Lesaffre launches new biorefining-focused business unit

By Lesaffre | March 20, 2014

Through its business unit Fermentis launched in 2003 Lesaffre has successfully served the fuel ethanol industry with yeast, yeast products and technical support.

Aiming to concentrate their efforts on offering more specialized services and products to their partners in the first generation fuel ethanol industry, to continue innovating in the field of lignocellulosic ethanol and to develop solutions for the bio-based chemicals producers, Lesaffre is proud to announce the launch of Lesaffre Advanced Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies).

Leaf Technologies will focus on the worldwide sales and market development of value-added fermentation solutions for fuel ethanol and biobased chemicals producers.

Leaf Technologies’ mission is to reinforce Lesaffre’s current position on the first generation fuel ethanol market and continue innovating in the field of lignocellulosic ethanol. Using synergies within its team, the Lesaffre group and through academic and industrial partnerships, Leaf Technologies will also develop cutting-edge solutions for bio-based chemicals producers.

Utilizing the expertise of Lesaffre in the field of genetics, fermentation, yeast and yeast derivatives production, Leaf Technologies will continue to develop research programs for fuel ethanol and biobased chemicals.

Leaf Technologies will be led by Didier Masy, General Manager. Dedicated sales, technical and marketing teams of Leaf Technologies are located around the world and will focus on “turning science into industrial reality.”