Yeast

synthetic biology firm Evolva to buy Allylix for stevia, flavors

Synthetic biology pioneers team up to create 'powerhouse in yeast fermentation technologies'

Evolva to expand microbial fermentation empire with acquisition of Allylix

By Elaine Watson

Evolva - the Swiss ‘synthetic biology’ company developing stevia, vanillin, and other ingredients via microbial fermentation - is to acquire San Diego-based Allylix to create a “true powerhouse in yeast-based fermentation technologies”.

Silver Spoon sales were 'well behind' last year but Primark and Grocery shined

ABF: Sugar slump offset by Primark and grocery

By Michael Stones

A starring performance by clothes retailer Primark and strong growth in grocery helped Associated British Foods (ABF) lift its half-year group profits by £7M to £463M, despite a slump in its sugar business due to lower prices.

Europe accounts for 32% of the global yeast market

Global yeast market could be worth $5.1bn by 2016

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Increasing demand for specialised yeast to improve food and drink quality are driving rapid growth in the global yeast market , which could grow 75% on 2010 levels to reach $5.1bn by 2016, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

As an HPP contract service provider, Universal Pasteurization Co. in Lincoln, Nebraska, has installed five Avure 350L systems to handle its growing volume. (Photo © Matt Ryerson, courtesy of Avure Technologies)

Avure say expansion is due to HPP demand

By Joe Whitworth

Avure Technologies will open a factory in the US by the end of the year in response to demand for High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment.

Caliterra Vineyard in Santa Crux, O' Higgins Region, California (Picture Copyright: Viña Caliterra)

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC 2012

Fraunhofer goes 'wild' with new sensor to help winemakers detect bad yeasts

By Ben Bouckley

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer IME are close to commercialising an inexpensive detector that they claim could save wine producers significant amounts of money and time by detecting 'bad' yeasts within grape must, as Cecilia Diaz from...

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