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BugBox: Mass Rearing & Production Technology to Produce Protein Powder & Other Sub-Products from Edible Insects

Project description

New technology putting bugs on the menu

Insects are not all that bad. The edible ones have always been a part of human diets. Innovation in mass-rearing systems has begun in many countries. The EU-funded BugBox project has developed a light prototype of a rearing reactor that is 200 times more productive and over 10 times more affordable. However, it needs to be tested and demonstrated in a relevant environment (with different insect species and in different geographical locations and conditions). The key component of BugBox is software which runs a fully automated mass rearing reactor. This new technology which is easily scalable, will target farmers of edible insects and producers of protein powders, oils and other sub-products. The list also includes producers of foods, snacks and beverages.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/entomology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Kambja Vald, Pangodi Kula Karl Eeri
62017 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000