History of Carbios

April 2011 – Company founded

June 2012 – Launch of the collaborative R&D project THANAPLAST™

August 2013 – CARBIOS joins the consortium Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)

Nov. 2013 – CARBIOS and SUEZ sign a preliminary agreement for a future collaboration to optimize the recovery of plastic waste

Dec 2013 – IPO on Euronext Paris

April 2014 –  Headquarters transfer to the Biopôle Clermont-Limagne in Saint-Beauzire

July 2014 – Production of a first 100% biodegradable plastic material in domestic conditions by inclusion of an enzyme in the material at the time of production

July 2014 –  Launch of a pre-industrial development platform

May 2015 – CARBIOS strengthens its strategic and historical partnership with TWB (INRA)

June 2015 – CARBIOS successfully applies its biodegradation technology to polylactic acid (PLA), which entails embedding an enzyme in plastic at the time of production

Sep 2015 – Launch of a pilot plant for the production of biodegradable plastics

Dec. 2015 – CARBIOS depolymerizes 100% of PET based plastic waste with its enzymatic recycling process

Dec 2015 – CARBIOS nominated Laureat of the «Europe 1 Environmental Trophees» in the «Eco-innovative Start-up» category

Feb. 2016 – France’s Decree on Single-use Plastic Bags Reinforces CARBIOS’ Unique Positioning

May 2016 – Grant of two key US patents and exercise of their related worldwide licensing options for the production of biodegradable plastics

July 2016 – CARBIOS opens a new biological pathway with its one-step PLA production process

Sep 2016 – Operational launch of the joint venture Carbiolice between Carbios, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients et the SPI operated by BpiFrance. First license agreement valued 8 M€

Nov. 2016 – Grant of a key patent in China on CARBIOS enzymatic biodegradation process of PLA

Dec. 2016 – Development of a depolymerization process at 100% of plastic bottles

January 2017 – CARBIOS part of the 10 Hot European Biotechs to observe in 2017 according (Europe’s leading digital media for Biotech)

June 2017 – TechnipFMC and CARBIOS sign a contrat on PET enzymatic biorecycling

July 2017 – Successful share placement of €4.2 million

October 2017 – L’ORÉAL and CARBIOS sign agreement to jointly found consortium for bio-recycling of plastic on industrial scale

Nov. 2017 – Free allocation of redeemable stock warrants for the benefit of shareholders of the Company

Nov. 2017 – Carbios wins EuropaBio’s 2017 Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award in the Industrial Biotech category.

Nov. 2018 – Carbios and Kem One sign a Letter on Intent to implement a PET recycling demonstration plant in the French Chemical Valley.

Janv. 2019 – CARBIOS and Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) receive €7.5 million of funding from the Investments for the Future Program operated by ADEME

Janv. 2019 – CARBIOS and CARBIOLICE enter into a joint-development agreement with Novozymes for long-term supply of PLA degradading enzymes.

June 2019 – Successful 14.5 million euros accelerated bockbuilding capital increase

Jan. 2020 – Carbios enters Joint Development Agreement with Novozymes for the production of Carbios’ proprietary PET-degrading enzymes

Feb. 2020 – Carbios announces strategic alliance with the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse (INSA).
The cooperative laboratory, called “PoPLaB” (Plastic Polymers and Biotechnologies), is the culmination of seven years of scientific collaboration.

April 2020 – Carbios announces the publication of an article on its enzymatic recycling technology in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.

April 2020 – Carbios and TechnipFMC to build demonstration plant for depolymerization of waste PET plastics to monomers.

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