In a previous blog about industrial fermentation, we defined traditional fermentation and industrial fermentation and gave examples of applications. Human beings have been experimenting with fermentation for thousands of years. However, bringing fermentation to an industrial scale is not that simple. There are numerous challenges facing industrial companies from technical barriers to regulation. In this ... Read more
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Man has used fermentation for thousands of years. Today, the principles of fermentation are applied to industrial processes and it is a key technology within the bio-economy, providing us with a wide array of sustainable chemicals from biofuels to cosmetics. What is “traditional fermentation”? Fermentation has been part of our daily lives since simple microbes ... Read more
Scientists have discovered an incredible amount of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast or microalgae. To differentiate them from each other, they name them scientifically following strict taxonomic rules. But why should you care about the scientific names of microorganisms and where can you find this kind of information? You may know that the scientific names ... Read more
When I embarked upon my career in the fermentation industry, I was surprised by the complexity surrounding taxonomy or more simply put, the scientific names of microorganisms. In the same way as human history, the taxonomy of microorganisms is not linear. The only constant is change. Thanks to scientific discoveries and the evolution of biotechnology, ... Read more
I first tried Kombucha three years ago while waiting to cross the Channel back to the UK. I was looking for a healthier alternative to soda – like many consumers of my generation – and I was very pleasantly surprised. Mindful eating and healthy diets are trends driving the UK food and beverage industry in 2019. ... Read more
As a French native, you won’t be surprised if I tell you I LOVE bread! And since I have been working for over a decade in the industrial fermentation sector, I have tried quite a lot of baking products. I have developed a fondness for sourdough bread. “Sourdough September” led by The Real Bread Campaign, a ... Read more