New Delhi: The scientists at Novozymes are working on the more environmentally friendly detergent by studying the enzymes in mushrooms that speed up chemical reactions or natural processes like decay.
Their work is helping the company develop enzymes for laundry and dishwasher detergents that would require less water, or that would work just as effectively at lower temperatures. The energy savings could be significant. Washing machines, for instance, account for over 6 percent of household electricity use in the European Union.
Denmark based enzyme manufacturing company, Novozymes with operations in India, is trying to fight climate change with unique enzymes from mushrooms to speed up chemical reactions and cut down on the usage of detergents.