Novozymes expands into agricultural biocontrol, to co-develop enzyme solutions with FMC

DENMARK – Danish biotechnology company Novozymes is expanding beyond its current base of microbial products and is entering the biocontrol segment of agriculture with a promising enzyme-based technology. As part of the entry into the biocontrol, Novozymes will partner with FMC, a leading global agricultural sciences company, to research, co-develop, and commercialize biological enzyme-based crop protection solutions for growers around the world. Together, the companies will combine their respective R&D capabilities with FMC serving as commercial partner and Novozymes as the manufacturing partner. The partnership will leverage Novozymes’ enzyme biocontrol…

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Novozymes newly launched enzyme to improve taste of high protein drinks

DENMARK – Danish based global biotechnology company Novozymes has launched a new enzyme which it says will help improve the taste of high protein drinks. According to Novozymes, the new enzyme christened Formea® Prime will help the industry produce better tasting protein beverages that consumers seek to buy in a growing market. Formea Prime is being launched at an opportune time when, consumers around the world are becoming increasingly concermed about their health and want to buy food that support their well-being. As a result of this new trend, protein-enriched…

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Danish biotechnology company Novozymes launches new dough improving ingredient

DENMARK — Global biotechnology company Novozymes has introduced Gluzyme Fortis- a new ingredient which it says strengthens gluten and improves the dough. According to Novozymes, the biological solution makes it easier for bakeries to handle dough and produce bread under warm and difficult climatic conditions. Long supply chains, storage temperature and tough climatic conditions are some of the challenges that impact how ingredients perform during production of bread and ultimately impact the final bread.  “With Gluzyme Fortis, Novozymes has made a new solution to help the industry meet these challenges…

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Amy Byrick to head Novozymes’ Strategy & Business Transformation Unit

DENMARK – Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has appointed Amy Byrick as the new Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Transformation. A statement from Novozymes said that Amy Byrick will assume her new position in April 2021 and will become a member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to President & CEO Ester Baiget. Byrick has a solid strategic and commercial track-record with strong focus on execution and joins Novozymes from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, where she led the Global Food & Beverage business. Prior to her time at DuPont,…

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Givaudan, Novozymes to partner in development of new food ingredients and technologies

SWITZERLAND – Givaudan and Novozymes, have announced a new research partnership for the development of synergistic innovative ingredients and technologies for customers. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, Givaudan has managed to distinguish itself as a global leader in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty Novozymes, on the other hand, is one of the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies. The company’s bioinnovation is used to achieve higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, and production of renewable fuel. According to a statement from Givaudan,…

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Firmenich partners with Novozymes, Microsoft to launch new technologies for its business

SWITZERLAND – Firmenich, a privately owned perfume and taste company, has partnered with Novozymes, a Danish biological solution leader, to launch a new jointly developed natural sugar reduction solution TasteGEM® SWL with Saphera® lactase A synergy is achieved when Firmenich’s market-leading sugar reduction solution TasteGEM® is combined with cutting edge lactase solution Saphera®. The patent-pending technology unlocks the naturally occurring sweetness of milk and bridges the sensorial gaps that arise when added sugar is removed. TasteGEM® SWL with Saphera® lactase delivers a superior tasting product and enhanced eating experience with…

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Danish enzyme producer Novozymes acquires probiotic solution provider, PrecisionBiotics for US$90.3m

IRELAND – Global biotechnology company, Novozymes has acquired PrecisionBiotics Group for DKK 600 million (US$90.3m), in a move aimed at advancing its business within human health. Based in Cork, Ireland, PrecisionBiotics Group has developed a portfolio of human-origin probiotic strains, targeting different areas including gut health. Novozymes offers a range of biological solutions, including enzymes and microorganisms, for industrial applications spanning areas such as wastewater treatment, agriculture, and the production of everyday household products. The company has also established OneHealth to market its solutions within human health under one umbrella,…

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Danish initiative P4G funds manufacturing of protein-rich biscuit in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G), a Danish initiative has invested US$500,000 to fund a project to develop protein-rich biscuit in Ethiopia that will alleviate hunger in refugee camps and poor urban areas. P4G is an initiative with the ambition of becoming the world’s leading forum for developing concrete public-private partnerships at scale to deliver on the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. The biscuits are made from whey protein and local quinoa produced with enzymes and manufactured in an Ethiopian biscuit factory. According to State…

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Novozymes launches new lactase to improve nutritional profile of dairy products

DENMARK – The Danish biological solutions company, Novozymes is launching Saphera Fiber, a new lactase enzyme which enables manufactures to increase the content of fibers while also reducing sugar in fermented and non-fermented dairy products. According to the ingredient supplier, the new lactase enzyme works by converting lactose contained in the milk into galactooligosaccharides (GOS) fibers without reducing the natural sweetness of dairy products. Galactooligosaccharides fibers are derived from the lactose in cow’s milk and are often associated with improved digestive health. Novozymes explains that 45% of the lactose contained in fluid…

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Green Plains and Novozymes partner in production of protein ingredients

USA – Diversified commodity-processing company, Green Plains has entered into an exclusive partnership with Danish company, Novozymes for biological solutions in the production of high protein ingredients. The partnership will be aimed at aquaculture, pet food, as well as novel ingredients to be used in the global protein markets. The collaboration will utilize the biorefinery footprint, process know-how, and global distribution capabilities of Green Plains together with Novozymes’ expertise in microbiology to create a diverse range of value-added products resulting in functional proteins. Novozymes will combine its biological solutions with…

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