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Technip Energies confirms launch of Carbios industrial demonstration plant

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Carbios has inaugurated an industrial demonstration plant of its C-ZYME® technology, produced in collaboration with Technip Energies, in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Carbios is a pioneer in the development of enzymatic processes to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) of equivalent quality to virgin from plastic waste (bottles, films, packaging, etc.).

This industrial demonstration plant is the result of close collaboration between Carbios and Technip Energies. As part of this project, Technip Energies provided process development and industrialisation services as well as engineering and site supervision.

The demonstration plant will validate the technical, environmental and economic performance of the enzymatic PET recycling process for the establishment of the Process Design Package for C-ZYME® technology. Based on this industrial definition, the first business unit with a capacity of approximately 40 000 t is envisaged by 2025. Other industrial units could then be built and operated under licenses.

Alain François, Director of the Technip Energies Operational Center in Lyon, said: “Today we are taking a major step in our long-term project with Carbios. Since 2017, we have been working on ramping up its process to ensure its industrial competitiveness. With this demonstration plant, Technip Energies teams are once again demonstrating their expertise in the field of process industrialisation as well as their flexibility.

"The project was carried out in close collaboration with the Carbios teams and according to management methods adapted to the size of the plant. This ability to adapt and listen to our customers is essential in the conduct of innovative projects in the field of sustainable chemistry."

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/the-environment/03112021/technip-energies-confirms-launch-of-carbios-industrial-demonstration-plant/

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