Carbios announces that it has been granted the building permit and operating authorization for the world’s first PET (polyethylene terephthalate) biorecycling plant, allowing construction to start.
The plant will be built in Longlaville (54) in the Grand-Est Region on a 13.7-hectare site adjacent to the existing PET production plant of Indorama Ventures, its strategic partner.
This state-of-the-art facility, scheduled for commissioning in 2025, will play a crucial role in the fight against plastic pollutionby providing an industrial-scale enzymatic recycling solution for PET waste.
Carbios’ technology enables PET circularity and offers an alternative raw material to virgin fossil-based monomers, allowing PET producers, chemical companies, waste management firms, public entities, and brands to have an effective solution to meet regulatory requirements and fulfill their sustainability commitments.
The plant will have a processing capacity of 50,000 tons of post-consumer PET waste per year (mostly waste that is non-recyclable mechanically, equivalent to 2 billion colored PET bottles or 2.5 billion PET food trays) and will generate 150 direct and indirect jobs in the region.
For more information about Carbios's project : https://www.carbios.com/en/carbios-obtains-building-and-operating-permits/#_ftn1