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Fermentation

Modern fermentation processes are used to obtain substances such as enzymes, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), amino acids and vitamins as metabolites from microorganisms.

Increasing the productivity of the process, the needs of the micro-organisms must be fulfilled as far as possible, i.e. supplying sufficient oxygen and nutrients during the entire process. In addition, metabolic by-products such as carbon dioxide must be removed, and ideal temperature and pH conditions must be maintained.

 

EKATO know-how

By knowing the general needs of the specific fermentation processes, followed by expertise in scale-up from lab-reactors up to industrial bio-reactors and the full range of mechanical calculation methods, EKATO provides a concept for reliable plant operation and to fulfill the complex process requirements.

 

Important Fermentation Products 

  • Amino acids: Lysine, Threonine, Xanthan,…
  • Pharmaceutical industry: Antibiotics, Insulin, Penicillin,…
  • Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid, Vitamine B12,…
  • Biofuels: Bioethanol (first and second Generation)

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