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

Obiettivo

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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Coordinatore

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
Indirizzo
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 200 026,84
Contatto amministrativo
Elaine Fitches (Dr.)

Partecipanti (13)

Eutema Technology Management GmbH & Co KG

Partecipazione conclusa

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