Auguste Fernbach

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Auguste Fernbach (born February 3, 1860 in Paris , † January 26, 1939 ) was a French biologist and brewing scientist.


Fernbach studied natural sciences in Paris, where he worked, among other things, in Charles Adolphe Wurtz's laboratory . He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1879. He then became an assistant at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and at the same time a tutor at the National Institute for Agriculture.

In 1888 he became an assistant at the Pasteur Institute , where he received his doctorate in 1889 in the group of Émile Duclaux (1840-1904). In 1898 he founded the magazine Annales de la brasserie et de la distillerie , where he published many articles focusing on industrial fermentation.

Between 1900 and 1935 he became head of the Institute for Fermentation, where he founded a brewery school. In 1910 Auguste Fernbach and Moïse Schoen as well as William Perkins and Charles Weizmann were commissioned by the Strange & Graham company to produce butanol by fermentation. In 1911 Fernbach succeeded in producing butanol and acetone from potatoes by fermentation.

The Fernbach flask was developed by Auguste Fernbach.

He is an honorary member of the experimental and training institute for brewing in Berlin.

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