Enzymes play crucial roles in Technical applications such as detergents, textile processing, pulp and paper processing, general chemical synthesis, and biofuel production in North America (US, Canada, and Latin America). Similar to enzymes used in other sectors (e.g., food and feed), enzymes improve sustainability of all aspects of modern manufacturing. For example, given their nature as proteins, they are readily biodegradable and have a low potential of causing adverse effects in humans (workers, consumers and their pets) and the environment (see the Sustainability page). Let’s explore some technical applications. To learn more about how modern biotechnology will further expand the use of enzymes into exciting new areas please see the Biotechnology page.
Let’s explore some technical applications.