Enzymes for raw material optimization

Varying quality of raw materials? No problem

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Increase production capacity

Novozymes enzymes optimize the brewing process by decreasing energy and water consumption. You can even skip the cereal cooker step, and increase production capacity.

Optimize your raw materials

With enzymes, breweries are better able to cope with a year of bad harvests or rising prices. It’s possible to brew a great beer despite wide fluctuations in the quality of raw materials. Brewers can take advantage of non-traditional local raw materials, avoiding transport costs and protecting the environment.


50 shades of barley

How to make excellent beer with consistent taste and quality, lower operational costs, with better yield and efficiency? With Novozymes enzymes, your grist can include barley of various grades, levelling out differences in barley quality to increase raw material flexibility. It’s also possible to make a beer directly from barley – no malt. 

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How beer and enzymes are changing the future for farmers in Africa

This is the story of how innovative ways of brewing beer with enzymes and local crops are creating a new kind of future for farmers in Africa.

Meet Janet Karee Matura, a Kenyan farmer who sells her sorghum to breweries, which has let her to build a new home.

Use what you've got

Only about 40% of the crops raised in Africa are traditionally used for brewing. These include barley, corn and rice. In comparison, about 60% of African crops have not been used traditionally for brewing, but they certainly can be when supported with enzymes. These include millet, sorghum and cassava.

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Why raw material optimization is critical to success – and how to achieve it

In recent years, competition has gotten fiercer. We’ve seen increased variability and volatility in raw materials, growing pressure from tax authorities and regulators, and several breweries challenged on their sustainability efforts.

The bottom line: You need to be fast and flexible in today’s brewing market.

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Which solution is the right one for you?


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