Scaling rare cannabinoids

Why fermentation is better for you and the planet

An interactive journey

You might have already heard about the health benefits of cannabinoids like CBD…

But did you know that over 100 different cannabinoids can be found in nature?
Black Truffles
Black Truffles
Black Pepper
Black Pepper

Research suggests that cannabinoids have multiple distinct benefits for the human body

Neuropathic pain
Dental hygiene
Relieves arthritis
Pain relief
Reduce inflamation

How is this possible?

Cannabinoids are part of an ancient human biological pathway that maintains balance in our internal processes (homeostasis). This pathway has a cascade of potential positive effects on our health from head to toe...

But accessing certain cannabinoids is harder than it seems
Most cannabinoids are only produced in very small quantities by plants

And even after harvesting, the potential for contaminants means that purity is not always guaranteed…

Thankfully, Creo has made it possible to harvest these rare cannabinoids using a natural process that promises to be more efficient and environmentally friendly...


Humans have used fermentation for thousands of years to produce products we use every day.

Beer Beer
Wine Wine
Cheese Cheese
to modern advancements like
Washing Machine Lavender scent
in your detergent
Insulin Insulin to
treat diabetes

And now Creo has discovered a way to harness this natural process to produce highly pure, bioidentical cannabinoids at scale.

Let’s look at some of the benefits of fermentation...

Sustainable. Scalable. Safe.

Fermenting is the ideal way to produce rarer cannabinoids in large quantities.

Here's why:


Potentially more efficient, fermentation generally requires less water, energy, and land than some of the traditional methods of farming cannabinoids.


Produce consistent, high-quality, bioidentical rarer cannabinoids at commercial scale.

Purity and safety

Ensure safety with bioidentical cannabinoids that are guaranteed free of contaminants like THC, heavy metals, molds and pesticides.

Regulatory compliance

Sidestep some of the regulatory headaches that come with standard cannabis- or hemp-derived cannabiboids by opting for a natural fermented product.

The Creo process

Using nature to streamline production

Using a proprietary microbe, we can produce bioidentical cannabinoids more sustainably. How cannabinoid fermentation works:

In nature, microbes use sugar to create byproducts such as beer and yogurt


In our process, a proprietary microbe uses sugar, but instead of producing beer or cheese, creates pure cannabinoids.

Ferment for 2-3 days.

Purify and harvest large quantities of pure, biologically identical cannabinoids for use in products.

Partnering with industry leaders

Our joint venture partner is Genomatica, a world leader in sustainable bioproduction, who has helped us develop Creo's fermentation-based process for producing rare cannabinoids.

And our global manufacturing partner has more than 4,000
Scientists Research Chemists Engineers Plant Operators
Research Chemists
Plant Operators

dedicated to delivering ingredients at scale to a wide range of consumer and industrial markets.

The Creo advantage

Creo exists to enable our customers to deliver new cannabinoid products that help people everywhere while doing less harm to the planet.


We deliver rarer cannabinoids at scale, using a natural fermentation process that generally uses less water, energy and land than some conventional plant-derived methods. By doing so, we help our customers develop innovative new products without causing unnecessary harm to the planet.


Some promising cannabinoids only occur in small amounts in nature. We create abundance by scaling the cannabinoid production so that our customers can bring the benefits of rarer cannabinoids to every household.


Our proven technology, joint venture with industry leader Genomatica and strong ties with commercial manufacturers mean you can be confident of a reliable, high quality and consistent supply of cannabinoids at scale long into the future.