History of Fermentation

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Fermentation first used

    Fermentation first used
    Fermentation used to make bread rise and to produce alcoholic beverages.
  • Schwann

    Theodor Schwann concluded that fermentation is a result of living things.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Louis Pasteur determined that fermentation is caused by yeast.
  • Eduard Buchner

    Eduard Buchner
    Euduard Buchner recieved a Nobel prize for showing that enzymes in yeast cells cause fermentation.
  • Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Chelpin

    Determined exactly how enzymes cause fermentation and won the Nobel prize in 1929.
  • Technology

    Technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics.
  • Fermentation today

    Today we still use fermentation in similar ways as we have been for the passed ten thousand years.