Fermentation Sciences

Website: http://fermentation.appstate.edu/

Connection to Sustainability: The cornerstone of sustainable food systems; permits the availability of meat, cheeses and fruit year-round; develop a scientific understanding to take an unpredictable process and create a more secure process for the preservation of food; incorporate aspects of sustainable business and sustainable practices (water usage, renewable resources and technologies).

Teaching: Principles of Fermentation Science; Facility Design; Biofuels and Bioprocessing; Fermented Meat and Dairy; Social Implications of Fermented Beverages.

Research: Contributes to business sustainability by providing data to ensure product quality; improves upon existing resources for wine production; producing biofuels; utilizing spent grain & yeast (a waste product) for other purposes (food growth, dietary product).

Student Engagement and Outreach Activities: The ASU Fermentation Sciences Club is engaged in extracurricular activities related to Principles of Fermentation Sciences.