01 Oct Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment
Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE™) is a U.S. Department of Energy multi-organization consortium focused on developing new chemical upcycling strategies for today’s plastics and redesigning tomorrow’s plastics to be recyclable-by-design.
Their research is broken down into the following tasks:
This blog post will focus on the Research Thrusts.
This task aims to develop selective and scalable catalytic technologies to break down today’s plastics to processable intermediates for use in the Upcycling and Redesign tasks.
These are the following methods and processes BOTTLE™ is working on.
The Upcycling Task focuses on converting intermediates from today’s plastics to high-value materials using biological and chemo-catalytic conversion.
These are the following focus areas for this task.
Redesign and Modeling
This task is to create tomorrow’s plastics to be recyclable-by-design, economically viable, energy-efficient, and derived from bio-based sources and today’s waste plastics.
The Redesign and Modeling task focuses on these areas and activities.
To read more please visit: https://www.bottle.org/index.html