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Fact box about The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability, DTU

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at DTU, or DTU Biosustain, was founded with funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation in 2011. The center develops cell plants based on bacteria, yeast cells and animal cells. The cells are optimized to produce large quantities of medicines, food ingredients, chemicals or plastic under sustainable conditions. The idea behind the world's first interdisciplinary research center is to develop new knowledge and technology that can drive the transformation from the oil-based chemicals industry into more sustainable bio-based production.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted 1.3 billion Danish kroner to the center, which moved into new premises at DTU's campus in Lyngby in November 2016. DTU has financed the 5-storey building.

Novo Nordisk, Carlsberg, Arla Foods, Novozymes, LEO Pharma, Dupont Nutrition, Chr. Hansen, Royal Unibrew, CP Kelco, Dako, DanCake, Biogen, Xellia, SSI, Lantmännen, Uhrenholt, Genmab, CMC Biologics, Vitalys amongst others apply fully or partially bio-based products.


Pictures of management


Picture of CEO Bernhard Palsson

Bernhard Palsson, CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability


Picture of COO Bo Skjold Larsen

COO Bo Skjold Larsen
19 JANUARY 2019