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Enzymes improve the feed given to farm animals.
Their effect is complementary to enzymes already present in the feedstuff itself and produced by the digestive system of the animal.
As a result, the availability of certain essential nutrients in animal’s diet is increased. It allows the farmer to optimize the use of feed ingredients , increase the productivity and minimize the waste.
High oil prices and the need to reducing greenhouse effect push up the demand for environment- friendly fuel.
Enzymes are already widely used in the conversion of agricultural feedstocks (corn, sugar, vegetable oil, or animal fats) into bioethanol – the process which is often referred to as the ‘first generation biofuels.
What's more is that enzymes are now more and more involved in the research and production of ethanol from the biomass (e.g. straw and other agricultural, urban or forestry waste) – the so-called second generation biofuels.
The use of biomass is of great interest as it is available in a great diversity on Earth. That is why it could become an unlimited source of energy in the furure.
Here as well enzymes are called into action to drop off the use of toxic acids and to maximise the efficiency of the production of biological fuel.
Enzymes have been used in all steps of the processing of leather since the beginning of the 20th century.
They allow to drastically reduce the amount of chemicals normally used in the processing of skins and hides.
They speed up this lengthy process and make the final product softer and more solid.
Enzymes are becoming very popular in paper and pulp industry.
They help to reduce the amount of poisonous bleach while at the same time increasing the brightness of the final product.
Enzymes are also commonly used to smooth fibers, enhance water drainage, improve ink removal and enhance tissue softness.
All in all, enzymes allow to improve paper quality while reducing the amount of chemicals and raw materials used in the production of paper.
Textile industry can benefit from enzymes in many ways. Enzymes are used almost in all production processes of textile manufacture.
Fabrics treated with enzymes become smoother and softer. Enzymes permanently prevent pilling and increase the brightness of textile.
Enzymes have replaced pumice stone used in ‘stone washing’ of jeans. Not, not only they produce the same effect as pumice stones, but also avoid damaging the equipment and the garment.
Here as well, enzymes present an environmentally friendly solution to deadly chemicals traditionally used by textile industry.