Angel Yeast Co., a listed high-tech yeast company in China, has officially opened the doors of its purpose-built complex for industry technology research and development. Unveiled in June, the complex marks a major milestone for the group’s scientific research process, as Angel Yeast continues to support the technological advancement of the biotechnology industry.
Located in Yichang City, Hubei Province in central China — the home of Angel Yeast’s headquarters — the center spans a total area of 36,000sqm and can house up to 1,500 people engaged in R&D and related work. Planning for the project first commenced in October 2019, and more than 196 million yuan ($30 million) has been invested to date. After it is put into operation, Angel Yeast estimates that over $60 million will be allocated annually into scientific research, with the aim to transform the complex into a leading global yeast technology research platform and a world-class biotechnology product R&D center.
Researchers at Angel Yeast’s complex will concentrate their efforts on exploring plant-based meat alternatives, food flavor enhancements, gut health and probiotics, clean nutritional sources for fermentation, immune health and sports nutrition, alternatives to antibiotics, and yeast production and sustainable development.
The company’s new R&D complex contains nine technical centers respectively for yeast and enzyme, industrial and brewing microbiology, protein nutrition and food flavoring, baking and Chinese dim sum, agricultural biotechnology, environmental protection, industrial innovation, nutrition & health, and testing.