Yeast and enzymes play a vital role in the fermentation process by breaking down sugar into carbon dioxide, ethanol, and flavor molecules. Although they are commonly used in baking, yeast and enzymes are also used in alcoholic fermentation as it breaks down sugar into ethanol. SpendEdge’s procurement market intelligence report on the global yeast and enzymes market ascertains the global yeast market to be around US$6 billion and the global enzymes market to account for US$6.8 billion. The growth can be largely attributed to the growth of the processed food and alcoholic beverages industry. Enzymes in yeast are biological catalysts that facilitate chemical reactions within yeast cells. They play a crucial role in processes such as fermentation, breaking down sugars, and converting them into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Yeast and enzymes find applications in various industries. Yeast, specifically Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is widely used in the food and beverage industry for fermentation processes, such as bread making, brewing, and wine production. Enzymes, on the other hand, have diverse applications. They are used in the food industry for processes like cheese production, meat tenderization, and fruit juice clarification. Enzymes also play a crucial role in industries like pharmaceuticals, textiles, biofuels, and detergents, where they are utilized for various biochemical reactions and catalytic processes.
Top Yeast and Enzymes Manufacturers
Novozymes is a global biotechnology company and the world leader in biological solutions. The company deals in R&D and the production of microorganisms, industrial yeast and enzymes, and biopharmaceutical ingredients. Enzymes, microorganisms, and biopolymers are key product line of the company. In February 2017, Novozymes announced the launch of Spirizyme T Portfolio, a glucoamylase enzymes with trehalase which has the highest total sugar conversion in the industry. The product helped the company add nearly $1 million in revenue for the plant.
DuPont is an American conglomerate formed in 1802 dealing in science-based products and services. The company offers a wide range of innovative products and services for various industries, including agriculture, communication, food, construction, and transportation. DuPont’s SYNERXIA Fermentation System offers a 2% additional ethanol yield and lowers total sugar requirement by 20-25%. The company also manufactures next generation of fermentation additives, FermaSure that increases ethanol fermentation rate and efficiency without the use of antibiotics.
Royal DSM is a Dutch multinational science-based company active in the fields of nutrition, health, and materials. The company is involved in the manufacturing and supplying of food and dietary supplements, personal care products, bio-based materials, and yeast and enzymes. The company sells its yeast extracts under the brand name Maxarome, Multimore, and Gistex. In 2017, Royal DSM launched reinforced resistant piping for boiling water made of ForTii Ace high-performance polyamide and Xytron PPS compounds.
Lesaffre is a French yeast and enzymes manufacturer and the world’s largest yeast producing company. The company offers products including yeast and baking solution, biotechnologies, and food ingredients. Their yeast and baking solutions include products and solutions including yeasts, sourdough, bread-making ingredients, and baking center network. In 2017, Lesaffre invested around US$17.5 million in Intralytix, a US-based biotechnology company.
BASF SE is a German chemical company and the largest producer of chemicals in the world. The company offers a wide range of products catering to the agriculture, automotive, chemical, construction, pharmaceutical, paints, personal care, energy, and electronics industry. The company is recognized for development of high-performance enzymes used in industrial processes. In 2017, BASF announced its plans to purchase a part of Bayer’s agrochemical business for US$7 billion
Read more about the top suppliers of yeast and enzymes along with sourcing strategies, pricing models, procurement challenges and pricing insights in SpendEdge’s upcoming report on the global yeast and enzymes market.