Novozymes adds granulation capacity in Tianjin, China

Novozymes has invested in additional enzyme granulation capacity at its Chinese Tianjin plant which now officially opens

Tianjin, China December 13, 2010 – Investments have been made in the construction of additional granulation capacity at the Tianjin enzyme plant. As one of Novozymes’ three strategic production bases around the globe, the plant is capable of manufacturing various enzymes used in industries such as biofuel, food, brewing, and detergent. The extended granulation capacity allows Novozymes to produce more granulated enzymes, mainly for the detergent and food industries. Novozymes offers sustainable solutions to increase yields and to replace, reduce, or optimize the use of petrochemicals, thereby contributing to energy savings and emission reductions.

Leaders from the Tianjin government attended the ceremony and delivered their congratulations. This is yet another step toward making Novozymes’ Tianjin plant an even stronger fit with one of the first nation-wide low-carbon experimental cities. Tianjin is moving forward, increasing its role in the global biorefinery industry and simultaneously stimulating and promoting related industries.

“This year marks Novozymes’ 10th anniversary as an independent company and the 15th anniversary of our plant in Tianjin,” said Michael Christiansen, President of Novozymes China. And he continued: “Over the past 15 years, China has attached increasing importance to energy efficiency and emission reduction, and the investments in this area have been increased, which brings us more confidence to develop our businesses here in Tianjin.”

The construction of Novozymes’ cGMP-approved hyaluronic acid plant in Tianjin is in full swing and is expected to come on line at the beginning of 2011.