Yeast Plants

Dedicated equipment - from feedstock to final product.

Technology for Yeast Production 

Yeast is the name for a variety of naturally growing unicellular fungi. It is most commonly used as a leavening agent in bakery products and for wine and beer fermentation. Since it is highly nutritious and imparts better taste and texture to products, it is also a valuable natural ingredient in the food, nutrient and pharmaceutical industries.

On this page you can find out how yeast is produced and how Vogelbusch can contribute to setting up a yeast plant.

How is yeast made?

Baker’s yeast is produced in custom-designed factories with a substantial number of process equipment.

Yeast is grown on substrates containing sugar through the addition of oxygen from air, then separated, washed and filtered. The product is sold as yeast cream or it is filtered and finished as wet or dry yeast. It can also be further processed to obtain specialities such as yeast autolysates, beta glucan and mannan.

Yeast know-how and technology

Individual yeast species are carefully selected from our collection on base of their individual abilities.

Solution-adapted equipment developed by Vogelbusch reflects our longstanding expertise in yeast technology. Different types of aeration systems for fermentation and custom designed process automation greatly enhance process efficiency. Dedicated separation, filtration and extrusion equipment are used to achieve the product quality desired.

Vogelbusch is your one-stop shop for process engineering and supplies, ranging from initial feasibility studies and consultancy for plant modernization through to the design of new plants.

Your benefits at a glance
  • Longstanding experience in process design and selection of equipment
  • Plants designed for perfect yeast growth and quality
  • Close attention to process economics
  • Comprehensive yeast culture collection
  • Lab facilities for quality testing of baker's yeast
Product types

The type of final product determines the processes we apply in our plant designs

Selected yeast strains with high rising power

Baker’s yeast, a leavening agent for bread and other baked goods, is available wet or dried ...

Baker's Yeast Plants
Yeast production facilities designed by Vogelbusch


We license our yeast technology and provide engineering services from initial process design through to the start-up of the plant:

Relevant processes

Process steps involved in yeast production include:

Project development

How to turn your idea into a modern industrial bioprocessing facility

Find some guidance for the development of a manufacturing plant, illustrating the steps to be taken from the initial product idea to the operational facility:

MINDMAP Project Development
Services provided by Vogelbusch are marked with orange bars.

Questions? Check out our FAQs on the product pages:

FAQ Baker's Yeast

Complete our design questionnaire to enable us to give a professional opinion on your project

QUESTIONNAIRE Baker's Yeast Plant (.doc) 

What our clients say ...
After close cooperation in a friendly atmosphere the start-up of the plant was performed successfully. It is in operation since 10 months now and we are fully satisfied with the very competitive final alcohol quality and performance from this well equipped production line.
Wang Chang Nan, Harbin Winery Factory, Neutral Alcohol Plant, Harbin, China
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