Value Chain & Products
Evonik uses microorganisms for both biocatalytic and fermentative production processes.
With the aid of biotechnology, these microorganisms are optimized in such a way that they
deliver large quantities of the desired product as a metabolite in a fermentation process
or, also in large quantities, produce an enzyme that is used as a biocatalyst in the production process
or implement educts highly specifically for a desired product through whole cell biotransformation.
Evonik avails itself of the opportunities offered by this technology to develop efficient, environmentally friendly
manufacturing processes for our products. These are used to develop substances that are difficult or impossible to access
with traditional chemical methods. Biotechnology also enables Evonik to understand its own products better and
Responsible, safe use of this technology is self-evident for Evonik, therefore we are committed to appropriate guidelines.
Sustainability Report 2016
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