Customer Benefits

Our biosolutions enable cost savings and reduced environmental impacts by reducing the amount of raw materials used, substituting chemicals and improving product quality.

How our customers benefit from our biosolutions

Novozymes' technology assists our customers in building more sustainable businesses and documenting environmental benefits.


Sustainability benefits for customers with biosolutions

Our biosolutions enable cost savings and reduced environmental impacts by reducing the amount of raw materials used, substituting chemicals and improving product quality. Our biosolutions can assist a diverse group of customers contribute to more sustainable industries that produce more from less. Learn more about our solutions.

Here are a few examples of customer benefits:

  • Save costs:  many of our customers are experiencing fluctuating raw material prices and volatile markets. Novozymes’ biosolutions can help customers reduce raw material costs by improving raw material efficiency and by substituting traditional chemicals with more sustainable alternatives.  
  • Reduce carbon emissions:  We help our customers reduce carbon emissions through the application of our enzymes and biosolutions.
  • Improve and document: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies can be completed in collaboration with customers based on data from customers’ specific application of Novozymes’ technology. At the same time we already do cover several industries with LCAs.

Cost saving with biosolutions

Through the application of Novozymes’ biosolutions, our customers may reduce the need for energy and water, and reduce high raw material costs in production.

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Our life cycle assessments (LCAs) show that enzymes in many cases can reduce energy and water consumption, increase the efficiency of certain raw materials and thereby reduce raw material costs. As a result of their catalytic function, small quantities of enzymes can often replace large quantities of chemicals, energy, and water. Examples of immediate benefits of enzyme application are:

  • a reduction in raw materials
  • a reduction in chemicals
  • a reduction in energy
  • and/or quality improvements

This is often the key to efficiency improvements in our customers’ production processes.


Novozymes case: Reducing processing costs in the textile industry

In a challenging financial climate the textile industry has had to really search for cost saving solutions. Bioblasting is a garment finishing-process used in the textile industry. With Novozymes’ application that enables textiles to be bioblasted and dyed simultaneously in the dyeing bath, substantial costs savings can be realized. This is shown in the chart below comparing a conventional process of bioblasting with an enzyme-assisted process, showing substantial savings when applying Novozymes Cellusoft®, CR.


Comparison of total processing cost in textile industry

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Novozymes Cellusoft® CR is the alternative that decreases the usage of and costs associated with steam, electricity, water, and labor as well as the need for acidic applications. Case: China. Combining the two processes, you will save water, energy, and time, which means reduced production costs – adding a strong competitive edge to your business while creating a better business profile.

Novozymes’ solutions often create the potential for large energy and cost savings for our customers: In 2015 our enzyme applications helped our customers reduce carbon emissions of their activities by a total of 60 million tons of CO2.

Industry-specific examples of reduced carbon emissions

From each picture below, you can see how we helped our customers reduce their carbon emissions through the application of our biosolutions.

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Novozymes’ solutions often create the potential for large energy and cost savings for our customers: In 2015 our enzyme applications helped our customers reduce carbon emissions of their activities by a total of 60 million tons of CO2.

With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes' biosolutions help to make it possible to decouple economic growth from pollution and resource consumption. We document the environmental benefits of our solutions in life-cycle assessment studies.

We help our customers succeed today while at the same time preparing for the inevitable requirements of tomorrow by:

  • Translating reduced consumption of environmental resources and chemicals into customer claims
  • Thereby helping customers to:
    • Respond to retailers’ toughened sustainability requirements
    • Respond to stronger environmental regulation
    • Achieve sustainability goals
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