Firmenich opens new biotech and naturals pilot plant in Geneva

Swiss flavor and fragrance company Firmenich has opened a new biotechnology and naturals pilot plant and laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. The new center is part of the group’s flagship ingredients production site in La Plaine, Geneva.

“With our new biotechnology pilot plant closely connected with the ingredients production site, Firmenich provides integrated biotech development all the way down to the finished product, without any gaps,” said Genevieve Berger, Firmenich chief research officer. “Opening a new era in ingredients creation, our pilot plant and laboratory harnesses new technologies to improve clean label solutions, while the latest digital innovation maximizes efficiency.”

By using digital technology for increased automation, the pilot plant is able to move from single to continuous batch process which increases speed and reduces the use of raw materials.