ST. LOUIS, Mar. 31, 2017 – AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products, has launched a new business division – AB Biotek – in North America and globally.

Specializing in fermentation science and yeast innovation, AB Biotek is a technology-driven division that develops specialty yeast solutions and has capabilities across a range of industries including biofuel, alcohol beverage – such as distilled spirits, wine and cider – and both animal and human nutrition.

“AB Mauri has a long history of providing leading-edge products to industrial customers outside of the bakery markets in other parts of the world,” said Greg Strauss, senior vice president, AB Biotek North America. “Now, with AB Biotek, we have a dedicated team focused on delivering high-quality products and solutions, coupled with superior technical collaboration with companies in the biofuel, alcohol beverage and nutrition industries.”

Backed by a nearly 150-year tradition in fermentation, the new division is supported by AB Mauri’s 51 plants, presence in 33 countries and sales in more than 90 countries, with global headquarters located in Peterborough, United Kingdom. As a result, it has access to a global network of fermentation knowledge and experience covering the functionality and proper application of yeast, technical understanding of equipment and process, and more.

“AB Biotek represents a new frontier for us,” said John Evans, vice president of yeast innovation, AB Biotek North America. “We are excited about the future of yeast innovation and look forward to developing and delivering our world-class fermentation solutions to a variety of fields here in the U.S. and Canada.”

The division’s product portfolio includes:

• Biofuel: We offer premium yeast coupled with technical service to help address a range of biofuel industry challenges.
• Alcohol Beverage: We offer a full selection of yeast solutions for the distilling, winemaking, and cidermaking industries fulfilling objectives from enhancing flavor and mouth-feel to converting sugar more efficiently.
• Nutrition: We have a lineup of human and animal nutrition and supplementation yeast products.