Enzymes in animal protein
Get more from animal protein
Rising demand for animal protein puts pressure on natural resources. It also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently called for livestock production to reach its peak by 2030. By helping to get the most from a wide range of animal co-products, enzymes contribute to this goal. They also help you reduce waste and improve your sustainability, product quality and yield.
Turn animal co-products into high-value ingredients
According to The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 35% of the world’s harvest of fisheries and aquaculture is either lost or wasted. There is a huge opportunity to turn this waste into a protein source.
Enzymes are environmentally friendly processing aids. They convert animal by-products and/or co-products into valuable protein sources. Enzymatic protein hydrolysis solubilizes meat co-products by converting them into protein hydrolysates. These are proteins that have been at least partially broken down into small peptides and amino acids.
Add more value with more enzymes
Enzymes are specific, meaning that each one catalyzes a specific reaction. Applying a combination of enzymes gives you more benefits and allows you to meet specific commercial goals. That’s why more enzymes can translate into higher value end products.
Explore the benefits
Produce natural flavors and flavor enhancers from animal coproducts with microbial enzymes, a natural processing aid that is environmentally friendly.
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Your trusted enzyme supplier
Novozymes is your trusted enzyme supplier for animal protein processing with best-in-class capabilities and the broadest portfolio in the industry, including enzymes with unique functionalities and enzymes suitable for organic production.
- Superior know-how in technical implementation
- Reliable supply chain with state-of-the-art production facilities in four continents
- Best-in-class industrial microbial enzymes with consistent product quality. Superior performance compared to animal and plant based enzymes
- Our enzymes can help reduce the CO2 footprint of final products
- All our enzymes have gone through the strictest safety tests
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