Carbios has been granted two key US patents: One for a novel plastic-degrading microorganism, and another for the creation of plastics with a customised lifespan – which could help bioplastics break into more industrial applications.
A Green Chemistry company from the French region of Auvergne, Carbios was founded in 2011 but already has had some major achievements – such as opening its pilot plant for bioplastic production and developing a process to infinitely recycle PET, a common plastic.
Carbios is focused on developing bioprocesses centered around plastics, which it then licenses to the industry for commercialisation. With such a strategy, patents are Carbios’ main assets.
Now, two important patents for Carbios have been granted in the US. The Biotech had acquired these patents in 2012 from the CNRS, the University of Poitiers and Valagro Carbone Renouvelable as part of the THANAPLAST research project.
The first patent is for a process of enzyme inclusion in plastics –