12/12/2017 | Industry, Ingredients

GEA successfully finalized world’s largest fermentation plant for cultures

A successful collaboration between GEA and long-term customer Chr. Hansen was completed recently with the inauguration of the world’s largest fermentation plant for bacterial cultures at the customer’s site in Copenhagen/Denmark. Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.

The production site now comprises with the latest highly complex AIR17-fermentation project four production lines; two lines with 45 m3 fermentors each and two lines with 100 m3 fermentors each, which makes it the largest production site of its kind worldwide. GEA, the international technology group that focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets, delivered one of these big fermentation lines to the customer’s production facility – with installation taking place while existing production lines were running.