Project Name: sUstainable PLastIcs for the Food and drink packaging indusTry


The concept of UpLift is to introduce biological depolymerization technology as an addition and integration to establish recycling practices, by converting persistent plastic waste into more easily recyclable and/or degradable polymers. The project analyses value chains of the future to match and exploit the potential of microbe and enzyme technology to depolymerize the EoL plastic into monomers. Overall, the project aims at engineering towards greater scale and efficiency. Moreover, in order to contribute to further innovation, UpLift will also make use of an advanced high-throughput screening platform to further explore the potential of new and more efficient biocatalysts, among bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Synergies between genetic and protein engineering, as well as eco-engineering of microbial mixed consortia, is under UpLift scope. UpLift will contribute and facilitate the transition to more efficient recycling facilities, thus paving the way to a sustainable plastic system. 

Reason for applying to HSbooster.eu services

I have known this application in the standardization working group of Sister Projects (UpLift, PRESERVE and UP-PET). I think it could be a useful service to advise me on the standardization work plan being carried out by UpLift. In addition, it could be interesting to obtain recommendations from experts in the standardization field in order to make the development of the standardization work package as fruitful as possible. 

Main Standardisation Interests

The final objective is to try to make a position paper with recommendations for policy maker (close to UpLift technology) and proposals for the standardisation of UpLift processes and materials. 

Open Call Topic(s): Green transition in Europe

Project Acronym: UpLift


Grant Agreement Id: 953073

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Programme: H2020-EU.2.1.4. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Biotechnology

Call for proposal: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020

Funding Scheme: RIA - Research and Innovation action