Lesaffre announced it gained a minority shareholding in Yeap, a start-up specializing in functional alternative proteins. The yeast specialist made a 10% investment in Yeap’s shares to help it finalize the development of a promising new protein ingredient made from upcycled yeast.
Lesaffre announced a solar Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with Sun’R, a direct sale of electricity between a producer and a consumer, that will supply the group’s largest yeast plant in Marcq-en-Barœul, France.
In partnership with the Laboratory of Biology and Modelling of the Cell (LBMC, CNR /ENS Lyon), Lesaffre is working on defining transcriptomic and genomic profiles of thousands of yeast strains, by relying on advanced equipment.
Lesaffre Australia Pacific opened two new facilities in mid-November: a Molasses Extracts Plant (MEP) on its production site in Melbourne and a training showroom for breadmaking at its Baking Center™ in Mortlake (Sydney).
Lesaffre formed a 15-year partnership with ENGIE for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a waste heat recovery unit on the Lesaffre site in Marcq-en-Barœul.
LIS by Lesaffre, a drying specialist and subsidiary of Lesaffre, partnered with Idex, a specialist in energy and environmental services, to control steam production costs and reduce the site’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Lesaffre inaugurated its 48th Baking Center™ in Dubai on November 9, 2021, building its presence in the UAE and the wider GCC region.