CAN|Cannabis beer: grant to study and develop innovative yeasts

Cannabis beer: grant to study and develop innovative yeasts

Province Brands of Canada, developers of the world’s first and only beers brewed from the cannabis plant, will join with Western University (WU) to study and develop innovative yeasts. The yeast being developed in this collaboration is expected to be a revolutionary and time-saving technology which can be used in crafting beers made from hemp and cannabis, as well as in many other applications. The research grant for innovative yeasts of CAN$45,000 (~€30,586.31) is funded by the Ontario Center of Excellence’s (OCE) Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) program and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Engage program. Bioengineering cannabis beer Dr Lars Rehmann, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at WU, said: “Applying cutting edge bioengineering tools and advancement in agriculture to the rapidly evolving cannabis industry is creating an extremely exciting environment for entrepreneurs and new graduates in many business sectors. “Excellent support for joined projects between universities and highly innovative companies can result in ‘outside-the-box’ solutions to industrial problems, providing a competitive edge to everyone involved.” Dooma Wendschuh, CEO and Co-Founder of Province Brands of Canada, said: “Province Brands of Canada is very fortunate to be working with Dr Rehmann’s team, which has tremendous experience…

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