Fermentation processes

Microbial fermentation is one of the fundamental biotechnical methods of efficiently developing active ingredients. It uses fungi, bacteria or cell cultures to transform raw material into chemical substances. This synthesis would be far too inefficient, or even impossible, via chemical methods. Fermentation is one of the key forms of technology, and has the potential to spread to many more areas of use in the near future.


Microbial fermentation has a significant and increasing importance in many branches of industry. This method is currently used to produce insulin, antibiotics, amino acids (proteins) and enzymes, for example.

The nutrients are essential for optimising the microorganisms’ growth in fermentation. They must be available in sufficient quantities and be of the right quality in order to ensure the highest product yield possible. Special phosphates from Budenheim are especially suited for optimum nutrient supply, thanks to their superior quality.