Novozymes is based on bio-innovation. The company applies biotechnology to challenge and complement traditional thinking and applications in order to identify sustainable solutions for forward-looking companies.
According to the company, the resulting beer can be sold as a standalone product or it can be blended with traditional beer made with malt. Ondea Pro can also be blended into a different raw material mix of malt and barley in the beginning of the production process.
The malting of barley involves soaking the grain in water to allow it to germinate. The grain is then dried - a process that utilizes both water and energy. By avoiding this step, CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced. But the benefits are not limited to reducing the carbon footprint.
Compared to the conventional brewing process, Novozymes has documented a seven percent reduction in the amount of barley required to produce climate-friendly beer, thereby improving land utilization for society and decreasing operating costs for brewers.
Soren Lund, marketing manager for brewing in the US at Novozymes, said: â€œOndea Pro enables brewers to create great-tasting beer while optimizing raw material utilization and reducing their carbon footprint - all with one simple process. Itâ€™s a real game-changer for the brewing industry.
â€œWith the long-term trend toward industrialization of the brewing process and ever-rising raw material prices, brewers are seeking effective solutions that do not jeopardize the consumerâ€™s experience.â€
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