The project’s goal is to show a sustainable route to a Circular Economy for Plastics by developing an advanced energy, carbon, and cost-efficient waste plastic biotransformation into high market demand bioproducts and bioplastics.
BioICEP brings together leading experts from industry and academia in order to achieve the following objectives:
The participating countries have been selected to represent different mixed plastic pollution environments, with specific partners selected which have the expertise and facilities to carry out the necessary technical innovations.
Three innovative booster technologies are at the core of this solution accentuating, expediting, and augmenting plastics degradation to levels far in excess of those current achievable.
The approach is a triple-action depolymerization system where plastic waste will be broken down in three consecutive processes:
Logoplaste will be a contributor to the project, mainly in Work Packages 3 and 8, and will have the role to incorporate these new polymers and bioproducts, generated by the consortium partners, into biobased and biodegradable packaging solutions, validating its feasibility for market adoption.
The €5 million project, which will span four years, is led by Athlone Institute of Technology, a third level institute in the heart of Ireland with a significant expert knowledge base and strong industry connections. AIT, plus thirteen other partners from nine different European and Asian countries, will take part in the BioICEP project.
Project name| BioICEP – Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics
Grant Agreement Number | Nº870292
Project Coordinator | AIT – Athlone Institute of Technology
Logoplaste Project Managers | Maria Eugenia Zacarias & João Leitão
Approval Date | 28.05.2019
Start Date | 01.01.2020 End Date | 31.12.2023
Total eligible cost| 268.564,00 EUR
European Union financial support| 268.564,00 EUR
BioICEP Project aims to demonstrate a seamless sustainable route to a circular economy for plastics by developing an advanced energy, carbon, and cost-efficient waste plastic biotransformation into high market demand bioproducts and bioplastics.