Lipases find promising applications in organic chemical processing, detergent formula-
tions, synthesis of biosurfactants, the oleochemical industry, the dairy industry, the agro-
chemical industry, paper manufacture, nutrition, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical processing.
Development of lipase-based technologies for the synthesis of novel compounds is rapidly
expanding the uses of these enzymes (Liese et al., 2000). One limiting factor is a shortage of
lipases having the specific required processing characteristics.