Kate L. Barrette
kbarrette@rooneyco.com
+1 212 223 0561

Relations Presse (DACH)
MC Services
Anne Hennecke
carbios@mc-services.eu
+49 (0)211 529 252 22

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Belkin Introduces Samsung Approved Screen Protectors for New Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra Smartphones2.2.2023 01:00:00 CET | Press release

Belkin, a global consumer electronics leader in device protection, today introduces its ScreenForce™ TrueClear Curve screen protectors for the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series. These products have not only passed Belkin’s rigorous design and engineering quality tests but have also received the “Designed for Samsung” badge through the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program (SMAPP). “Belkin has led the accessories market in innovation and technology leadership for 40 years. People trust us to build the world’s best products to connect, power and protect their devices, and to put our customers and partners first,” said Steve Malony, CEO, Belkin. “Having Samsung’s additional stamp of approval allows our customers to have comfort and confidence that a Belkin product was designed perfectly for their brand-new device.” Belkin ScreenForce™ TrueClear Curve Blue Light Filter Screen Protectors are available for all three new Samsung devices and are engineered to accentuate the design of the de

Airswift Technology and Cloud Payments Partner to Enable Instant Access to Crypto with VISA and MasterCard1.2.2023 23:04:00 CET | Press release

Airswift Technology Limited, a leading Web3.0 native payment company, and Cloud Payments, a digital payments and banking technology platform provider have joined forces to enable cryptocurrency spenders with instant access to crypto at the points-of-sale using VISA and MasterCard payment methods. The collaboration will simplify crypto-based purchases by providing crypto on-ramping and NFT purchasing using VISA and MasterCard with optimized exchange rates. This offers crypto spenders increased convenience when shopping for retail goods and digital assets. “Millions of Web2.0 consumers are ready to onboard to Web3.0, but are not familiar with existing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) on-ramps,” said Dr. Yan Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Airswift. “So we’ve worked together to integrate Cloud Payments' simple, credit-card based crypto purchasing tools into our easy-to-use crypto payment platform. This feature lets you seamlessly on-ramp to and spend crypto right at the checkout without ever lea

Swave Photonics, QART Medical, and PhosPrint win big at 2023 SPIE Startup Challenge1.2.2023 22:02:00 CET | Press release

Yesterday, at a ceremony during SPIE Photonics West, Swave Photonics – with their Holographic eXtended Reality chips based on proprietary diffractive photonics technology – was announced the winner of the $10,000 top prize at the 13th annual SPIE Startup Challenge. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230201005834/en/ Jenoptik’s Ralf Kuschnereit, far left, Swave Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Theo Marescaux, Swave CEO Mike Noonen, and 2023 SPIE Vice President Peter de Groot. Credit: Joey Cobbs. QART Medical, utilizing biophotonics and data for 3D analysis of sperm cells during IVF, received $5,000 for second place. PhosPrint came in third, winning $2,500, with their novel bioprinting technology that repairs in vivo human tissue during surgery. All cash prizes are provided by SPIE Startup Challenge Founding Partner Jenoptik. The SPIE Startup Challenge, a pitchcompetition held annually by SPIE, the internationa

Q4 Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter 2022 Results on March 1st1.2.2023 22:00:00 CET | Press release

Q4 Inc. (TSX: QFOR), ("Q4" or the "Company") a leading capital markets communications platform, plans to release its fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. In conjunction with this release, the company will hold a video webcast led by CEO Darrell Heaps, on the Q4 Virtual Events Platform at 9:30 a.m. ET on March 1, 2023. Q4 2022 Earnings Release and Conference Call Details Participants can register in advance or access the webcast live at https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/712032670. Supplemental materials will be available at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the event. A replay of the webcast will be available at investors.q4inc.com shortly after the event concludes. Audience questions will be taken real-time via the Q4 Platform. Investors can also submit their questions in advance to ir@q4inc.com or via our IR website. We will do our best to respond to your questions either on the webcast, if time permits or s

Tanium Appoints Dan Streetman as Chief Executive Officer1.2.2023 20:00:00 CET | Press release

Tanium, a leading IT operations and security management company and the premier supplier of converged endpoint management (XEM), today announced the appointment of Dan Streetman to the role of chief executive officer. Orion Hindawi, who is the co-founder and current CEO of Tanium, will assume the role of executive chairman. In this new role, Orion will continue to drive the strategic vision and technical innovation at Tanium as well as continue his engagement with Tanium’s strategic partners and customers. David Hindawi, co-founder of Tanium, will transition to chairman emeritus. In his new role, Streetman will continue to strengthen Tanium’s commitment to protecting enterprises, organizations, and their people, while fortifying and evolving the company’s customer-facing operations, partner strategy, product strategy, and development. Streetman will build on the strong market momentum that Tanium has seen, including coming off a record fiscal year in terms of revenue and new customer g