Lesaffre Announces Leaf
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 Leaf (LESAFFRE ADVANCED FERMENTATIONS).
Leaf (LESAFFRE ADVANCED FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES) will focus on the
worldwide sales and market development of value-added fermentation solutions for fuel ethanol
and bio-based chemicals producers.
Leaf 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
Leaf 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”.
Lesaffre set the global standard for yeast and other fermentation products. The company designs,
manufactures and markets solutions that promote baking, nutrition, health and protection of living
organisms. Family group founded in 1853, based in northern France, Lesaffre is committed to
providing the best in each of its business areas: baking, nutrition and health, flavors and
fermentation. Lesaffre’s development is driven by innovation. In close collaboration with its clients
and partners, Lesaffre innovates with confidence in order to feed the world and protect the planet
In 2013, Lesaffre earned estimated revenues of 1.56 billion euros. Its products are sold in more
than 180 countries, and it employs 7,700 people through 70 subsidiaries located in some 40