In 2007, Novozymes launched 10 new products, which all illustrate how bioinnovation can help industry to meet current demands.
Manufacturers all over the world are facing increasingly strict demands from the outside world. Regardless of whether you are a textile manufacturer in China, a bioethanol producer in the USA or the owner of a brewery in Eastern Europe, you must be able to develop better products faster, cheaper and smarter than your competitors. And in recent years yet another demand has arisen: Products and production are increasingly being assessed for environmental friendliness.
With Novozymes’ bioinnovation, our customers and business partners can meet these demands by using new and more effective biotech-based processes instead of traditional industrial methods. In this way, Novozymes is challenging conventions and creating value – both for our customers and the planet.
In 2007, Novozymes launched 10 new products – a record number for a single year. In their own ways, all these products help our customers to live up to the new demands.
Effective brewing enzyme
One of these products, Ultraflo® Max, is a new enzyme for the brewing industry, which gives producers better beer filtration, regardless of the quality of malt they use. With better filtration, more beer runs through the filters, reducing blockages and production stoppages – which ensures increased brewing capacity, better use of raw materials and lower costs.
Environmental detergent enzyme
Another new product is Stainzyme® Plus – a detergent enzyme for low temperature detergents. The product makes our customers more competitive in Western Europe, where consumers are becoming aware of the environmental benefits of washing at lower temperatures. It also gives access to new markets for detergent manufacturers in areas including Asia, where washing at lower temperatures is already common.
Better food products
A final example of a new Novozymes product from 2007 is Acrylaway™ – a ground-breaking new enzyme that reduces acrylamide, a potentially carcinogenic substance, in food products such as biscuits, cookies and snacks.
Acrylamide forms when starchy food is baked, fried or grilled at high temperatures – and Acrylaway™ can reduce acrylamide content in food products by 50-90%, helping to make food safer for consumers.
Acrylaway™ – an enzyme that reduces the content of acrylamide, a potentially carcinogenic substance found in starchy food that has been baked, fried or grilled at high temperatures
HyaCare® – a safe hyaluronic acid product for use in, for example, cosmetics and biomedicines
Mannaway® – an enzyme for detergents that efficiently removes stains containing guar gum, also known as mannan, which can be found in substances such as ketchup or chocolate
Ronozyme® NP – an enzyme for the feed industry that improves animals’ nutritional digestion while reducing emissions of environmentally harmful phosphor from slurry
Saczyme® – producers of beverage alcohol and spirits can use the enzyme to efficiently convert their raw materials into sugar, which can then be fermented into alcohol
Spirizyme® Ultra – an enzyme used in the production of first-generation biofuel that improves production capacity
Stainzyme® Plus – an enzyme for detergents that efficiently removes starch-based stains at low temperatures, even in small doses
Sucrozyme – an enzyme for the manufacture of sweeteners
Ultraflo® Max – an enzyme for the brewing industry that ensures longer and more uniform filtering processes to increase brewing capacity and reduce production costs
Viscoferm® – an enzyme for the beverage alcohol industry that reduces viscosity and so increases the effect of raw materials while reducing water and energy consumption in production
At Novozymes, in cooperation with companies worldwide, we want to rethink tomorrow and create more sustainable ways to do business. This is possible through bioinnovation – advances based on biotechnology that replace traditional industrial production methods with more sustainable methods. We believe that industry will use biotechnological processes to a much larger degree in the years ahead to manufacture a wide range of products including foods and medicines. And we believe that it is possible to find solutions that can help create the future by breaking with conventions and traditional mindsets.