Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy

Welcome to the SusPlast platform!

Our "plastic" mission:

SusPlast aims to develop research and innovation activities, including socio-educational strategies, aimed at plastic production processes and their recycling, through mechanical, chemical and biotechnological strategies to meet the necessary requirements to implement plastics management based on a circular economy.

Our partners´ expertises:

SusPlast is a multidisciplinary platform, integrated by biotechnologists dedicated to bioprospecting, enzymatic catalysis, biotransformation, environmental microbiology, synthetic and systems biology, and polymer biotechnology as well as specialists in materials engineering, packaging, design of functional materials, modification of surfaces, and biomaterials and a group specialized in pyrolysis of waste for chemical and biotechnological transforma-tion in value-added products.

Our working fields:

SusPlast joints people working on i) engineering of new biocatalysts and biosynthetic routes for obtaining renewable building-blocks as components of novel plastic polymers; ii) processing and functionali-zation of polymers for novel materials using an eco-friendly technology; iii) plastics degra-dation; iv) plastic recycling; v) development of biomass-derived biopolymers; vi) advanced characterization of recycled plastics and novel bioplastics.

SusPlast proposes an ambitious cross-sectorial and symbiotic approach that involves materials science and biotechnology in a joint action for the exploitation of new technologies and strategies to overcome the global challenge of `SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY’.

Platform coordinator: Dr. M. Auxiliadora Prieto (CIB-CSIC)

Latest SusPlast Twitter feeds:

SusPlast-CSIC @susplast Also in days of worldwide corona virus crisis, there must be this moment to say "HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY to the… Responder Retwittear Favorito 16 Mar
SusPlast-CSIC @susplast After the corona virus time. Some @susplast partners will present in September at the new edition of ISBP-2020 (Int… Responder Retwittear Favorito 13 Mar
SusPlast-CSIC @susplast @susplast partner POLYBIO (with Dr. Manuel Godoy) this morning at the 7th International Seminar on Biopolymers & Su… Responder Retwittear Favorito 5 Mar
SusPlast-CSIC @susplast @susplast partner group POLYBIO (with Dr. Manuel Godoy, CIB-CSIC) will present this week at "7th International Semi… Responder Retwittear Favorito 3 Mar
SusPlast-CSIC @susplast @susplast partner @aimplas is coordinator of this important project on recycling the plastic parts of used vehicles: Responder Retwittear Favorito 28 Feb
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