World leader in biological solutions

Novozymes produces a wide range of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, providing innovative answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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The planet’s population is growing, consuming more and putting a strain on natural resources. Novozymes is helping the world address these challenges. Our innovative biological solutions improve industrial manufacturing processes by saving energy, water and raw materials, while reducing waste and emissions, and helping make everyday products more sustainable.

Sustainability is intrinsic to our business

The nature of our technology allows us to offer our customers solutions that optimize their use of raw materials and energy. That makes sustainability an intrinsic part of our business.

48% market share

The world market for industrial enzymes grew 10% to an estimated DKK 25 billion, in 2015. Novozymes remained market leader with a 48% share of the market. Through The BioAg Alliance, we have a leading position in the market for seed inoculants.

Good things come in small packages

For Novozymes, everything begins with enzymes and microorganisms.

Enzymes

enzymeEnzymes are proteins that act as catalysts. When one substance needs to be transformed into another, nature uses enzymes to speed up the process. Enzymes in the stomach, for instance, ensure food is broken down into tiny particles that can be converted into energy in the body.

Our customers use enzymes as catalysts in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, including ethanol, sugar, beer and bread, where the enzymes are not part of the end product. Enzymes are also used directly in products such as laundry detergents, where they help remove stains and enable low-temperature washing.

Microorganisms

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Many microorganisms have natural properties that can be put to use in a variety of industrial processes.

Through The BioAg Alliance, Novozymes works to discover and develop microorganisms that give the world’s farmers a new biological toolkit for increasing yields and protecting crops.