CHINA – Angel Yeast has entered into a partnership with Renaissance BioScience that will see it patent Renaissance’s portfolio of yeasts to the wine, cider and beer industries.

As part of the agreement, the two companies will work hand in hand to develop new strains of yeasts to expand on Renaissance’s yeast portfolio that is manufactured using non-GMO techniques.

The partnership will bring to light state of the art products and solutions for baking, seasoning, human health, bio-fermentation, fuel ethanol, enzymes and animal nutrition industry.

Angel will become a global partner in commercializing Renaissance’s range of yeasts for craft beer, cider and wine applications.

Their combined expertise will help develop yeast-based technology solutions for food manufacturers worldwide at the same time ensuring safety and quality in food and beverages.

“We’re extremely pleased to expand our relationship with Renaissance.

Over the past four years, Renaissance has developed and successfully commercialized a range of world-class yeast strains for wine and cider, and we are excited to become their exclusive manufacturing and distribution partner going forward for these successful products,” said Wu Zhaohui, vice-president of Angel Yeast.

Given the rapidly growing global craft beer industry, there was a necessity for a collaboration that would give Angel Yeast an opportunity to introduce a new line of premium beer yeast.

Wu Zhaohui noted that Renaissance BioScience and Angel Yeast had been excellent business partners before and they were looking forward to working together to build the expanding beverage yeast business.

With twelve international advanced factories and eight technical centers at home and abroad, Angel Yeast continues to a leading producer of yeast and yeast derivatives for its market in China and the Asia Pacific region.

“This agreement is the natural evolution of our ongoing relationship with Angel Yeast and with it we’re taking the next step to work more closely with them to bring new yeast to market in the craft beer industry, as well as continue the impressive growth we’ve seen in the wine and cider industries over the past four years,” said Dr Cormac O’Cleirigh, chief business development officer for Renaissance BioScience.