Making history with innovation

Transformational innovation for the feed industry

To explore the innovative potential of feed enzymes, DSM and Novozymes created a unique Alliance more than 20 years ago. In the past two decades, we have developed the industry’s most complete and innovative feed enzymes portfolio.

DSM is a purpose-led, performance-driven company. Our core value is sustainability, and we are always looking to deliver transformational innovation to meet previously unmet needs – the needs of industry and of our customers, and ultimately of individual consumers all around the world.

At Novozymes, we are committed to finding biological and sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time, such as the need for more food and better farming, while contributing to a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.

Combining our complementary capabilities, we work hand in hand with our customers to create innovative feed enzyme solutions – solutions that form the basis for sustainable animal farming.

Science-based animal nutrition solutions

We offer our customers the world’s most comprehensive, science-based animal nutrition solutions, intelligently scaled to solve the sustainability and commercial challenges we all face in transforming the way we feed the world. 

By getting more out of less, we make animal feed more effective – and that means helping to make meat, fish, milk and eggs affordable and accessible for a growing global population.

  • Our proteases maximize the use of amino acids in diets so as to increase animal performance and reduce feed costs as well as nitrogen pollution. 
  • Our phytases increase natural phosphorus availability, improving performance while at the same time reducing feed costs and environmental impact.
  • Our carbohydrases release more of the energy present in diets so that increased performance can be achieved from the same amount of feed.
  • Our gut health enzymes remove bacterial cell debris from the animal’s gut, helping to optimize nutritional absorption and digestibility. 

Highlights from our balanced and targeted portfolio


A thermostable protease, ProAct improves sustainable protein nutrition. 


  • ProAct optimizes protein use  by increasing amino acid digestibility,  subsequently reducing crude protein levels, feed cost and the release of  nitrogen to the environment. 
  • The inclusion of ProAct in broiler diets, for example, increases the digestibility of the protein content of the feed by 7% and reduces nitrogen levels in manure by 35%. 
  • This allows lower-quality protein sources to be included in diets, cutting production costs while simultaneously reducing environmental impact.


HiPhos takes feed phytases to the next level. This exceptionally powerful feed phytase releases twice as much phosphorous to the animal. 

  • HiPhos increases liveweight gain and feed conversion in poultry and swine. 
  • Because far less inorganic phosphorus needs to be added to the diet, this feed phytase delivers substantial savings on feed costs. 
  • Because it reduces both environmental impact and feed costs, HiPhos also has a big impact on the sustainability of animal farming.


A thermostable amylase, HiStarch improves the digestibility of starch from grains and thus supports subsequent animal performance, while reducing feed costs and environmental impact.

  • HiStarch supplements the endogenous amylase produced by the bird, improving the digestibility of starch in the gut. 
  • It is extremely flexible and is precisely tailored to the needs of the feed manufacturing industry.
  • It combines outstanding heat stability with a free-flowing and dust-free CT (coated thermo-stable) form for use in premix, basemix and finished feeds.


A new milestone in the history of animal nutrition.


Balancius® is the first and only feed ingredient that breaks down peptidoglycans (PGNs) in bacterial cell debris, thus releasing nutrients and unlocking a hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality. 

  • Scientific studies demonstrate that the addition of Balancius® to the diet of broiler chickens
    • significantly improves nutrient digestibility and absorption capacity;
    • consistently improves feed conversion ratio by 4–6 points (3%), thus contributing to sustainable poultry production
    • improves breast meat yield; and
    • contributes to better animal welfare through dryer litter.

Together with our customers

Enzymes are increasingly recognized as essential tools for profitable and sustainable animal production. 

The Alliance is continuing to innovate across multiple enzyme technologies with the aim of getting more out of our world’s limited natural resources. 

This means enabling greater gains in animal productivity within planetary boundaries and reducing the environmental footprint of our food systems.

With two decades of innovation to look back on, our sights are set higher than ever as we move forward into a new phase of our market-shaping partnership. 

The Alliance supports you day by day to deliver sustainable farming.

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