Kerry releases plant-based brewing processing aids

Kerry has introduced two new sustainable plant-based processing aids for enhancing beer quality, improving process efficiency and delivering cost savings in brewing.

The global leader in taste and nutrition said the products, Biofine Eco and FermCap Eco, are part of Kerry’s new Eco Range family of plant-based and sustainable brewing collection of tools designed to help brewers create consumer-friendly beers while reducing their impact on the environment.

Biofine Eco is an aid that improves beer clarification, while FermCap Eco is a foam-control product that optimises process efficiency by increasing fermenter capacity, improving hop utilisation and eliminating over foaming and beer waste.

Kerry said the products deliver significant benefits, providing clean, environmentally friendly and cost saving solutions for brewers globally.

Commenting on the new brewing solutions, Deborah Waters, PhD, product director brewing ingredients, Kerry said Biofine Eco and FermCap Eco have been specifically designed as environmentally friendly solutions to replace traditional fining and antifoam options with plant-based alternatives.

“These innovative ingredients are better for the planet and the production process by enhancing the beer quality, increasing production efficiencies, reducing carbon footprint and increasing throughput.

“They are also compatible with both membrane and crossflow filtration, proven to reduce membrane fouling and being plant-based processing aids, are appealing to the vegan consumer. The Eco Brewing Range is a result of Kerry’s commitment to clean and environmentally friendly brewing solutions.”

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