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The Green Lab, a place of knowledge and expertise

In the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Lesaffre holds its Industrial Pilot Plant, the Green Lab was established in December 2017. Since then, we have been carrying out lab scale fermentation trials, driving optimization efforts in propagation and fermentation to improve yield and productivity, and studying stress factors affecting fermentation, with the ambition of supporting our partners and our clients. A bridge between customer service and R&D The Green…

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Sustainable materials – strong corporate ambitions driving innovation

Numerous industrial groups are setting ambitious goals to reduce their environmental footprint. Most often, this involves reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, but some go further by aiming for 100% sustainable production.  This is, for instance, the case of LEGO which aims to make all its bricks sustainable by 2030, without compromising quality or safety. Michelin also wants to significantly increase the sustainable materials rate in its products: 40% by 2030, then 100% sustainable materials by 2050.   To reach these objectives, companies are exploring…

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Success story – 10 years of collaboration with the Catalysts Group in India

India is the third largest petroleum consumer in the world. Growing population and rapid socio-economic development has spurred an increase in car transportation and gasoline consumption. Given limited domestic energy resources, most energy requirements are met through imports. That’s why since 2003, the Government of India mandated the use of 5% ethanol blend in petrol through its ambitious Ethanol Blending Program (EBP). In 2011, Leaf entered into the industrial ethanol…

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High school students in rural area discover the beet ethanol industry

As part of a partnership project with a high school in the north of France, Leaf participated in introducing teenagers to industrial beet processing into various products. The students in the school’s science classes were involved in a “Science Festival” project, the theme of which this year was “Man and Nature”. With a focus on agriculture in northern France, of which sugar beet is a flagship agricultural product, the study…

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Information – Covid-19

Marcq-en-Baroeul, France – March 19, 2020 Dear clients, partners and friends, There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of all. We share your concerns about the spread of Covid-19 around the world. Based in 51 countries, our global presence allows us to be as close as possible to the evolution of the situation, to take the most appropriate measures locally in order to protect our…

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Lesaffre inaugurate a new drying facility in Alabama and celebrate the launch of Leaf’s new bioengineered yeast for ethanol production .

On Tuesday, January 10, Antoine BAULE, CEO of Lesaffre, Thomas Benner, President and CEO at Lesaffre Yeast Corporation LLC and Red Star Yeast, and Didier Masy, General Manager of Leaf – Lesaffre Advanced Fermentations, inaugurate the new Lesaffre Yeast Corporation drying facility in Headland, Alabama and celebrate the launch of Leaf’s new bioengineered yeast for ethanol production . Lesaffre celebrates a major milestone with the inauguration of its first yeast…

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Register for the USA Process Optimization Seminar

The process optimization seminar is back in March 2016 for the 13th year. Specifically designed for ethanol plant operators this technical seminar’s mission is to help you capture the highest level of profitability from your plant”s fermentation process. Co Organised by Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, Leaf, Fremont and Novozymes, the 2016 POS will bring you all you need to know on yeast, antimicrobials, enzymes and water treatment. More info and…

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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…

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Leaf at the 1st Technical Course in 2G Ethanol in Sao Paulo

Leaf will take part in the first technical course in 2G ethanol organized by Sinatub and Procana Brazil on March the 21st in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The objective of the course is to present the technologies for the 2G ethanol production and its viability in Brazil. Among the speakers, Mario Cacho Sales Director Fuel Ethanol – Americas at Leaf will present the Leaf Technologies approach on cellulosic ethanol. For more…

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