Iran joins few countries producing enzymes industrially
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled its first industrial line for the production of enzymes to become one of only 10 countries with such technology.
The line was unveiled at Sharif Industrial University on Tuesday, National Engineering Day in Iran, IRNA news agency reported Feb. 24.
Director of the project for the industrial production of enzymes Reza Rousta Azad speaking on the sidelines of the unveiling ceremony, pointed out that there are 3 methods to produce enzymes, the traditional method that uses animal products, the laboratory method, and the industrial method.
Due to enzymes' numerous applications in food, sanitation, agriculture, energy, and other sections, the traditional method is no longer relevant, he said.
Rousta Azad stated that 34 percent of the enzymes consumed in the world is sued in producing detergents, 28 percent in the food industry, 16 percent in producing biofuels, and 13 percent for producing animal and poultry food.
He added that currently, the world's enzyme market is monopolized by a few companies.
Some 47 percent of the entire world's enzyme production belongs to a Danish company, 21 percent to an American, and 6 percent to a German one, he said.
The Islamic Republic has prioritized tapping domestic capabilities in meeting all sorts of needs, especially after international sanctions hit the country, restricting its relations with the world.
Iranian leaders have frequently emphasized the role of science and technology in helping the country grow internationally independent, attaching special importance to the research section.