The objective of this study was to assist the client in the further commercial utilisation of its solid substrate fermentation capacity, technology and know-how by identifying opportunities in specific uses of fermentation, either as a contract producer of higher-value products or as a collaborator/partner on cost-effective production of valuable products.

The client believed its solid substrate capacity and technology could be used to achieve cost-effective production of valuable products and wanted to obtain the maximum commercial use of resources and capabilities.

The study was carried out initially by reviewing the sectors which require fermentation and identifying those most likely to require facilities similar to those of the client. Contacts were made with companies to determine their needs and interest in working with our client

The study contained the following:


Background and Scope

Principal Findings and Conclusions

  • The Fermentation Industry
  • Competition and Barriers to Entry
  • Cost

Key Success Factors



Fermentation Industries

Report by Sectors

  • Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry
  • Bulk Chemicals and Biofuels
  • Enzymes
  • Food and Beverages
  • Organic Acids and Fine Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals

Contact Reports

  • Specific Discussions and Comments
  • Companies Expressing Interest In Further Information
  • Companies Expressing Possible Interest
  • Companies Providing General Information and/or a Neutral Response
  • Companies that Responded With a Definite No

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