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Enabling the exploitation of Insects as a Sustainable Source of Protein for Animal Feed and Human Nutrition

Objectif

Food security is a global challenge. Within the overall increased demand for food, and particularly meat production, there is also an urgent need to increase supply of protein from sustainable sources. The principle objective of the international and multidisciplinary PROteINSECT consortium is to facilitate the exploitation of insects as an alternative protein source for animal and human nutrition. Advances have been made in rearing of insects for incorporation in animal feed in countries including China and Mali. The consortium brings together expertise in these countries together with European insect breeders and feed production companies in order to optimise systems and set up pilot scale production facilities in the EU. The project will demonstrate the feasibility of the use of insect-derived proteins in animal feed through trials with fish, poultry and pigs. Quality and safety along the food chain from insect protein itself, to incorporation in feed and ultimately human consumption of insect-protein reared livestock, will be evaluated. The use of waste streams that focus on animal rather than plant material for insect rearing will be examined. To optimise the economic viability of the use of insect proteins, uses for the residual flows from the production system will be determined. Life cycle analyses will enable the design of optimised and sustainable production systems suitable for adoption in both ICPC and European countries. Key to uptake is ensuring that a regulatory framework is in place and this will be encouraged by the preparation of a White Paper following consultation with key stakeholders, experts and consumers. PROteINSECT will build a pro-insect platform in Europe to encourage adoption of sustainable protein production technologies in order to reduce the reliance of the feed industry on plant/fish derived proteins in the short term, and promote the acceptance of insect protein as a direct component of human food in the longer term.

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Coordinateur

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
Adresse
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 200 026,84
Contact administratif
Elaine Fitches (Dr.)

Participants (13)

Eutema Technology Management GmbH & Co KG

Participation terminée

Autriche
Adresse
Lindengasse 43/13
1070 Wien
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Georg Melzer (Mr.)
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 305 000
Adresse
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Marc Kenis (Dr.)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 248 250
Adresse
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Geert Bruggeman (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 370 399
Adresse
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
MINERVA HEALTH & CARE COMMUNICATIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 275 400
Adresse
Unit 16, Basepoint Business & Innova
SP10 3FG Andover Hampshire
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Rhonda Smith (Ms.)
EUTEMA GMBH
Autriche
Contribution de l’UE
€ 256 000
Adresse
Lindengasse 43 13
1070 Wien
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Georg Melzer (Mr.)
GRANTBAIT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 67 937
Adresse
Rectory Road Ivy House
HU12 0LA Hull
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Michael Grant (Mr.)
GUANGDONG ENTOMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Chine
Contribution de l’UE
€ 176 986
Adresse
Xingang Road West Guangdong 105
510260 Guangzhou
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Richou Han (Prof.)
Huazhong Agricultural University
Chine
Contribution de l’UE
€ 228 000
Adresse
Shi-zi-shan Street, Nanhu District 1
430070 Wuhan
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Zhu Fen (Dr.)
FISH FOR AFRICA - GHANA LIMITED BYGUARANTEE
Ghana
Contribution de l’UE
€ 96 000
Adresse
Agric Road
Ashaiman Accra
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Gabriel Koffi Delagnoh Koko (Dr.)
INSTITUT D'ECONOMIE RURALE
Mali
Contribution de l’UE
€ 135 000
Adresse
Rue Mohamed V
BP Bamako
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
N'golope Kone (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 189 999
Adresse
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Eric Gibb (Mr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 397 539,16
Adresse
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Elaine Fitches (Dr.)