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Brew Dr Kombucha: Revenues on course to reach $11million in 2016, says founder Matt Thomas

Kombucha and fermented beverages category grew 32% in year to October 2, says SPINS

Brew Dr Kombucha poised for growth as fermented trend gains momentum

By Elaine Watson

According to SPINS data*, retail sales of refrigerated kombucha and fermented beverages** surged 32% to $375.4m (natural, specialty, conventional multi-outlet) in the year to October 2, but with household penetration still very low, there is still significant...

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”.

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...

New yeast strain may cut processing times for acrylamide reduction

New yeast strain may cut processing times for acrylamide reduction

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Vancouver-based Functional Technologies claims it has developed a proprietary yeast strain that could significantly cut the fermentation time that such ingredients need to reduce acrylamide to undetectable levels in commercial applications.

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