Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy

MicroSys (Microbial Systems & Protein Engineering Group)

Dr. Jorge Barriuso Maicas

Department of Microbial & Plant Biotechnology

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

C/Ramiro de Maeztu, 9;  28040 Madrid (Spain)

Telf.: +34 91 8373 112   Ext.: -4450/4439   e-mail:

Main Research Lines / Participation in SusPlast:

  • Production of bioplastics and plastic precursors from CO2 and synthesis gas

  • Valorization of agro-industrial wastes to bioplastics and platform chemicals using fungi, bacteria and their enzymes

  • Systems and synthetic biology of microbial consortia for the degradation of conventional plastics and their additives

  • Enzymatic depolymerization of plastics and metabolic engineering for the valorization of their monomers

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