About Leaf by Lesaffre and our technologies

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Your industrial fermentation partner for a sustainable tomorrow

We are a business unit of Lesaffre, and a global player in industrial biotechnology to enable a better future.

We push boundaries to reveal the full potential of fermentation and develop industrial microorganisms and processes that allow renewable productions. In collaboration with players that are also passionate about accelerating the transition, we design and put into action high-performance bio-based solutions.

Drawing upon Lesaffre’s global presence and 170 years of fermentation expertise, we offer high-quality and locally manufactured biomass and bio-based products. At Leaf and Lesaffre’s network of fermentation labs (R&D and application lab), we provide answers to our clients’ demand, to overcome their challenges and to seek for improvement potentials. With a team committed to sustainability, customers’ satisfaction and innovation, Leaf by Lesaffre is your industrial fermentation partner for a sustainable tomorrow.

A global team
of experts

In 2014 Leaf by Lesaffre was established, benefiting from centuries of expertise combined with industrial fermentation and yeast applications across multiple markets. Leaf has since then gathered a team of experts committed to their domains and brought together by their passion for fermentation and excellence. We continuously strive to develop high performance products and services to meet present and future needs of our partners.

Present locally

At Leaf by Lesaffre, we believe that working close to our partners is the key to provide high-quality fermentation solutions, wherever they are.

With manufacturing plants, local teams around the world, and our Green Lab, we are able to answer our partner’s demands with our expert support tailored to local markets and trends.

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With complementary skills

Our team is comprised of experts in their fields, be it sales, technical support, regulatory, R&D, quality or marketing and communications.

They know the properties of our products as well as the expectations of our partners. Their expertise and experience allow them to manage tailor-made projects, run trials in our own laboratories or support you with their knowledge.

Leaf by Lesaffre's spirit

In the current era of transitioning to a more environment-friendly world and circular economy, we are guided by our commitment to enable a better future.

As a partner, we are building solutions with our customers, to better assert and answer their needs and demands.


As an actor for sustainability, we strive towards more bio-based productions and environment-friendly products.


As a pioneer, we dedicate our expertise to the design of cutting-edge, high-quality, and reliable technologies available around the world.