Author: David Guerrand


Journal Title: Oilseeds and fats, crops and lipids

ISSN: 2257-6614 (Online)
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Society/Institution: ETIG
Enzymes developed and produced for industrial applications represent a market estimated at a global value comprised between $5000 million and $5500 million in 2016. The major applications for industrial enzymes include food and beverages (dairy, bakery, fruit juices, beer, wine), detergents, biofuel productions, animal feed, and other applications such as textiles, leather, and paper processing. Altogether, food and feed applications account for 55–60% of the global enzymes market, and market is still growing at an estimated 6–8% annual growth. The lipases category represents less than 10% of the global enzymes market, with a broad range of industrial applications: detergents, oil processing, food processing and pharmaceutical end-users. Existing applications and new development in the food and agroindustries sectors are reviewed.
© D. Guerrand, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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Illustration Photo: Weighing out lipase for making cheese (credits: Jeff Potter / / Flickr Creative Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))


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