Recently, effective utilization of unused biomass, including food waste/residues, non-standard agricultural products and abandoned farmland, is becoming a global issue.
However, unused biomass and upcycled materials (such as cosmetic ingredients) each have millions of potential targets, making it difficult to find the right biomass with the right material.
Fermenstation converts unused biomass into value-added materials using its proprietary fermentation upcycling technology.

Targeted issues

  • Reduction of food waste is becoming a top managerial issue, however finding a commercially viable solution is hard to establish.
  • Know-how and methodologies related to effective utilization of residue is not available and is also difficult to develop in-house technology to solve the issue.
Specialty areas such as cosmetics
(including petrochemical substitutes)
  • Enhance competitiveness by adding original active ingredients in products.
  • Challenge in finding a material that can play a leading role not only in storytelling but also in functionality.

Our solution

Our solution
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We provide a solution based on fermentative upcycling technology platform that allows us to convert diverse unused biomass into diverse materials.
We provide one-stop development services starting from our partners’ needs to come up with a unique upcycled material.
Commercialization of developed materials and establishing a working supply chain will be mutually discussed between Fermenstation and its partner company.

Fermenstation’s biomanufacturing features

When upcycling unused biomass that has diverse composition through fermentation, pathway design, including selection and combination of optimal enzymes and microbes, is essential.
Features of Fermenstation’s biomanufacturing;
  1. Creating a crude product that is designed to contain specific targeted compounds.
  2. Cascaded utilization of solid materials resulting in no waste and our fermentation residue can be used as fermented extract and livestock feed

Our proprietary technology platform, including unused biomass database and enzymes / microbes libraries, is a key to realize the above concept.
Basically, we use naturally-derived enzymes and microorganisms, thus allowing for utilizing fermentation residue containing microbial cells and turning them into safe cosmetic materials and livestock feed.
Combining storytelling and functionality
Pathway design
Like a puzzle game, we select and combine enzymes and microorganisms from our proprietary database of unused biomass and library of enzymes and microbes to create an optimal pathway.
Fermented Inclusive Materials
Our original pathway design enables creation of fermented inclusive material that is designed to contain high level of specific targeted compounds in large numbers of natural compounds.
Cascaded utilization
Since we use naturally-derived enzymes and microorganisms, it is possible to utilize fermentation residue containing microbial cells and turning them into cosmetic materials and livestock feed.
Pathway design based on enzyme and microbe library
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Based on selected unused biomass as starting material we select the optimal microorganism from our library which targets functionality and appeal as cosmetic material and design the optimal process. The final output, our fermented extract, will contain numerous ingredients such as peptides and amino acids etc. and specific targeted compounds as designed.
Even if you do not designate or have any unused biomass, we can propose from our unused biomass database.
Rather than pursuing productivity and purity, which has been the conventional wisdom in industrial manufacturing, we are seriously committed to building a regenerative and recycling-oriented society by making use of unused resources and technologically-designed functionality from our know how of microorganisms providing a regenerative story line to our products and services.