Some of the largest industrial enterprises in Denmark are partners in Kalundborg Symbiosis.
Kalundborg Symbiosis undergoes continuous expansion in and around Kalundborg. Today the symbiosis includes nine public and private enterprises in the Kalundborg area, among which are the world’s largest producer of insulin, the world's largest enzyme producer, the largest sewage treatment plant in Northern Europe, the largest power plant in Denmark and the largest oil refinery in the Baltic Region. The partner enterprises in Kalundborg Symbiosis are: Novo Nordisk is the world’s largest producer of insulin. They have around 2600 employees in Kalundborg. The Novo Nordisk representative for Kalundborg Symbiosis is Jan Hoff. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “Collaborating in a symbiosis makes participant businesses stronger economically, and reduces consumption of resources.” Novozymes is the world’s largest producer of enzymes. They have around 500 employees in Kalundborg. The Novozymes representative for Kalundborg Symbiosis is Søren Carlsen. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “The idea of the symbiosis solves many significant problems simultaneously, namely the need for environmental preservation and the demand for economic growth.” French-owned Gyproc produces gypsum board. They have around 165 employees in Kalundborg. Gyproc's representative for Kalundborg Symbiosis is Mogens Nielsen. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “We gain access to high-quality raw materials, at extremely competitive prices.” Kalundborg Municipality handles, among other things, the water and heat supply for Kalundborg's approximately 50.000 inhabitants. The representative of the municipality for Kalundborg Symbiosis is Claus Steen Madsen. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “These reuse activities have increased employment opportunities in the area, and have helped to create a framework for green growth in Kalundborg Municipality.” Dong Energy own the Asnæs Plant, the biggest power plant in Denmark. They have around 120 employees in Kalundborg. The president of Kalundborg Symbiosis is DONG’s Niels Christian Kjær. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “Through Inbicon and other biofuel initiatives it has become possible to make use of new organic raw materials and so produce a great range of valuable byproducts – byproducts that can be used in the Symbiosis.” Statoil owns Denmark’s biggest oil refinery. They have around 350 employees in Kalundborg. Statoil’s representative for the symbiosis is Rasmus F. Wille. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “The symbiosis helps to make the Kalundborg refinery exceedingly energy-efficient, and it is the only oil refinery in the world where sulfur from the desulphurization facility is converted into liquid fertilizer.” Kara/Novoren is a waste treatment company. They have around 15 employees in Kalundborg. Kara/Novoren’s representative for Kalundborg Symbiosis is Torkild Jørgensen. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “The key to the success of Kalundborg Symbiosis stems from emphasis being placed, to a much greater degree, on the combined effectiveness of all the processes involved, instead of just on the effectiveness of a single process.” Kalundborg Forsyning A/S supplies the citizens of Kalundborg city with water and district heating, as well as disposing of waste water from the entire municipality. They have 66 employees in Kalundborg. Kalundborg Forsyning’s representative for Kalundborg Symbiosis is Torben Jørgensen. Of their collaboration in the symbiosis, he says: “The symbiosis reduces the amount of waste water our facility is required to handle. That results in an increased capacity when it comes to the number of enterprises the facility can serve.”