Microbes

Keeping nature clean

Microbes are microscopic, single-celled organisms like bacteria and fungi. Although they're often associated with dirt and disease, most microbes are beneficial. For example, microbes keep nature clean by helping break down dead plants and animals into organic matter.

Millions of years of mutual benefits

Our solutions

Tiny powerhouses

Crop protection, sustainable farming, wastewater treatment and environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions. All in a day's work for our microbial solutions. Find out how our customers use our microbial solutions to do more with less.

Microbes thrive in soil and play an important role in many of a plant's biological functions. They help plants get a good start to growth, secure nutrients, and even help to fend off pests. The natural benefits of microbes represent the next step in the art of agriculture. 
 
Probiotics are naturally occurring live microbes that stabilize the gut flora of poultry, pigs and other animals when ingested. They can improve animal health, growth rate and feed utilization, thereby saving resources and improving sustainability of the animal farming industry.
Water quality is a key factor in successful aquaculture. Novozymes' microbial solutions for aquaculture use beneficial bacteria that – when introduced to the water - help to maintain healthy conditions in a natural and effective way.
Microbes are at the heart of every municipality's and industry's biological wastewater system. They detect which contaminants are present and - if capable - produce the enzymes needed to break them down. Adding Novozymes' microbial solutions to  the existing wastewater microbial community increases its ability to break down contaminants.
Wastewater treatment facilities can produce biogas, a source of renewable energy that can be used as a heat source or converted into electricity. Adding our biological solutions to the existing wastewater microbial community can lead to higher biogas production. Novozymes itself uses biogas produced from wastewater in some of our production facilities.