Research centers

Back in 1938, our company founder stated that “cooperation spells success”. Those words, still valid today for Lallemand, embody our belief that that world-class innovation cannot be achieved without working side-by-side with public and private research centers and educational institutions, renowned application schools, and third-party independent experts.

Much of the research and development conducted in Lallemand is executed through a combination of external partnerships and internal projects. At any given point in time, we are engaged in dozens of international collaborations, in initiatives ranging from fundamental research to more specific, applied ones.

Today, Lallemand is working with more than 200 collaboration partners from 25 countries. Some of these key ongoing collaborations in Canada include Laval University, McGill University, and the research centers of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Pivotal cooperation ventures outside of Canada include INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) in France, and Versuchsanstalt der Hefeindustrie at the Berlin Technical University in Germany.

Lallemand also has a strong set of specialized laboratories around the world, aimed at further developing applied research of our products and to ensure we deliver outstanding value to our customers and partners. These centers are:

National Research Council, Montréal, Canada
Optimization of yeast production processes
Molecular biology
Brewing applications laboratory
Human nutrition and health applications laboratory (Institut Rosell)
Biofuels & Distilled Spirits laboratory
Animal nutrition
Bio-Ingredients laboratory

Montréal Technical Centers, Canada
Bakery applications laboratory
Bio-Ingredients (‘food’) applications laboratory

Mascoma Team, Lebanon, NH, USA
Molecular biology of yeast
Analytical service center

Lallemand Plant Care, Inoculant R&D Facility, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Research & Development laboratory
Plant growth room, bench and small scale fermentation capacity, for evaluating, improving, and developing existing and new inoculants

Duluth Applications & Support Laboratory, Atlanta, USA
Biofuels & Distilled Spirits technical support

Forage Research Center, Miner Institute, Chazy, NY, USA
Animal Nutrition Applications laboratory

Pilot Lab and Plant, Toulouse, France
Optimization of bacteria and dairy cultures production processes
Oenology applications laboratory

DDGF Pilot Plant, Grenaa, Denmark
Yeast fermentation and fractioning

Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies, Tallinn, Estonia
Optimization of yeast derivative production processes
Research on yeast-derived bioactive compounds

Best Bake Laboratories, Breda, Netherlands
Bakery applications laboratory

Aquapharm Marine Strain collection of yeasts, bacteria and fungi, Oban, Scotland, UK
Strain maintenance and screening

INRA, Theix, France
Animal Nutrition Applications laboratory

Laboratorio Farroupilha, bacteria and fungi, Patos de Minas, Brazil
Development and testing of new bio-pesticides on live insect models
Improvement of solid state fungus production
Quality Control of fungus and bacteria production

Dairy and Meat Application Laboratory, La Ferté sous Jouarre, France
Dairy and Meat Applications laboratory