Restoring a monument as famous as Rome’s Quattro Fontane with the same yeast used historically for Italian wine production. How many people could have imagined such an application for wine yeast?
An innovative restoration technique using wine yeast.
A specific strain of Saccaromices Cerevisiae was used to clean salts and smog from the Quattro Fontane in Rome using an innovative dry biocleaning technique.
A study, which involved the Food Division of Garzanti Specialties and the team from our wine sector, was conducted by the Department of Biosciences at the University of Molise and the results were recently published in the scientific journal Microbial Cell.
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Working together to break new ground.
Garzanti Specialties would like to thank Dr. Giancarlo Ranalli, Head of the Environmental Microbiology and Biorestoration Laboratory, for allowing us to be part of something that excited us and has inspired us to increase our studies into new applications of the raw materials we process.
The article on the study published in Microbial Cell can be viewed and downloaded here:
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Garzanti Specialties, always with an eye on the future.
Looking ahead, thinking and studying new applications above and beyond the conventional, creating synergies between vastly different sectors represents a fantastic challenge; one that Garzanti Specialties has always been attentive to and ready to seize the arising opportunities.
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