nzcomtestside - 2.1 Cost savings

We can assist our customers in creating a sustainable profile while saving costs. Through application of Novozymes’ solutions, our customers can for example reduce the need for energy and water, thus reduce raw material costs in the production.


Our comprehensive life cycle assessments (LCAs) show that enzymes in many cases can reduce energy and water consumption, increase the efficiency of certain raw materials and thereby reduce raw material costs.

With this LCA documentation proving the benefits of using enzymes, our customers are well prepared to support green claims and thereby respond to increasing expectations about sustainability. Learn more about how Novozymes assist our customers in reducing carbon emissions:[link to 2.2. green claims]


See how you can reduce raw material costs in your industry in the following industry-specific examples [link to relevant LCA-examples and create links that add mention “raw material costs” with each industry] – ask PHGN for examples = MHXB.


Reduced raw material costs and energy consumption

As a result of their catalytic function, small quantities of enzyme can often replace large quantities of chemicals, energy, and water. The immediate benefits of enzyme application are reduction in raw material costs, in chemicals, energy, and/or quality improvements. This is often the key to efficiency improvements in our customers’ production processes.


 Reduced CO2 emissions

Using enzymes saves energy compared to traditional processes. Our rough estimate shows that our customers' average net savings is in the order of 130 kg of CO2 emissions for each kg of Novozymes enzymes they use. Combined with our production figures, these estimates reveal that in 2011 using our products has led to a reduction in CO2 emissions of around 45 million tons.


Reduced environmental impact

In the broader perspective, enzymatic solutions repeatedly help specific industries produce more with less by using products with fewer and less toxic inputs, thus reducing impacts on the environment. In many cases, these reduced impacts contribute to the sustainable business in individual industries and also to the society as a whole.

 (missing cost saving example – follow up by MHXB)

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