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“2015 was in many ways a significant year for Novozymes and for the world economy.”

Henrik Gürtler
Chairman of the Board
Letter from the Board of Directors

Sales by industry

Household Care

33% OF SALES
1% ORGANIC
SALES
GROWTH

Food & Beverages

27% OF SALES
5% ORGANIC
SALES
GROWTH

Bioenergy

18% OF SALES
-5% ORGANIC
SALES
GROWTH

Agriculture & Feed

15% OF SALES
19% ORGANIC
SALES
GROWTH

Technical & Pharma

7% OF SALES
6% ORGANIC
SALES
GROWTH
2015 in brief

“The financial results are more than satisfactory, but organic sales growth was harder to achieve in 2015.”

Peder Holk Nielsen
President & CEO
Letter from the CEO

Key events of 2015

January 7
Jan 7.

The BioAg Alliance delivers first full-year trials showing increases in corn and soybean yields

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January 20
Jan 20.

Novozymes launches new purpose, strategy and long-term targets

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February
Feb

Pulp and paper xylanase
A bleach booster for paper pulp that can reduce chlorine dioxide dosing, translating into a financial saving for the mill as well as environmental benefits

March
Mar

Novozymes Secura®
A thermostable, low-pH beta-amylase enzyme for maltose syrup production that provides a higher product activity level and still remains stable during storage

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May 28
May 28.

Adisseo and Novozymes announce partnership to develop probiotics for animals

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June 3
Jun 3.

Novozymes wins innovation award from Tereos for outstanding performance in implementing the liquefaction solution Novozymes LpHera®

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June 4
Jun 4.

Novozymes announces plans to establish a new innovation campus in Lyngby, Denmark

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August
Aug

Protease for automatic dishwashing
An improved protease that meets the new market requirements and conditions, offering main benefits in phosphorus-containing formulas

August 31
Aug 31.

Novozymes launches Bioenergy University – an online training platform for ethanol producers

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September
Sep

Novozymes Liquozyme® LpH
A highly efficient alpha-amylase enzyme that reduces mash viscosity and breaks down starch into shorter dextrin chains, even at low pH

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September
Sep

Novozymes Extenda®
A glucoamylase enzyme that produces more DP1 and less DP2 in the starch saccharification process for the production of conventional sweeteners

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September 10
Sep 10.

Novozymes scores 90 out of 100 in the Chemical Industry sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, placing the company among the top 3% of sustainability leaders in the sector

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September 25
Sep 25.

With businesses such as Novozymes playing a key role, world leaders meet to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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October
Oct

Novozymes Avantec® Amp
An alpha-amylase enzyme and advanced liquefaction solution that improves yield and throughput with added benefits in terms of chemical cost reductions, oil yield and simplified plant operation

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October 5
Oct 5.

Novozymes acquires Pacific Vet Group-USA, Inc. to strengthen position in probiotics for animals

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October 27
Oct 27.

Novozymes announces restructuring of its Biopharma business and cessation of hyaluronic acid production

October 30
Oct 30.

International journal Science ranks Novozymes the best science employer in the world

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November 17
Nov 17.

Monsanto and Novozymes, the two partners in The BioAg Alliance, announce a new acreage target for their microbial solutions of 250-500 million acres globally by 2025

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December 3
Dec 3.

Novozymes LactoMonitor™, a new device that lets dairy producers know the level of lactose in their products in seconds, wins Food Ingredients Europe’s Innovation in Technology award

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December 12
Dec 12.

At the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, Novozymes calls on global leaders to reach a strong agreement to limit global warming to 2°C

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Good things come in small packages

Enzymes

Enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts. When one substance needs to be transformed into another, nature uses enzymes to speed up the process.

Microorganisms

Like enzymes, many microorganisms have natural properties that can be put to use in a variety of processes.

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