In 2016, the world market for industrial enzymesImprovement in water and energy efficiency (and reduction of CO2 intensity) is measured by the reduction in an index that comprises resource use divided by gross profit, compared with the same index for 2014 efficiency levels. Consequently, these indexes measure Novozymes’ ability to create value while reducing its environmental footprint. expanded by 1.7% to an estimated DKK 25.4 billion. Novozymes remained the market leader with an estimated 48% market share, followed by DuPont with an estimated 19%.
In the growing market for microorganismsMicroscopic, living, single-celled organisms such as bacteria and fungi., which is particularly influenced by trends in the agricultural industry, improving yields and complementing traditional chemistry and fertilizers remain priorities. This industry continues to attract increased attention from established agricultural chemical companies. In 2016, a consolidation wave swept the industry, with mergers announced by Bayer–Monsanto, Syngenta–ChemChina and Dow–DuPont, among others.
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