Engineered enzymes to help solve the planet’s plastic problem

Newswise – Researchers from Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) have developed a new enzyme engineering platform to improve plastics degrading enzymes through directed evolution. To illustrate the usefulness of their platform, they designed an enzyme that can successfully hydrolyze poly(ethylene) terephthalate (PET), the plastic commonly used in plastic bottles. In recent years, enzymatic recycling of … Read more