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Fermentation Industry

Cargill is one of the largest suppliers of products to bioindustry manufacturers worldwide, with offerings spanning the whole fermentation process.

We start at the beginning of the upstream process, supplying raw materials such as carbon feedstocks and nitrogen sources for micro-organisms. Carbon feedstocks do not only comprise carbohydrates, but also lipids and polyols which are used in specialty fermentation applications. Cargill also offers thickener ingredients for fermentation medium preparation. For downstream processing we provide solutions for granulation and encapsulation of active ingredients and for stabilization of the finished products.

We work closely with our customers to develop solutions that meet their specific needs, drawing on our in-house fermentation expertise to support fruitful collaborations and results-driven options.

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Upstream process / inputs Downstream process / finishing

Carbon source

  • Dextrose
  • Industrial Glucose Syrups
  • Industrial Starches
  • Industrial Polyols
  • Glycerin
  • Industrial Vegetable Oils

Nitrogen source

  • Corn Steep Liquor
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Wheat Gluten (hydrolyzed)
  • Soy Flour
  • Rapeseed Meal 

Viscosity and foam control

  • Hydrocolloids 
  • Industrial Vegetable Oils

Granulation and Encapsulation

  • Industrial Starches
  • Dextrins
  • Maltodextrins
  • Dextrose

Stabilization 

  • Industrial Vegetable Oils
  • Industrial Polyols
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Maltodextrins
  • Dextrose

 

Explore our products for fermentation industry applications

Glycerin

Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is typically obtained as a by-product in the production of fatty acids and fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel). It has a wide variety of uses including being a carbon source for specialty fermentations.

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Carrageenan

Carrageenans are derived from seaweed and are known for their thickening and gelling capabilities. They can also be used for controlling the viscosity of fermentation media and for stabilizing formulations of fermentation products.

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Dextrins

Dextrins are used as a carrier for encapsulation or granulation of fermentation products.

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Dextrose

Crystalline dextrose, also known as glucose, is the fundamental monomer of all starchy products. Its high purity makes it a valuable carbon source for fermentation processes. 

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Industrial Glucose Syrups

Industrial glucose syrups are cost effective and refined products used as carbon source for fermentation processes. To address specific process needs Cargill is offering a broad portfolio of glucose syrups that differ in sugar composition and degree of refining.

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Industrial Maltodextrins

Maltodextrins are used as a carrier for granulation of fermentation products.

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Industrial Polyols

Cargill is one of the world’s leading producers of polyols. Polyols play a role in stabilizing formulations of fermentation products such as enzymes. We offer a wide range of vegetable oil and carbohydrate based polyols including sorbitol and glycerin. Sugar based polyols such as sorbitol, maltitol and mannitol are available both in liquid and in solid form.

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Industrial Soy Flour Adhesives

Soy flour adhesives are a natural replacement for formaldehyde and phenol-based resins.

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Industrial Starches

Cargill is offering a wide range of native and modified starches. Native starches are used as a carbon source in fermentation processes. In addition starches play a role in stabilizing formulations of fermentation products and they can be used as a carrier for encapsulation or granulation of fermentation products

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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum provides versatile rheology control in a wide range of brines, drilling and fracturing fluids. It can also be used for controlling the viscosity of fermentation media and for stabilizing formulations of fermentation products.

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