Cargill is one of the largest suppliers of products to the global bioindustry — with offerings spanning the whole fermentation process.

Upstream process / inputs Pre-fermentor step Downstream process / finishing

Carbon feedstock for micro-organisms

Nitrogen source for micro-organisms

Thickener for mediums

Lipid feedstock for specialty fermentation applications (soybean oil)

Medium culture preparation

Granulation of actives

Encapsulation of actives

Stabilizer for finished product

  • Carbohydrates: starches, glucose, proteins, polyols, maltodextrins, glycerins
  • Soy products: soy flour, soy bean meal
  • Vegetable oils: soybean oil, rapeseed oil



Cargill manufactures industrial starch and related products for paper making, corrugating, adhesive, chemical industry, bio industry and oil drilling applications.