History of Fermentation By loveformusic101 220 Fermented Tea The chinese start using fermented tea to treat a variety of illnesses as early as 220 BC. Nov 17, 1840 Conclusion about fermantation Around 1840, Schwann concluded that fermantationis the result of living things. Jan 1, 1854 Determined Fermantation In 1854, the French chemist Louis Pasteur determined that fermantation is caused by yeast. May 25, 1907 Nobel Prize In 1907, a German scientist named Eduard Buchner received the Nobel prize for showing enzymes in yeast cells, not the yeast cells themselves, cause fermantation. May 30, 1929 Enzymes cause fermentation Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Celphin determined how enzymes cause fermentation and they won the Nobel prize for their work. Aug 24, 1940 Producing antibiotics In 1940 technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics. Mar 2, 2022 Bread rise and Alchoholic beverages The use of fermentation to make bread rise and to produce alchoholic beverages is as old as the development of agriculture itself, which most scholors date back to about 8000 BC.