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Insect feed companies

We listed international companies developing and commercializing insect-based feed.

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Agronutris

France

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Agronutris is the first French biotech company dedicated to the development of the insect rearing industry as an answer to the feed challenges of tomorrow.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Beta Hatch

US

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Beta Hatch is industrializing insect agriculture within a regenerative food system. They make protein for plants and animals in a zero-waste system using a mealworm ranch in Cashmere, WA. Their circular production system uses waste heat from a neighbouring data centre to condition our insect grow rooms, in collaboration with the Washington Clean Energy Fund.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Biocycle

Indonesia

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Biocycle was established in 2018 with a focus on producing dried larvae of the Black Soldier Fly that can be used as feed. Using the black soldier fly larvae, they aim to solve the protein challenge through high protein feed sources and ensure a sustainable food production system.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Bioento

Spain

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Bioento is a biology, biotechnology, bioeconomy and green employment company that bases its activity on the elimination of by-products and organic waste using insect larvae. Among their products are proteins and lipids for animal feed and natural fertilizers also, bio-stimulants for agriculture.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Chapul Farms

US

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Chapul Farms uses black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) microbiology to close agricultural production loops. The insects consume and upcycle nutrients previously destined for landfills, restoring biodiversity to soils and gut microbiomes.

The company solves organics waste challenges by building BSFL farms on-site. The insects upcycle would-be-waste into two valuable byproducts: the larvae themselves (premium poultry, aqua, and pet feed ingredient) and frass (insect manure; a soil-healing synthetic fertilizer alternative).

Insect type

All

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Compagnie des insectes

France

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La Compagnie des Insectes provides the actors of the insect protein industry with healthy and performing young animals, ready for rearing, such as eggs, neonates or 7-day-old larvae (7DOL).

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Ecodudu

Kenya

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Ecodudu is an innovative waste-to-value company operating in Kenya’s animal feed and agricultural inputs value chains. The company produces highly nutritious animal feeds and organic fertilizers, leveraging nature’s recycling agents, insects.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Elementoz

India

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Elementoz is industrializing the black soldier fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens Linnaeus), as organic waste converters as a new and the fastest way of treating organic waste using BSF converting into rich protein for livestock feed, fertilizer and biofuel in a sustainable and scalable manner.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Enorm

Denmark

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Uses the black soldier fly larvae to process waste streams from the food industry and convert them into healthy and sustainable ingredients for feed and food.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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EntoSystem

Canada

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Entosystem uses innovative insect farming technologies to position itself as a dominant player in the agricultural circular economy. The company produces entomological proteins/insect meal with high added value by allowing on the one hand the recovery of the nutritional value of food waste and on the other hand, allowing better control of food safety.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Entofood

Malaysia

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ENTOFOOD develops industrial solutions for the production of high grade protein for livestock and aquaculture and organic fertilizer for the nutritional balance of plants.

Its biotechnology converts organic waste and/or organic side-streams from the agro-industry into sustainable products through the bioconversion of a specific diptera; Hermetia Illucens (Black Soldier Fly).

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Entoprotech

Israel

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Entoprotech is a circular economy company engaged in organic/food waste treatment and processing. The company harnesses the unique qualities of insects, particularly of BSF (Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)) in order to convert food waste into a variety of advanced products

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Entoproteins

India

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Specializes in black soldier flies breeding and processing into insect meal and insect oil.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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EnviroFlight

US

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EnviroFlight develops high-quality, sustainable ingredients for animals and plants in a socially responsible way. Their systems upcycle regionally available by-products of human and animal food industries to produce high-quality ingredients while minimizing the environmental and financial impacts of animal protein production.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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FarmInsect

Germany

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FarmInsect offers farmers a solution to use regional organic residues to produce insect larvae. The insect larvae can then be fed to the farm animals as protein feed instead of imported soy or fishmeal. The company provides a machine and IoT system that enables the automated production of insects alongside a continuous supply with young larvae for fattening.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Feedect

Spain

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Feedect operates innovative production processes to create a wide range of insect-based products, including protein powders, which are rich in essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and natural prebiotic compounds. Their products can be consumed by reptiles, cats, dogs, and other small mammals.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Flylab

Thailand

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Flylab is an Agritech company based in Thailand. Built with an experienced team that have years of proven track record in the Insect industry, it is the first startup to harness the bioconversion power of the Black Soldier Fly to recycle agricultural waste into Food for animals and plants in Thailand.
Flylab is using modern technology and Datas such as IOT, climate control, vertical farming and robotics to produce a sustainable protein for the future.and offers Insect Meal, Insect oil and Frass (fertilizer) to the Pet Food and Aquafeed sectors.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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FreezeEm

Israel

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FreezeM is making insect farming sustainable, steady & scalable by providing ready-to-use Black Soldier Fly (BSF) eggs or neonates to rearing facilities worldwide. Its novel technologies enable for the first time to completely decouple breeding (reproduction) from rearing and processing, making insect farming more simple and accessible to everyone.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Friendly Fish

Netherlands

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Friendly fish™ is fish fed with sustainable food. Food based on insects rather than fish meal – with the mission to eliminate all fish-derived ingredients in aquafeeds (in collaboration with Protix)

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Genufeed

Israel

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Genufeed is an Agtech Biotechnology startup, developing a natural, sustainable and affordable alternative to extruded fish feed. Their technology uses insect larvae, a natural capsule of high-quality protein and fat, and enriches it with all essential nutritional elements required for fish health and growth.

Insect type

All

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GoTerra

Australia

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GoTerra produces black soldier fly protein to be used as sustainable insect meal directly in pet food, or to replace high-impact protein in animal feed and aquaculture.

Insect type

All

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Grubbly Farms

US

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In 2015, two cousins from Georgia Tech founded Grubbly Farms, a startup in Atlanta pioneering the use of sustainable insect-based protein in pet food.
Grubbly's protein of choice? Black soldier fly grubs.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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HexaFly

Ireland

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With revolutionary breeding and bio-conversion technologies, Hexafly maximises the extraction of high-value protein and oil products for the aquaculture, animal feed and plant nutrition industries. The process, involving the black solider fly, produces no waste, lowers GHG emissions, optimises land usage, utilises industrial and agricultural waste streams and improves animal nutrition and health.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Holocene

India

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Holocene is India’s first industrial-scale insect-based sustainable ingredients manufacturer. Their mission is to produce circular ingredients in a climate-positive way by bringing insects back into the food chain. They leverage the capabilities of the Black soldier Fly (Hermitia Illucens) to upcycle low-value organic residues from the Agro-processing industries. Their insect-based ingredients (Insect Meal and Insect Oil) cater to the animal & pet feed industry and agricultural inputs.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Hubsect

Norway

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Hubsect is industrializing integrated insect farming technology via bioreactor intelligence and a decentralized waste management process.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Innovafeed

France

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Innovafeed’s insect proteins and oils derived from Black Soldier Fly larvae constitute a perfect association to feed pets (cats, dogs and ornamental fish). Following 4 years of R&D with leading experts and veterinaries, Innovafeed has developed a specific product line adapted to pets’ nutritional needs.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Inseact

Singapore

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INSEACT changes this by replacing fish protein with insect protein. INSEACT grows black soldier fly larvae fed with waste from the palm oil industry that was otherwise destined for landfill. INSEACT's unique protein application in shrimp aquaculture performs more profitably than traditional feed options

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Inseco

South Africa

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Inseco is an insect protein company. Using the power of Black Soldier Flies, Inseco converts low-value organic by-products into insect-based proteins, lipids, fertiliser and chitosan. Their products have numerous applications in animal feed, pet food, crop production, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Insect Feed Technologies

Singapore

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Farms black soldier flies as a reliable, cost-effective and sustainable source of protein to feed animals.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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InsectiPro

Kenya

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We collect organic waste and up-cycle it using insects. This creates high-value products such as; protein, oil and fertiliser.
More sustainable inputs means more sustainable and efficient outputs which can be used in food, feed, pharma and agriculture. By using waste products, we are closing production cycles, creating circular systems. Alongside lower costs, we hope to create more nutritional inputs for feed and food.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Insectifii

India

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INSECTIFii is one of Asia's first commercial-scale, insect farming businesses. INSECTIFii uses black soldier fly larvae to convert urban organic waste into high-value insect protein, which replaces water and climate-intensive plant protein as well as overharvested and depleting fish protein used in animal feed.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Insects4Feed

Nigeria

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Insects4Feed Impact Cluster is Dutch and Nigerian partnership of (NGN, Single Spark BV, ProEnto, Nigerian Breweries, QIFFAN, University of Ibadan and IITA Business Incubation Platform limited) that aims to address the growing need for a local, sustainable and affordable animal protein source for the fish and poultry feed industry in Nigeria.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Invertapro

Norway

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Invertapro is an insect rearing and breeding company based in Norway, focusing on end-to-end processes around yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) production. Founded in 2016, their main goal is to build towards a circular economy by utilising insects to efficiently process and upcycle locally available organic waste (industrial, catering and household) sourced from waste management companies into protein-rich feed and food ingredients. By-products are used to produce a fertilizer approved for organic farming.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Ittinsect

Italy

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Ittinsect makes aquaculture sustainable thanks to the production of a specialized feed from agri-food by-products. The need for nutrients from the ocean is fully replaced by ingredients such as yeasts, microbes, and insect powders. We develop an aquaculture feed with a high nutritional efficiency which improves health of the farmed fish and of the environment at the same time.

Insect type

All

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Loopworm

India

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Loopworm is currently focused on producing alternative sustainable protein & fats for shrimp feed, poultry feed & pet food. Loopworm is an Agri-Biotechnology company that converts organic wastes into valuable products promoting health, nourishment & well-being for all forms of life. Through novel Bioscience, chemistry & technology, they use insects to develop bio-based products.

Insect type

All

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Magalarva

Indonesia

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Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Meruoca

Brasil

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Meruoca is dedicated to the large-scale rearing of insects as a means of upcycling food waste into sustainable by-products to be used again by the food and agriculture industry in Brazil. The insects reared by Meruoca are offered to the animal feed market as a sustainable source of protein and energy for poultry, fish, pigs and pets.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Nasekomo

Bulgaria

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Nasekomo rears the Black Soldier Fly to produce protein, oil, and fertilizer for the feed and agriculture industries.

Bulgaria is home to their first industrial-scale production facility, close to vital markets such as Greece, Turkey and Western Europe, as well as offering advantageous labor and business conditions.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Next Protein

France

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Founded by couple Syrine Chaalala and Mohamed Gastli, the company produces insect-based protein for animal feedstocks with a negligible carbon footprint, at a lower cost and with the equivalent nutritional value of traditional protein production. They do this by taking otherwise unconsumed food on which to raise the insects, returning protein to the food cycle.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Norbite

Sweden

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Norbite transforms plastic waste into sustainable goods by means of an insect-based biorefinery. The selected insect, Galleria mellonella, possesses the extraordinary capacity to naturally digests plastic. Norbite took advantage of this feeding specificity of G. mellonella and has developed a proprietary vertical farming technology to enable the insects to perform at an industrial scale.

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All

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Nutrifly

Lichtenstein

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NutriFly produces high-quality products for animals and plants. They exclusively process regionally available by-products from the agricultural and food industries into high-protein animal feed and nutrient-rich fertilizers. The company's products provide clean, sustainable solutions to major environmental and agricultural challenges.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Nutrition Technologies

Singapore

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Nutrition Technologies manufacture and supply sustainable animal feed ingredients and biofertilisers, using a unique combination of biotechnology and Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) to recycle nutrients from agricultural and food processing by-products. Their insect-based products help feed the growing agriculture and feed industries around the world. These products are suitable for application in pet food, livestock and aquatic feed, and have a range of proven functional benefits which improve the animals’ health and growth.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Oberland argiscience

Canada

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Oberland Agriscience Inc. upcycles green waste into protein products. Using a stabilization process, Oberland transforms green waste into insect feed which in turn is used to rear black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) on an industrial scale. The larvae are a nutrient-rich, high-quality protein ingredient for agriculture and aquaculture feeds and pet food.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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PROTEEN

Uganda

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Proteen uses the black soldier fly insect to process waste into sustainable livestock feed and soil fertilizer. By providing a circular solution, they make farming more profitable throughout Africa for all.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Procens

Argentina

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PROCENS aims to become the leader of the insect-based industry in Argentina and Latin America through sustainable and profitable nutrient recycling solutions. They develop modular and replicable plants of Black Soldier Fly’s (BSF) larvae rearing, to convert local organic waste from agro industrials or municipalities, into premium protein for animal feed and biofertilizer for local cultures.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Protein Farm

Belgium

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Protein Farm is an insect farm established in Flanders, Belgium, specialising in Black Soldier Fly rearing due to its exceptional bio-conversion characteristics. The company mainly produces maggots, fresh or dried, together with protein and oil extracts. These extracts are mixed with different cores in order to provide a wide range of formulations in animal feed.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Protenga

Singapore

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Protenga develops data-driven Insect Technology that enables a circular, regenerative, economy all along the food supply chain and produces best-in-class, sustainable insect products for pet food, animal feed and plants.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Protix

Netherlands

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Protix is one of the leading insect companies in circular, natural and sustainable proteins from insects. The company developed PureeX: fresh insect meat that can be used for wet and dry pet food.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Soldier Fly Technologies

US

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Soldier Fly Technologies upcycles local agriculture and food side-streams into high-quality insect ingredients for animal feed, pet nutrition, and organic fertilizer. Soldier Fly Technologies, Inc was formed in 2020 as a joint venture between Louisiana-based Fluker Farms and California-based Hermetia Pro, both insect breeding companies.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Tebrio

Spain

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Tebrio is a Spanish biotechnology company that is building an 80.000 square meter insect farm – the largest of its kind in the world, which, in line with its pilot operations, will breed and transform mealworms into 3 main co-products: (1) amino rich, sustainable premium protein for petfood, fishmeal and animal feed, (2) tech-powered biofertilizer for plant nutrition and (3) chitosan for biodegradable plastic manufacturing.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Ticinsect

Switzerland

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TicInsect bioconverts food waste into protein ingredients for animal feed by rearing Hermetia illucens larvae. This insect is a natural recycler of organic waste, able to recover up to 70% of the proteinic content. Insect larvae are then transformed into protein flour and oil, which are sold as high-quality ingredients for animal feed.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Vivotein

US

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Vivotein produces sustainable insect ingredients for animal feed, pet food, and natural agriculture. Using proprietary technology, their harness the natural life cycle of the Black Soldier Fly and produce sustainable protein for animal feed in a closed-loop cycle.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Volare Solutions

Finland

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Upcycling food waste using the black soldier fly, Volare produces top-grade ingredients for aquafeeds, pet food, agriculture and oleochemical uses.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Werms Inc.

Singapore

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Werms upcycles local food waste into feed, pet food, and fertilizer for local communities.

Insect type

All

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Ynsect

France

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Ÿnsect is the world leader in the production of protein and natural insect fertilizers. Founded in 2011 in Paris, France, by both scientists and environmental activists, Next40 and B Corp-certified, the company processes insects into high-end, high-value ingredients for pets, fish, plants and humans. From its purpose-built state-of-the-art farms, Ÿnsect offers a long-term, sustainable, organic solution to accelerate protein and plant consumption.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Zewa Ecosystems

India

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Zewa is on a mission to reduce global food wastage and provide affordable, high-quality feed to livestock farmers. This is achieved by cultivating Black Soldier Fly(Hermetia illucens) Larvae and bio-converting food waste into useful products such as poultry and fish feeds and fertilizer. Founded in 2020, the organization also incorporates niche technologies including Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to optimize the process.

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Black soldier fly

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