The 21st century biological science and entrepreneurship meet in the Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (CFFT). CFFT is an R&D company based on extensive use of modern analytical methods, systems biology and synthetic biology principles, aiming at development and introduction of innovative food and fermentation technologies.

Currently the centre has a state-of-the-art laboratory, highly qualified personnel and necessary know–how. The centre deals with research projects of biotechnology as well as food technology. Biotechnology and food technology based R&D are very closely related in CFFT via the use of so–called ‘omics’ methods and in-depth knowledge and understanding of molecules and their behaviour.

Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies

Akadeemia tee 15A, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

Phone: +372 6408200

Fax: +372 6408282

e-mail: info [at] tftak [dot] eu

CEO Martin Lall

martin.lall [at] tftak [dot] eu

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The collaboration with CFFT has been very successful. They helped us in formulating the task and developed a full solution which has allowed us to considerably save both money and time. In addition, they helped us find extra possibilites for project funding. Highly recommended!
Peeter Tava
Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies has been our longstanding partner. The company is professional and innovative - they can always fulfil the task at hand according to the specifications, often exceeding our expectations. As an additional plus I would highlight their 'hands on' approach in implementation of new technologies !
Tiina Valk
Salutaguse Pärmitehas
I was just blown away how this place works. The enthusiasm there! They try to solve all the problems, no matter what it is or how bad the odds are. They seemed to be ready to fight that and I think that' s impressive. They would survive in any boundary conditions. [...]When you go there and look them in the eye and see how they really fight for their survival - I really was impressed.
Christian Enss
Professor  - Heidelberg University

About us

Established: 2004
Employees: 55
Location of activity: Tallinn, Estonia
Export countries: Canada, France, Finland, Latvia
Sample work: Development of optimized production processes of special yeasts and lactic acid bacteria;
Software for the control of cultivation processes of cells and for the modeling of bacterial metabolism;
Application of three dimensional front–face fluoresence spectrometry for rapid identification of food products and their quality;
Application of omics–methods for the monitoring and development of novel cheeses from milk proteins and concentrated milk; Fibres role in healthy nutrition;
Stable consortia of microorganisms developed in continuous cultivations;
Best known customers: DuPont, Lallemand, Santa Maria, Valio
Cooperation Partners: Tallinn University of Technology,Tartu University, Warsaw University of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, ELIKO, Estiko Plastar, and others