A new partnership between Carbios and Novozymes – Innovation in Textiles

Carbios and Novozymes have announced an exclusive global strategic partnership ensuring the long-term production and supply of PET-degrading enzymes at an industrial scale.

The proprietary PET-degrading enzymes of Carbios will be supplied to the world’s first biological PET recycling plant scheduled to commence operation in 2025 in Longlaville, France, as well as to future licensees.

Carbios and Novozymes have had a partnership since 2019 to develop enzyme-based solutions and address the sustainability challenge of plastic pollution, both within PET-recycling and PLA-biodegradation. Under the new agreement, they will extend their collaboration to develop, optimise and produce enzymes that will subsequently be supplied by Novozymes to all licensees of the Carbios technology. The new agreement grants both parties exclusivity in the field of the partnership.


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