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Commercialising High Performance Insect Breeds via a Platform for Typing of Insect Strains

Project description

High-performance insect genetics to ensure Black Soldier Fly animal feed takes off

Edible insects are nutritious and could be the best solution for animal feed, whose demand has been increasing globally. To answer the call, the UK company Beta Bugs is creating high performance Black Soldier Fly genetics for the 'insects as feed' market, which is estimated to be worth more than EUR 2 billion by 2030. The EU-funded CHiPInB project will ensure that the Beta Bugs solution is commercialised within Europe and that the company captures a significant market share. Based on the proposed technology, diverse strains will be maintained in parallel and phenotyped at high-throughput, increasing performance across multiple quantity traits including growth rate, size and protein quantity.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-3

Coordinator

BETA BUGS LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 688 229,50
Address
46-54 High Street
CM4 9DW Ingatestone Essex
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England Essex Heart of Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 294 955,50