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Gaining an in-depth understanding of the technical feasibility and commercialization potential for the cold-active amylase enzyme

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "CLEANprocesses" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NUUKULLAK 35
city: NUUK
postcode: 3900
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 Coordinator Country Greenland [GL]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NUNAZYMES APS GL (NUUK) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

CLEANprocesses (CoLd-active Enzymes and New sustainable Processes) will analyse the technical feasibility of a cold-active amylase enzyme as well as its commercial potential in various markets. Enzymes are a key ingredient in many consumer products, such as food & drinks, textile, pharmaceuticals and detergents, and the enzyme market has become a multibillion dollar industry worldwide. For decades, it has been a goal for enzyme producers to discover truly cold-active enzymes, due to their performance at low temperature industrial processes resulting in significant reduction in energy and costs. However until now, results have been insufficient, as only partially cold-active enzymes have been achieved. The cold-active enzymes on the market are mainly active at temperatures down to 30° and the best in class is active down to 16°. But if the goal is to be able to use these enzymes in tap water with a temperature around 7°, there is still a long way to go as even the best in class will be almost inactivated at this level. Coldzymes (CZ) is the first company in the world to discover and develop truly cold-active enzymes with industrial relevance and potential. These stem from ikaite pillars in Greenland, which are made up of unusual minerals that precipitate when ion-rich spring water from Greenland mixes with seawater. In particular, CZ has discovered the α-amylase AmyI3C6, which has already been proven in cold wash detergents. It acts optimally at 5-20°C and still maintains over 70% of its activity at 0-1℃. The market for enzymes is global, and the top three enzyme producers hold app. 75 % of the market share. CZ will develop and test the cold-active AmyI3C6 before selling the DNA sequence to the large enzyme producers. In turn CZ will receive royalties for the sales of the AmyI3C6, as the enzyme producers will include it in their portfolios on equal terms with their other enzymes. This business model entails that the enzyme is commercialised broadly.

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