Insects as a new animal feed
Bugs are protein-rich and sustainable, with a relatively light environmental footprint in terms of production and processing. The use of insect protein is allowed in pet food and feed for aquaculture. The EU-funded FARMYNG project will develop on an industrial and automated scale the breeding and transformation of the Tenebrio molitor insect (mealworm) for the production of animal nutrition. It will demonstrate a bio-based value chain for sustainable, safe and premium feed products. The project aims to produce 1 500 tonnes of protein and 400 tonnes of oil per month – rates never before demonstrated in the insect protein production market.
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Funding SchemeBBI-IA-FLAG - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Flagship
25220 Roche Lez Beaupre
16440 Roullet St Estephe