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
Aseptic carton packaging manufacturer SIG has announced it is investing €12 million in a new pilot plant, which will be part of the company’s new Tech Center Europe. The pilot plant will offer modern extrusion and finishing technology, advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment.
Johnson Matthey has teamed up with waste-to-chemical technologies company MyRechemical to commercially develop waste-to-methanol technology, with the aim of contributing to sustainability.
Upon completion of the project, Kinder Morgan’s Harvey, Louisiana facility will serve as the primary hub where Neste will store a variety of raw materials including, for example, the used cooking oil it collects from more than 40,000 restaurants across the United States.