Enzymes maker Novozymes, which has repeatedly cut its 2019 sales outlook, said on Tuesday that its chief executive Peder Holk Nielsen would step down early next year as it was time to “bring in new leadership”.
“Novozymes has been challenged in recent years and needs to deliver higher revenue growth,” it said in a statement.
The Danish firm, which among other things has been struggling with a weak U.S. ethanol production after floods in the Midwest this year, said it expected to announce a new CEO within a short period of time.
Shares in the company rose almost 4% in early trade.
By Stine Jacobsen
Sika AG (Baar, Switzerland) has opened a new plant in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, thus doubling its production capacity for mortar and concrete admixtures in Bolivia. With this new facility in one of the country’s main industrial agglomerations, Sika is positioning itself for continued growth in the dynamic Bolivian construction market.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) (REG) announced on Monday a definitive agreement under which Chevron will acquire the outstanding shares of REG in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.15 billion, or $61.50 per share.
Lotte Chemical Corp. will invest 10 trillion won ($8 billion) on hydrogen and battery materials through 2030 to achieve annual revenue of 50 trillion won and carbon neutrality. The Korean chemical producer on Thursday unveiled its new corporate vision outlining key corporate strategies with focus on growth through hydrogen energy and battery materials businesses.