Bio-based detergents


What are Bio-based detergents?

Detergents made from enzymes or natural ingredients are called bio-based detergents. These enzymes are obtained through the fermentation of fungi, yeast, and bacteria. These enzymes aid in the removal of stains or dirt by breaking up fats, proteins, or starch. The biocatalyst, which is the enzyme, not only helps in eliminating stains but also ensures that the whiteness and color do not fade. Plant-based detergents are commonly made from palm, coconut, corn, and soybeans. Among them, palm kernel oil and coconut oil have a similar chemical structure to the commonly used components for detergent manufacture.

Even though various enzymes can be used in bio-based detergents, such as proteases, lipases, pullulanase, amylases, cellulases, and peroxidase, the ones in high demand are proteases followed by lipases. Protease primarily removes stains containing protein through a process known as proteolysis. Lipases are effective in removing oily stains. Amylases are used to remove stains from items containing starch, while cellulases are used to enhance the color and softness of the clothes. These detergents are used in various sectors, including textiles, household, and medical applications.

Why are Bio-based detergents gaining popularity?

The rise in eco-consciousness among people has increased demand for these bio-based detergents. The main advantage of using bio-based detergents is their eco-friendly nature, which promotes a sustainable approach. They also help reduce pollution that harms the planet and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, bio-based detergents are free of harmful chemicals, making them biodegradable. Another significant benefit is their reduced reliance on non-renewable resources commonly used in detergents, such as petrochemicals.

As these detergents contain enzymes, the amount of detergent required is comparatively less compared to other detergents. Enzymes in detergents also provide effective cleaning at lower temperatures with ease, as they remain stable in cold water. These detergents efficiently remove stains such as grease, surpassing the performance of traditional detergents. Additionally, they offer economic benefits by being budget-friendly.

Who are the key players in bio-based detergents?


The company offers detergents in liquid form which works well in cold temperatures. Lavergy® enzymes products like Lavergy® Pro 106 L, ,Lavergy® Pro 114 LS, Lavergy® C Bright 100 L are protease and cellulase preparations respectively

advanced enzymes

Various enzyme formulations for detergents are produced like Addclean AM L / AM S (amylase), Addclean CE L / CE S (cellulase), Addclean LP L / LP S (lipase), etc.


The company produces an alkaline cellulase-containing detergent for laundry under the name ‘Attack’


The company produces textile enzymes such as alpha-amylase and cellulase


The company gives various laundry solutions for starch, pectin, grease, gum, and protein stains like amylase containing Amplify® Prime 100, pectate lyase containing XPect® 1000, lipase containing Lipex® Evity® 100 T, Mannaway® 200 L the mannanase containing one they also provide solutions containing hydrolase and nuclease


A combination product containing lipase, alpha-amylase, and protease for detergent application in the form of granules known as Caprizyme D-PAL.


DEGRAZYM (5L) and DEGRES L (5L) are the enzymatic liquid detergents.


Syntapon ATP-K is a blend of enzymes and is a liquid detergent free of phosphate.

ab enzymes

Liquid laundry detergent has cellulase, mannanase, and protease in liquid form and the products are BIOTOUCH® FCL275, BIOTOUCH® M9. Powder Laundry Detergents with cellulase enzyme is BIOTOUCH® FCC45.


Several detergent enzymes are produced by the company like Cleanzyme-A (amylase), Cleanzyme-C (alkaline cellulase), Cleanzyme-L (lipase), Cleanmultizyme (multiple enzyme preparation of cellulase amylase, protease, and lipase), etc.

Start-ups in Bio-based detergents

arani biotech llp

The company offers the product, bio laundry washer made with bio enzymes


Bunnyhug Natural Enzyme-based laundry liquid detergent comprises protease, lipase, amylase, and cellulase enzymes.


Koparo Natural Laundry Liquid Detergent is formulated with bio enzymes.

The Better Home

The Better Home Laundry Liquid has enzymes that break down dirt and grease thereby taking off the stains

Future of Bio-based detergents:

As customers become more conscious of the environmental consequences of their decisions, there is a rising demand for sustainable, eco-friendly, and biodegradable products. Bio-based detergents fulfill these requirements and provide a greener alternative to traditional synthetic detergents. Moreover, there is a growing consumer concern regarding the potential health hazards linked to synthetic detergents. This has resulted in a perception that detergents made from biomaterials are a safer and less harmful choice for human health. As a result of this, the sales of bio-based detergents are expected to increase by a CAGR value of 9.2% from 2023 to 2030.

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