History of Fermentation

  • 220

    Fermented Tea

    Fermented Tea
    The chinese start using fermented tea to treat a variety of illnesses as early as 220 BC.
  • Conclusion about fermantation

    Conclusion about fermantation
    Around 1840, Schwann concluded that fermantationis the result of living things.
  • Determined Fermantation

    Determined Fermantation
    In 1854, the French chemist Louis Pasteur determined that fermantation is caused by yeast.
  • Nobel Prize

    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.
  • Enzymes cause fermentation

    Enzymes cause fermentation
    Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Celphin determined how enzymes cause fermentation and they won the Nobel prize for their work.
  • Producing antibiotics

    Producing antibiotics
    In 1940 technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics.
  • Bread rise and Alchoholic beverages

    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.