Beworm is a Munich-based startup that aims to increase plastic recycling using living organisms.
Beworm is researching different microbes and their enzymes that can break down one of the most common types of plastic, polyethylene, into smaller building blocks. These building blocks can then be used to make bioplastics, biofuels, oil or wax.
The name Beworm is given after the large wax worm. Wax worms were the starting point for the development of Beworm.
- Future bioengineering
Plastic recycling with microorganisms, namely, wax worms that can survive by eating polyethylene.
Using bioagents to develop a biocatalytic recycling process that breaks down polyethylene and plastic into valuable basic chemicals.