Enzymes

What are enzymes?

Enzymes are natural proteins that act as catalysts for biochemical reactions. When one substance needs to be transformed into another, nature uses enzymes to speed up the process. In our stomachs for example, enzymes break down food into tiny particles to be converted into energy. But enzymes are also used in numerous applications within the food, feed, household and industrial fields.

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Biorefineries are boosting the bio-based industries across Europe

Flagship Biorefineries

Since 2014, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has funded 11 flagship biorefineries in Europe,  leveraging €1.3 billion in private investments to support the design and construction of the biorefineries, creating 3,500 new direct jobs and 10,000 indirect ones. Projects that have received funding include FARMŸNG, Exilva Cellulose Fibrils, First2Run, AgriChemWhey, PEFerence, AFTER-BIOCHEM, SWEETWOODS, Plenitude, Resolute, abacus, and Lignoflag.

 

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IFF Merges With DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences Business

Combined company to operate under the name of IFF

The previously announced merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences will be completed. The combined company will continue to operate under the name IFF. The combined company’s global reach and enhanced capabilities will enable the creation of innovative solutions to respond to customer demands and increasing consumer preferences for natural, healthier and “better for you” products.

 

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Crop Trader ADM Invests Money Into Firm Making Meat Out of Air

ADM Ventures invests in Air Protein

ADM Ventures, the venture capital arm of ADM  is pouring money into a start-up making meat from elements of the air. The California-based company Air Protein combines carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen with water and minerals in a probiotic production process that converts the elements into nutrients. ADM one of the world’s largest agricultural commodity traders.

 

     

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DSM announces integrated portfolio for plant-based meat alternatives

Ingredients for plant-based meat

Royal DSM now offers a complete portfolio of integrated solutions for creating plant-based meat alternatives. The range is designed to enhance taste, texture and nutritional value, while also managing sodium content in meat alternative applications. Featuring a selection of yeast extracts, process flavors, hydrocolloids and nutritional ingredients, DSM’s full portfolio provides food producers with the tools they need to get to this thriving market fast, and meet growing consumer demand.

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