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At a time in which global food demand is increasing as the availability of farmable land is decreasing, microbes play a key role in sustainably optimizing agricultural processes. They thrive in soil and are an important part in many of a plant's biological functions. They aid crop growth, secure nutrients and even fend off pests naturally. The natural benefits of microbes are a powerful complement to existing plant and soil treatments.
Probiotics are naturally occurring live microbes that stabilize the gut flora of poultry, pigs and other animals. They can improve animal health, growth rate and feed utilization. This saves resources and makes the animal farming industry more sustainable.
Water quality is a key factor in successful aquaculture. Novozymes' microbial solutions for aquaculture use beneficial bacteria that 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.