Global Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Source, Application & Region - Industry Forecasts (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
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Pages: 175

Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The global protein hydrolysis enzymes market size is estimated to grow to USD 2.09 billion by 2028 from USD 1.64 billion in 2023. The market is showcasing a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.

The process of protein breakdown into smaller peptides and free amino acids in protein hydrolysis. These enzymes are extracted from animal-based proteases like Trypsin and papain, from animal-based, and some are from microbial sources. Protease enzymes are used in various industries like pharmaceuticals, textiles, beverages, detergents, food and beverages, cleansing, and other applications. Microbial sources have more advantageous characteristics than animal and plant sources. The microbial source's advantages are low production cost, use for large-scale manufacturing processes in the fermentation industry, genetic manipulation, and rapid cultural development.

The potential advantages of bioactive peptides are a subject of rising industrial interest within the context of health-promoting purposeful foods. So many anti-carcinogenic peptides, anti-hypertensive, and mineral binding are best suited physiologically. The trend of economic development possibly continues in the world with growing information regarding the function of peptides. 


The growing demand for protein hydrolysis enzymes in producing aromatic hydrolysates and enhanced flavors in the food and beverage industry boosts the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market.

Demand for different protein hydrolysates in animal nutrition is projected to accelerate growth. The surge in discretionary spending is family-integrated with firing buyer power supporting the market. Flourishing product utilization in managing nitrogen content and phosphorus pollution is proposed to impact the market positively. An increasing number of pharmaceutical companies are likely to flourish in the market growth in the region. Also, expanding requirements for non-allergic foods and their products in the dairy sector and clean labeling are projected to increase the European protein hydrolysis enzymes market growth.

Bioactive peptides incorporate dietary, pharmaceutical, and novel food supplements for specific health profit. Such formulations tailored with health advantages are used worldwide to optimize health research on these bioactive peptides. The research is going on Average molecular weight, the scale of hydrolysis, and dry-film FTIR fingerprint of milk protein hydrolysates: With the importance of strategies, there have been several primary developments recently done by major companies such as Royal DSM, Novozymes A/S, Ab Enzymes, Dyadic International, Inc. To reduce the antigenicity of whey protein hydrolysate in the milk, research is carried out on the treatment with the combination of ultrasonic and ionic liquids. Papain and Alcalase are found as suitable enzymes for ultrasonic-ionic liquid treatment.  

Natural Resources Institute, Finland (Luke), is researching comparing cost optimization and pretreatment of enzymatic hydrolysis for forming single-cell protein from grass silage fiber. Researchers present the idea of combining the protein extract with the formation of single-cell protein from enzymatically modified grass silage fiber by fermentation of the fungus Pacilomyces Variotii. 


Minimal applications in the food industry may impede the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market.

High salt density, arrangement of unbearable mechanisms, congeniality of chemicals, and other concerns connected with the laboratories' maintenance are obstructing the market growth in the protein hydrolysis enzymes market in the region. Also, the availability of raw materials is hindering development in the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market.

The limited food functions are the challenges for the market's growth in the coming years. In addition, the availability of other chemicals and the laboratories' maintenance issues restrict the market growth. Moreover, the high salt concentrations and formation of the intolerable mechanism are other factors that will hamper the development of the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market over the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market:

The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes COVID-19, which has resulted in a global pandemic, which includes severe pneumonia and other symptoms such as fever, dyspnea, and asthenia. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market in the early stages. Protein is the primary foundation material for all body parts. In addition, protein is required to produce immunoglobulin, cytokines, and other components for disease resistance. Protein hydrolysis is the process of breaking down proteins into amino acids and peptides. The most popular protein hydrolysis techniques used commercially are protease enzymes, such as pancreatic protease, which simulate the hydrolytic process. The Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes market is increasing rapidly due to the ongoing recovery in most developed countries, with a healthy growth rate expected during the forecast period (2023 to 2028). Demand is expected to be driven shortly by advancements and modifications in food proteins and lower feed costs for protein hydrolysis enzymes.




Market Size Available

2022 to 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2028

Segments Covered

By Source, Application, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges; PESTLE Analysis; Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


This market research report on the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market has been segmented based on the source, application, and region.

Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market - By Source:

  • Microorganisms
  • Animals
  • Plants

The microorganisms segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to the rising need for detergents and cleaning supplies for various production industries. Cleaning and hygiene are essential for maintaining any production space, and these supplies are a must-have product. 

However, the animals and plant segments are also expected to grow significantly during the forecast period due to the wide range of applications like fish hydrolase, poultry hydrolase, livestock hydrolase, plant hydrolase, etc.

Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market - By Application:

  • Detergent Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food Industry
  • Others

Based on the application, the detergent sector was the leading segment in the market in 2022. The demand for detergent in the industry for removing protein stains is accelerating market growth. Furthermore, applying these enzymes in the pharmaceutical sector is expected to expand at a healthy CAGR in the coming future. Nutritional food for pets will have a growing Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market. The alteration in the food protein properties and lower feed cost will be the reasons for future growth.

However, the food industry segment is also expected to grow during the forecast period due to the rising interest and consumption of processed and canned food, especially in developed countries like the U.S., France, the U.K., etc. 

Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market - By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

Geographically, the North America Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market is estimated to constitute the largest share of the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market during the forecast period.

The Europe Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market is the second largest in the protein hydrolysis enzymes market, followed by North America. Factors such as surging, exposing health values, modifications of properties in food proteins, and reducing feeding costs propel the market during the analysis period. Escalating demand for eco-friendly chemical additives and low-cost labeling solutions is enhancing the growth in the market. Germany is anticipated to lead the market with the highest share in the market. Less time is required for production, and an increase in mergers and acquisitions adds fuel to the market.

Augmenting request for protein hydrolysis enzymes market from various end-user companies like pharmaceuticals mounting the market growth. Furthermore, increasing expectations of protease enzymes in detergent and textile manufacturing industries improve market growth during the review period. Also, the surge in the assumption rate of protease enzymes into amino acids because of the extensive range of applications like hydrolysis is considered to foster the market in the region. Therefore, countries like the UK, France, Italy, and Spain are forecasted to have fascinating growth in the region. Moreover, experimental technology platforms incorporated with an intensifying number of protease products for different skillful applications provided considerable opportunities to the industry participants.

Simultaneously, the Asia Pacific Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market Size is expected to witness the fastest growth and overtake North America, the second-largest market shareholder, during the forecast period.

The Latin America Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market Size is registering at a decent CAGR during the forecast period. And, also the MEA Protein Hydrolysis Enzymes Market will reach USD 0.10 Billion with a CAGR of 3.22% from 2022 to 2027.


Some noteworthy companies dominating the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market profiled in the report are Ab Enzymes, Dyadic International, Inc.., Solvay Enzymes, Royal DSM, Novozymes A/S, and Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies Co.


  • In December 2022, Texas-based producer Nutrabound Labs and the New York biotech startup Ingredient Optimized joined forces to offer finished goods utilizing the recently released collagen protein technology. Collagen, primarily intended for sports nutrition and cosmetics applications, has already made its debut in Glaxon's Wonder Collagen and Genepro's Collagen Protein to maintain gut, hair, skin, and nail health.
  • In December 2022, A seafood distributor with headquarters in Christchurch, New Zealand, introduced a collagen ingredient made from ling maw, or ling's swim bladder. New Zealand Coastal Seafoods (NZCS), a business traded on the Australian Securities Exchange, is the one that initiated this endeavor.
  • The company, a processor, distributor, and exporter of high-quality seafood and nutraceutical components, views Ling maw as a competitor in the already crowded market for collagen supplements.
  • In September 2022, Leaders in the biofuel and biotechnology industries, Razen and Novozymes, are collaborating to create a new generation of technologies that will increase the productivity of second-generation ethanol production. Their objective is to assist businesses and countries in reaching the global targets for decarbonization by lowering production costs, increasing capacity, and reducing the carbon intensity of second-generation sugars and biofuels.
  • In June 2022, DSM is a particularly intriguing option for investors who wish to participate in the "sustainability" trend. Although the company has become much more costly because of the 42% YTD increase in the share price, DSM still has the potential for growth for long-term investors. Given the underlying earnings distribution, DSM is valued as a Materials company rather than a Nutrition firm, which is unjustifiable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market going to be worth by 2023?

As per our research report, the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market size is projected to be USD 2.09 billion by 2028. 

Which region is growing the fastest in the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market ?

Geographically, the North American protein hydrolysis enzymes market accounted for the largest share of the global market in 2022. 

At What CAGR, the global protein hydrolysis enzymes market is expected to grow from 2023 to 2028?

The global protein hydrolysis enzymes market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2023 to 2028. 

Which are the significant players operating in the protein hydrolysis enzymes market ?

Ab Enzymes, Dyadic International, Inc.., Solvay Enzymes, Royal DSM, Novozymes A/S, and Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies Co are some of the significant players operating in the protein hydrolysis enzymes market

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