• Partners


In cooperation with our partners, we put together what is needed to enable existing systems to change: We develop recycling technologies and methods for a livable world.

Institute for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering (ICTV), TU Braunschweig

The ICTV represents the field of chemical and thermal process engineering in teaching, research and professional training. In terms of education, the ICTV offers basic and application-specific courses in the field of fluid, chemical and thermal process engineering. Research activities are divided into the working groups: sustainable production technologies; innovative equipment and systems engineering; fouling and cleaning; biotechnological and pharmaceutical methods; pharmaceutical/chemical reaction techniques. In these groups, problems of basic engineering research as well as application-oriented aspects are addressed.


Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), TU Braunschweig

The IWF has departments specialising in production technologies & process automation, sustainable production and life cycle engineering. The sustainable production and life cycle engineering department develops new methods and solutions to increase energy and resource efficiency in production, including their practical implementation in industry. The focus is on creating innovative tools and applications to support life cycle based product and process design.



Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology

Research activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT can be divided into the areas of environmental engineering, polymer engineering, applied electrochemistry and energy source materials and systems. Since 1959, the Fraunhofer ICT has been an expert in the fields of environmental and process engineering, materials research, circular economy and resource efficiency, environmental simulation, and analytics. Its expertise ranges from the conception and implementation of processes to material development, characterisation and processing to the design, construction and operation of pilot plants. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and sustainability analyses.


Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Clausthal Technical University

Research at the Institute for Technical Chemistry deals primarily with topics within technical polymer chemistry, with sustainability issues playing a central role. For example, this includes detailed modelling of polymerisation processes with the aim of identifying optimum process parameters for the manufacturing of tailored polymers. Other important subjects include polymer electrolyte membranes, which are of great significance for a sustainable energy supply, and the use of supercritical CO2 as a reaction and process medium. Furthermore, we look at the synthesis of fluoropolymers under relevant technical conditions, as well as their characterisation and application.


University of São Paulo (USP) - São Carlos Campus

The University of São Paulo, founded in 1934, is one of the most important universities in Brazil. As part of the revolBRAS project, Prof. Aldo Ometto's research group at São Carlos Campus will review and validate the effects of integrating the revolPET® technology into the collection and recycling concepts across their value chain in Brazil. The focus is on the social and economic impacts of the project for the stakeholders along the entire value chain. In addition, different implementation concepts as well as structures of waste collection and disposal in different regions of Brazil will be evaluated.


University of São Paulo (USP) - Ribeirão Preto Campus

The research group led by Prof. Perla Rebehy conducts research in the field of environmental and financial management at Ribeirão Preto site and has a broad experience in the social stock exchange and the development of socially oriented BoP business models (Base of the Pyramid) in the field of waste management, which also include informal structures. The research group will provide information and support the evaluation of different implementation concepts as well as record and analyze different structures of waste collection and disposal in different regions of Brazil.


Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

Distinctive machine and process engineering knowledge, new technologies and a consistent focus on quality account for the success of Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH. For more than 80 years, the company has been designing, constructing and manufacturing individually co-rotating twin-screw extruders and turnkey extrusion systems for the plastics industry and the life science sector, including pharmaceutical applications. Leistritz will use its know-how to support the development of a sensor-based monitoring for the depolymerization as well as the scaling of the extrusion process.


Reclay Systems GmbH

The Reclay Group is an internationally operating service provider in the field of recycling and recycled material management. The medium-sized, owner-managed group of companies supports over 3,000 industrial, commercial and trade customers to achieve their environmental targets and meet their product responsibilities. The Reclay Group develops customised return and recycling systems for different types of waste, as well as selling and transportation packaging, and advises companies and governments on setting up waste management systems. The group also manages the processing and utilisation of recycled materials and thus provides industry with important secondary raw materials.


Source One GmbH

Source One is a resource and sustainability company. Source One's fields of activity are divided into three main pillars: Holistic services at all levels of the circular economy; Engineering services in the field of development, planning and implementation of processing systems for plastic waste and household waste sorting plants as well as the modernization of the existing ones; Illustration of the individual development and procurement of secondary raw materials. The company operates nationally as well as internationally. Source One supports the development of collection and logistics concepts in Brazil.


Weee.do Ltda.

Weee.do is a medium-sized company that collects and recycles various types of waste and markets the recyclates for further use. The company's focus is on the reuse and recycling of electrical and electronic waste. In addition, they plan, implement and operate systems for the disposal, collection and processing of all types of waste, especially electronic devices. With its expertise, Weee.do will implement the return and logistics concepts for the project in Brazil.


VTU Engineering Deutschland GmbH

VTU Engineering is responsible for the technical planning and documentation of the pilot plant within the revolPET® development project. They also contribute their extensive expertise to evaluate individual plant components. This is particularly important for the central units that are critical to the overall success of the plant concept.

You can find further information about VTU Engineering’s expertise on their website.


Schiller Apparatebau GmbH

As medium-sized company, SCHILLER Apparatebau GmbH produces equipment and special constructions for the chemical and petrochemical industry, and for plant engineers, since 1972. SCHILLER Apparatebau GmbH specialises in processing of non-corroding, acid and heat resistant stainless steels, nickel, copper nickel, aluminium, nickel-based alloys such as Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy and special materials such as titanium, tantalum and zirconium. They offer structural designs, strength calculations and technical specifications to domestic and international standards. SCHILLER Apparatebau GmbH is part of the SCHAUENBURG GROUP.


German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK São Paulo)

The AHK São Paulo is part of the worldwide network of the German Chambers of Commerce abroad with 140 locations in 92 countries. For more than 100 years it has supported around 800 member companies in their international business as an important platform for bilateral economic exchange. Due to its many years of experience in the field of market research and business development in Brazil, the AHK São Paulo is the ideal partner to conduct an economic feasibility study. Furthermore, AHK São Paulo will establish and consolidate contact with interested stakeholders.



TITK is one of the leading private material research institutes in the field of polymer functional and structural materials. With very close links to industry and state of the art technology, since 1991. TITK has been developing innovative source materials or entire production processes for automotive components, packing materials, medical products, textiles and lifestyle products. The subsidiary smartpolymer GmbH transforms the results of its in-house developments into marketable products and technologies.


bluesign® is an integrated system that provides industrial and branded companies with solutions for sustainable processing and manufacturing of products. Based on stringent criteria, tools and services are developed to provide companies with targeted support in their sustainable development work. The system behind the product name guarantees a maximum level of security for the consumer and ensures that products are manufactured with responsible use of resources and the smallest possible impact on people and the environment.