New probiotics fermentation unit now in operation at DuPont Probiotics Plant in Rochester, NY

July 15, 2019

The product of a $100 million investment, construction of the state-of-the-art probiotics fermentation unit was completed in March. 

DuPont (Rochester, NY) announced that it is opening a new state-of-the-art probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, NY facility. Part of an overall $100 million investment to expand its probiotics capacity, construction of the unit was completed in March.

“The investment in our Rochester probiotics operation furthers our strategy to provide health and nutrition science solutions to this growing market,” said DuPont CEO Marc Doyle in a press release. “With the completion of this facility, we have the largest fermenter in the world dedicated to probiotics production, which enhances our ability to provide customers and consumers with high quality, clinically-documented strains that will positively impact people’s health now and in the future.”

The construction of the fermentation unit was also supported by an Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant provided by Empire State Development. "Supporting the growth of innovative companies like DuPont, with its new probiotics fermentation unit at Eastman Business Park, reinforces the strength of the region’s agriculture and food ecosystem, and reflects our strategic focus on recruiting and retaining food production businesses that drive economic development in the Finger Lakes,” said Howard Zemsky, president, CEO, and commissioner of Empire State Development, in a press release.

DuPont estimates that the new unit will increase the company’s probiotic production capacity by 70%.