Ohly Launches Carbon-neutral Products 

Ohly, a leading global supplier of yeast extracts, yeast-based flavors, and culinary powders, has introduced their first carbon-neutral ingredients for the food and bionutrients markets, alongside a commitment to run their Hamburg production site as net-zero by 2030. 

Ohly’s first carbon-neutral products are the powerful natural yeast ingredient OHLY® FLAV-R-MAX, classic yeast extract OHLY® FLAV-R-BASE 19 and yeast-based bionutrient ingredient X-SEED® KAF.  Flavor modulator OHLY® FLAV-R-MAX delivers a high umami impact that masks off-notes of plant proteins and serves as a solution for salt reduction in meat alternatives. Classic yeast extract OHLY® FLAV-R-BASE 19 balances overall flavor with a clean savory note and masks off-notes in vegan dairy applications. Functionality and their carbon-neutral labels make them the perfect choice for innovative, sustainable plant-based finished foods. These natural yeast ingredients are part of our Plant Protein Taste Toolbox solutions which are suitable for vegan diets. 

Yeast-based bionutrients ingredient X-SEED® KAF provides key nutritional components for maximizing batch outputs of microbial fermentations. This helps Ohly’s customers in cultures, probiotics and biopharma segments to meet their carbon reduction targets by producing more with less. 

CEO of Ohly, Ralf Fink, said: “At Ohly, we have a legacy of pursuing carbon emission reductions, and we are proud of our performance so far. Since 2018, we have already reduced our carbon footprint by around 25% for every kilogram of our product produced. Targeted investments and process optimisations were key to these great initial achievements. We’re now taking the next step by setting an ambitious target to build a portfolio of carbon-neutral yeast-based products and operate a net-zero production site in Hamburg, Germany by 2030. Our carbon reductions to date, and the collective determination of our dedicated people, give us great confidence to achieve this target”.

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