Fermentation may refer to:

  • Fermentation (biochemistry), a metabolic process whereby electrons released from nutrients are ultimately transferred to molecules obtained from the breakdown of those same nutrients
    • Ethanol fermentation, the production of ethanol for use in food, alcoholic beverage, fuel and industry
      • Fermentation (food), the process of converting sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol with yeast
        • Fermentation (wine), the process of fermentation used in wine-making
    • Lactic acid fermentation, the biological process by which sugars such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose, are converted into cellular energy and the metabolic byproduct lactate
    • Industrial fermentation, the breakdown and re-assembly of biochemicals for industry, often in aerobic growth conditions
    • Fermentative hydrogen production, the fermentative conversion of organic substrate to biohydrogen manifested by a diverse group of bacteria

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Madame Clicquot Ponsardin - Biography
... Prior to this invention the second fermentation of wine to create champagne resulted in a very sweet wine with large bubbles and sediment from the remains of the yeast used in the ... English technique of adding additional sugar, but after this second fermentation was complete the bottles were held upside down ...
Marsannay Wine - Vineyard - Wine Making and Aging - Red Wine Making
... Cold pre-fermentation maceration is sometimes carried out ... The fermentation can now begin, usually after the application of yeast ... The fermentation temperature may be higher or lower depending on the practices of each winemaker with an average of 28° to 35° at fermentation peak ...
Syngas Fermentation
... Syngas fermentation, also known as synthesis gas fermentation, is a microbial process ... The main products of syngas fermentation include ethanol, butanol, acetic acid, butyric acid, and methane ... Syngas fermentation process has advantages over a chemical process since it takes places at lower temperature and pressure, has higher reaction specificity ...
Cellular Waste Product - Fermentation - Lactic Acid Fermentation
... Theoretical Reaction C6H12O6 2C3H6O3 + 2 ATP (120 kJ) Lactic Acid Fermentation is commonly known as the process by which mammalian muscle cells produce energy in anaerobic environments, as in ... Lactic acid fermentation is relatively inefficient ... Generally, lactic acid fermentation occurs only when aerobic cells are lacking oxygen ...
Antinutrient - Occurrence
... Many traditional methods of food preparation such as fermentation, cooking, and malting increase the nutritive quality of plant foods through reducing certain antinutrients such as phytic acid, polyphenols, and oxalic ... An important example of such processing is the fermentation of cassava to produce cassava flour this fermentation reduces the levels of both toxins and antinutrients in the tuber ...

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    A tree is made to live in peace in the color of day and in friendship with the sun, the wind and the rain. Its roots plunge in the fat fermentation of the soil, sucking in its elemental humors, its fortifying juices. Trees always seem lost in a great tranquil dream. The dark rising sap makes them groan in the warm afternoons. A tree is a living being that knows the course of the clouds and presses the storms because it is full of birds’ nests.
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    Two principles, according to the Settembrinian cosmogony, were in perpetual conflict for possession of the world: force and justice, tyranny and freedom, superstition and knowledge; the law of permanence and the law of change, of ceaseless fermentation issuing in progress. One might call the first the Asiatic, the second the European principle.
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    Unquiet souls!
    MIn the dark fermentation of earth,
    In the never idle workshop of nature,
    In the eternal movement,
    Ye shall find yourselves again.
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