Novozymes has announced the establishment of a new research and development center in the US dedicated to its bioagriculture business.
The center will be located near the Research Triangle Park in Cary, North Carolina where the company will, according to Novozymes, invest $36 million over the next three years and create 100 new research and development jobs.
“The world needs sustainable agricultural solutions now more than ever before. By boosting our research and development of environmentally-friendly microbial technology, we will help farmers meet this demand sooner rather than later,” said Thomas Videbaek, Executive Vice President of Business Development. “The new R&D center in North Carolina is a concrete step to help speed our technology to market from a state with a long history of agricultural innovation.”
Scientists at the new site in North Carolina will research and develop beneficial microorganisms found in the soil. The resulting technology will focus on improved crop yield, fertility and pest control for growers around the world.