History of Fermentation

Events

Used in agriculture

8000 B.C.

Chinese used fermented soybean curd to treat skin infections

984 BC

Chinese used fermented tea to treat a variety of illnesses.

220 B.C

Schwann fermentation is the result of processes

1840

Louis, fermentation is caused by yeast

1854

Eduard won Nobel Prize for showing that enzymes in yeast cells cause fermentation.

1907

1929 Arthur and Hans won Nobel prize, found out how enzymes cause frementation

1929

Technology developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics

1940