November 11, 2008
Danisco receives Indian research and business delegation
Press Release

Danisco is playing host to a research and business delegation from India, a visit that is meant to strengthen R&D collaborations and building partnerships between India and Denmark.


The ''Food, Feed and Bioenergy'' delegation is made up of businessmen, scientists and officials and is headed by Dr. M.K. Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology under the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology.


The visit is important to Danisco due to their activities in India and the company plans to strengthen their presence in the Indian market in the coming years.


Danisco has expanded their activities in India this year with two new production units for functional systems and enzymes, therefore the company welcomes the opportunity to speak with the delegation about its business and to consolidate good relationship with India, according to Danisco CEO Tom Knutzen.


The functional systems plant produces blends for the ice cream market in particular, but will later move on to other dairy products. The enzyme plant produces enzymes for animal feed, food and beverages, bioethanol, detergents and textiles. Both plants are located in Haryana, India.


Food, feed and bioenergy have potential in the Indian market, therefore Danisco is interested in establishing contacts to build on our collaborations and research activities in the future, said Knutzen.


India's fast growing industrial enzyme market is currently estimated at US$75 million.

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