Novozymes and Solae to develop next generation of soy proteins

Companies combine innovation expertise to deliver functional and nutritional benefits to consumers.

Novozymes and Solae today announce their partnership to develop and market new soy proteins with distinctive functional and nutritional benefits. The collaboration combines each company’s unique strengths to deliver innovation to consumers. Solae is experienced in developing, producing, and marketing soy protein products, while Novozymes contributes enzyme technology to create next-generation ingredients with novel benefits for food manufacturers and consumers.

“The partnership with Solae holds great potential and is a good example of how Novozymes’ bioinnovation can be utilized in many areas, in this case to create new and healthy solutions for the food industry,” says Peder Holk Nielsen, Executive Vice President and head of Novozymes’ Enzyme Business.

The partnership is committed to the development of novel soy proteins with enhanced flavor, solubility, and nutritional benefits. These game-changing solutions will expand the opportunities for food manufacturers to use soy protein while still meeting consumers’ expectations for both flavor and health benefits.

“Our new soy protein ingredients will work in a broader range of food applications, making it easier for consumers across the globe to choose healthy, great tasting foods,” says Torkel Rhenman, CEO of Solae LLC.

Soy proteins are added to a wide range of food products such as infant formulas, meal replacement drinks, and sports bars and beverages. As well as increasing the nutritional value of the food, the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Joint Health Claims Initiative in the United Kingdom, among other regulatory bodies, have established that adding soy proteins to food reduces cholesterol levels, thereby lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

About Solae

Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technology and ingredients for the food, meat, and nutritional products industries. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional, and economic benefits to our customers.

At Solae, the journey to innovation begins with nature. We take one of nature’s best resources, the soybean, and create nutritious and great-tasting ingredients. Our goal is to provide solutions for today while innovating for tomorrow. With more than 1,000 products used by more than 3,500 customers, Solae’s soy ingredients are enjoyed by consumers around the world in products such as baked goods, beverages, nutrition bars, meats, vegetarian meals, and much more.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion, the company was formed through an alliance between Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) and DuPont (NYSE: DD). For more information, visit www.solae.com.