Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Novozymes to open new R&D center in United States
Novozymes to open new R&D center in United States
24
Apr '14
Novozymes announced the establishment of a new research and development center in the U.S. dedicated to its bioagriculture business. The center will be located near the Research Triangle Park in Cary, North Carolina where the company will invest $36 million over the next three years and create 100 new research and development jobs.
 
“The world needs sustainable agricultural solutions now more than ever before. By boosting our research and development of environmentally-friendly microbial technology, we will help farmers meet this demand sooner rather than later,” said Thomas Videbaek, Executive Vice President of Business Development. “The new R&D center in North Carolina is a concrete step to help speed our technology to market from a state with a long history of agricultural innovation.”
 
Speeding technology to market
Scientists at the new site in North Carolina will research and develop beneficial microorganisms found in the soil. The resulting technology will focus on improved crop yield, fertility and pest control for growers around the world. The significant expansion of R&D resources will enable Novozymes’ scientists to pursue more and better biological solutions for the ever-changing challenges facing global agriculture.
 
“Novozymes and North Carolina have been good partners since we opened the doors to our North American headquarters here in 1979,” said Adam Monroe, President, Americas. “We look forward to opening our new facility in a state that has worked hand in hand with us over the years to help our business thrive.”
 
Leveraging the Research Triangle
The location of the new facility will give Novozymes access to one of the largest biotech clusters in the U.S. Established in 1959, The Research Triangle Park (RTP) was created to attract and grow research and development operations in North Carolina.  RTP is home to more than 170 global companies that foster a culture of scientific advancement and competitive excellence and is located between three major universities: Duke University in Durham, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
“The research and development jobs Novozymes will create will further strengthen our hi-tech hub and be an example of the strong talent pool and attractive quality of life that characterizes Wake County, the Research Triangle and the state,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
 
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $400,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds.  These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.
 

Novozymes


Must ReadView All

Chinese firm sets up garment production chain in Vietnam

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

Chinese firm sets up garment production chain in Vietnam

Worldon Vietnam Co. Ltd under the Chinese Shenzhou Group is likely to ...

Courtesy: SATO Global Solutions

Information Technology | On 13th Dec 2017

Sensor networks improve inventory management

Sensor networks like radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart...

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

The Clothing Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI) has hailed...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Cotton consumption will keep growing in the Indian fashion industry

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search