Waste not, want not: transforming the dregs of brewing Each stage of the brewing process produces waste. A LIFE project has explored converting this waste into high value ingredients for use in the beverage, nutrition and cosmetics sectors. The impressive
On the 1st and 2nd of October, members of BDI Biotech attended the EFIB, the leading market annual event in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy. Taking place in Belgium, The event included different workshops, speakers and networking activities.
LIFE YEAST project staff participated in the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Heraklion 2019, celebrated from 26 to 29 June 2019 in Heraklion (Greece). During the event the results about the production of yeast extract from spent
The results of the first tests carried out in the microbrewery in Boecillo (Spain) BDI biotech to test and evaluate the efficiency of reusing the yeast extract and B-glucan in the brewery process, have been transferred to be scaled. Anheuser-Busch
BDi Biotechnology has developed, during the second semester of 2018, a process for the extraction of β-glucan from the brewer’s spent yeast. β-glucans are a type of fiber with interesting physico-chemical properties, for example their gelling capability make their widely
Representatives of the European Commission will visit BDI Biotechnology to begin evaluation of the European project, LIFE YEAST.
On May 28th and 29th, representatives of the European Commission will visit BDI Biotechnology to begin evaluation of the European project, LIFE YEAST. In the coming days, members of the European Commission and representatives of The LIFE Program, will visit
On the 6th of May 2019, The European Business Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium. The event brought together around 2000 participants and more than 250 key note speakers, including president Juncker and vice-president Katainen of the EU Commission. The
The LIFE YEAST and LIFE REFRESHMENT projects were showcased during the New Food Conference, organized by Proveg in Berlin, last March 21st and 22nd, 2019. Our partner AB InBev had a booth there, to show the ingredients developed from the upcycling
On the 22nd March 2019, the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle were visiting Jupille’s brewery in Belgium. The teams of LIFE YEAST, LIFE REFRESHMENT and LIFE BEVERAGE were present and used the occasion to organize a pilot demonstration event. The various
On the 05th of March 2019, AB-InBev participated to the Workshop on Circular Economy for Cities at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. This event was organised by TAIEX-EIR Peer 2 Peer and chaired by Andreas Versmann from the DG
On the 11 th march, the European University Miguel de Cervantes students from the technology and food innovation degree were visiting BDi Biotechnology facilities to discover the LIFE YEAST project goals and outputs. The aimed of this event was to
On 21th February at Agricultural Technology Institute of Castilla y León (ITACyL) a workshop dedicated to the agrotechnology day took place, “Alternative raw materials in Feeds for Aquaculture”. The objective of this workshop was to present the latest research on
From the 28th February and 1st March, the first agro-food industry Conference in Castilla y León took place in Avila, where innovation, sustainability and the circular economy were the focus points. BDi Biotechnology, the coordinators of Life Yeast project, were
The LIFE YEAST project will be at the HERAKLION2019 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management. This is aligned with our partner Anheuser-Busch InBev’s 2025 sustainability goals. Our abstract has been accepted by the HERAKLION 2019 Scientific Committee. So,
The team from BDi Biotechnology attended the Animal Health Investment Europe event, which took place on 26-27 February 2019 in London. This workshop gathers more than 400 specialist participants in animal health and nutrition. The workshop was a perfect place
After the set-up of the microbrewery at BDI Biotechnology facilities, firsts productions are running in order to evaluate the brewing fermentation process when using the yeast extract produced in the previous activities of the LIFE YEAST project as fermentation booster.
María Elena Hernández from BDi Biotechnology attended on 8-9 October 2018 the LIFE food waste platform meeting held in Budapest (Hungary). The meeting was hosted by the National Food Chain Safety Office Hungary and the beneficiary of the project LIFE-FOODWASTEPREV (LIFE15
BDi participated with a stand at the 9th International Meeting on Biotechnology, BIOSPAIN 2018, celebrated from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Sevilla (Spain). BIOSPAIN is the largest biotech event organized by a national bioindustry association in Europe with more
After successful optimization of the extraction process to convert BSY into CYE, YCW and PAY at small scale, in January 2018 BDi Biotechnology started with the scale-up of this technology to semi-industrial scale (100 L pilot). During a 6 months
On May 15, 2018 the LIFE YEAST team evaluated the first prototypes developed by an external partner in Spain, Innofood I+D+I. Yeast extracts can have lots of different applications and the possibilities to use it in other industries are hence
On May 3, 2018 the first monitoring visit of the LIFE YEAST project took place at the BDi Biotechnology facilities in Valladolid. The meeting was attended by Estibaliz Gabilondo from the NEEMO external monitoring team representing the European Commission, the
On March 14, 2018 the LIFE YEAST project team participated in the webinar of the first LIFE BREWERY stakeholders’ meeting which was held at the headquarters of The Brewers of Europe in Brussels and organized by Azty Tecnalia. The LIFE
On December 20, 2017 the LIFE YEAST project team accomplished a successful factory acceptance test for the microbrewery which is going to be installed at BDi Biotechnology facilities. The microbrewery is required to produce the amounts of brewers’ spent yeast