Insects for Sustainable Food Chain
Transforming biowaste into high value products
With Global population projected to achieve 8.6 bln in 10 years (2030) the world is facing a challenge to transform the Food Chain and create sustainable solutions for growing, manufacturing and processing Food.
Organic waste management is a big part of environmental constraint that Food production is creating with up to 1/3 of Food wasted worldwide. Globally Food waste contributes to 8% of global greenhouse emissions. This impact goes on top of massive use for livestock feed production and pasture, with over 1/3 of habitable land being currently used for the animal agriculture.
What we do
Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) originates in America and is now found worldwide in tropical and temperate regions.
The fly larvae are feeding on organic substrate and are recognized for their ability to dissolve large amounts of organic matter in short time while growing exponentially. The remaining material, known as insect frass, has valuable potential to replenish the natural fertility of the soil and can find useful application in agricultural farms. The grown-up grubs are rich in protein content, and fatty acids, are not pestiferous, and do not concentrate pesticides or mycotoxins. The use of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) as animal feed is rapidly growing as they are great nutritional source for pets, farmed fish and animals and compared to conventional feed products can be produced with much lower impact on the environment and with more economic use of finite resources.
Prinsect’s rearing facilities offer customers a cost-efficient biowaste upcycling opportunities and generate a sustainable and healthy animal feed. Our products are made locally and are safe to use. Our practices are compliant with EU regulations whilst contributing to the objectives of EU Farm to Fork Strategy (a key component of the Green Deal) with focus on achieving zero waste and circular economy.