Customer story

Bio-based CO2 utilization for production of sustainable alternatives to fossil-based polyethylene

"With Spinverse, we were able to focus on what we do best: the content and the technology. They took care of the rest, and they did it remarkably well."

Annelie Jongerius, Technology Manager, Avantium.

Customer story in numbers


MILLION € (total budget)





Funding instrument

Horizon Europe Circular Bio-based Europe JU

Avantium, a Dutch innovation-driven company dedicated to the development and commercialization breakthrough technologies for chemical production, leads a consortium of 12 partners. Their goal is to develop a resource-efficient solution for converting biogenic CO2 emissions from wastewater treatment plants into bio-based plastics for packaging.

Key challenges

Efficiently capturing and converting biogenic CO2 emissions into monomers, and subsequently polymerizing them to produce poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid (PLGA), a fully biodegradable polymer with desirable properties for packaging.

How we reached the goals

Spinverse funding experts supported the consortium in its successful funding proposal process. Spinverse also contributed to the process in mapping the stakeholders in the value chain and encouraged their involvement in the consortium.

Key takeaways

The HICCUPS project offers an innovative approach to mitigating biogenic CO2 emissions by transforming them into bio-based plastics, which serve as sustainable alternatives to traditional fossil-based polyethylene used in packaging.

Impact of the project

Demonstrates a cost-efficient and appealing new method for capturing and converting biogenic CO2 into recyclable and biodegradable PLGA plastics for packaging products.