Novozymes at a glance

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions, producing a wide range of industrial enzymes and microorganisms. We believe that we have innovative answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

The planet’s population is growing, and consuming more – placing a strain on natural resources and calling for more sustainable ways to meet its needs. Novozymes is helping the world address these challenges. Used in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, our innovative biological solutions improve the efficiency of processes both in industry and in everyday life by saving energy, water and other raw materials, while reducing waste.

Sustainability is intrinsic to our business

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

48% market share

In 2015, the world market for industrial enzymes expanded by 10% to an estimated DKK 25 billion, driven mainly by currencies. Novozymes remained the market leader with a 48% share of the market.

Through The BioAg Alliance, we have a market leading position within the market for seed inoculants.

Good things come in small Packages

For Novozymes, everything begins with enzymes and microorganisms.


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 that 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.



 Like enzymes, many microorganisms have natural properties that can be put to use in a variety of processes. In our strategic BioAg Alliance, Novozymes is working on microorganisms that will give the world’s farmers a new biological toolkit for increasing yields and protecting crops.