03.06.2014

DEPLOYMENT OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMIC MODEL BASED ON HOUSEHOLD WASTE

DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a cleantech company that designs and develops a new generation of industrial processes based on the exploitation of Deinococcus bacteria, announces that it has signed a collaborative R&D agreement with SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Group. This two-year contract is the first step of a project aimed at exploring the potential for developing a new industrial sector for transforming urban organic waste into ethanol through the action of Deinococcus bacteria.

For now, organic waste is essentially recycled through composting and methanization. The abundant availability of this source of carbon, its cost and its composition, which is favorable to the growth of microorganisms, make it a realistic candidate for innovative recycling into molecules of industrial interest, including commodities.

With its amazing capacity for effectively degrading all types of biomass, Deinococcus creates value from waste that is little used today,” declared Emmanuel Petiot, CEO of DEINOVE. “In cooperation with SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, one of the world leaders in processing and recycling waste, we are expanding our potential markets and are contributing to the development of a real circular economy.”