Here you find the latest news about this project ‘H2020robox’.

The Plastics Debate

As ROBOX has been developing approaches to produce monomers and polymers from materials derived from plant sources we have highlighted several of these advances in the past. ACIB ROBOX Enzymes PolyHydroxyAlkanoates Stefaan de Wildeman Another approach to reducing impacts of plastics in the environment is the oxo-degradable plastics which have been discussed at length recently…

ROBOX Publishes two papers on the use of BVMO enzymes to make monomers for use in practical polymer applications

Our partner from Maastricht have published two papers that demonstrate the use of ROBOX technology to produce monomeric lactones that can be used to make polyesters with properties that can be tuned by enzyme selectivity Application of a thermostable Baeyer–Villigermonooxygenase for the synthesis of branched polyester precursors The publication in Organic Process Research and Development…

Bioplastics – better products for our future

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are natural plastics rapidly compostable and biodegradable in the environment. These can replace the petrochemical products that we now use which are degrading our environment because of their persistance and danger to flora and fauna. These PHAs are not new – products based on these were first developed by the UK company ICI…