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The Fermentation Science Institute supports regional and national needs by advancing knowledge in fermentation and through our educational programs, research and outreach activities, including the production and analysis of alcoholic beverages, fermented foods, and industrial fermentation. Current facilities include teaching and laboratory space, a certified 3rd party testing facility, as well as current and pending pilot facilities for malting, brewing, distilling and fermented foods. Capabilities are being further expanded by establishment of the Illinois Food, Entrepreneurship, Research and Manufacturing (iFERM) Hub of the Illinois Innovation Network. Leveraging the new Institute, SIU’s Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science is one of 7 programs recognized by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.