Whether it's products that help reduce emissions or ways to support a growing wave of consumers opting for a vegan diet in the name of climate change, our people are responding to our customers' demands for climate-conscious ingredients. We’re proactively developing products that will help our customers' products be better for the world.
Enzymes for washing clothes at lower temperatures
AB Enzymes created a product that improves the effectiveness of laundry detergent, allowing consumers to save energy by washing their clothes at a cooler temperature without compromising cleaning performance. Today, the average water temperature for laundry has decreased to 43°C. It's incremental changes like this that will start to make a real difference in managing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Meat-substitute flavours to reduce dependency on meat production
The climate impact of animal farming is now widely understood, with 14.5% of global greenhouse gases emitted from global livestock alone, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Consumers are increasingly looking for meat-free alternatives as they realign their diet to one that’s climate-conscious. Ohly’s Taste Toolbox is a comprehensive selection of yeast extracts that add authentic flavours to meat replacement products.
Helping reduce emissions in animal farming
While encouraging vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian diets are part of the solution to drive down demand for and emissions from animal farming, there’s a bigger picture to consider. To reduce the damaging methane produced by animals, Ohly created a yeast-based ingredient that improves the nutritional composition of animal feed, resulting in lower animal emissions.
Water-saving solutions for textile manufacturers
AB Enzymes' textile manufacturing customers needed a more efficient way to bio-finish and dye fabrics that depended on less water. A specially developed enzyme combines these two processes, significantly reducing the water and energy required yet ensuring equal fabric softness and colour intensity. The process is around a third faster and uses 36,000m3 less water per year.