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FlAgship demonstration of industrial scale production of nutrient Resources from Mealworms to develop a bioeconomY New Generation

FlAgship demonstration of industrial scale production of nutrient Resources from Mealworms to develop a bioeconomY New Generation

Objective

The world faces a major challenge with the sharp increase in demand for meat and fish by 2050, to which current modes of production, whether through agriculture, aquaculture or fisheries, cannot be sustained. An innovative solution to this predicted shortage of resources, especially protein, lies in insect production and processing which can provide a serious response, but to date no industrial scale of production of insect-derived products has been reached. The FARMYNG project has this ambition to develop on an industrial and automated scale the breeding and
transformation of insects for the production of animal nutrition, with the strong participation of 20 key actors all along the value chain from the feedstock supply to the final insect transformation.
FARMYNG will demonstrate a large-scale, first-of-its-kind bio-based value chain producing sustainable, safe and premium feed products from an innovative origin: the Tenebrio molitor insect (mealworm). The plant developed for FARMYNG will use the efficiency of mealworm physiology to convert vegetal by-products in mealworm biomass and transform those mealworms into sustainable proteins and lipids for fish feed and pet food end markets. In parallel, manure will be recovered for soil fertilization applications. Insects are indeed very effective at converting organic matter. Fed with no-noble materials, insects multiply quickly, and are a rich and natural source of food for certain livestock and pet animals, and probably ultimately for the Humans directly. Insects also emit less greenhouse gases and ammonia and use less water and land than other animal proteins value chains. FARMYNG project, responding to the increasing worldwide proteins demand, will transfer the technology from a demo plant to the Industrial Flagship Plant able to produce almost 1 500 tons of proteins and 400 tons of oil per month, reaching a productions rate never demonstrated before for insect’s proteins production plant.
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Coordinator

YNSECT

Address

1 Rue Pierre Fontaine
91058 Evry

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 15 610 439

Participants (19)

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CHAMTOR

France

EU Contribution

€ 13 000

STAR FOOD HOLLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 322 331,75

CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 169 000

EUROFINS ANALYTICS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 373 372,75

AJINOMOTO ANIMAL NUTRITION EUROPE

France

EU Contribution

€ 13 000

QUANTIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 223 031

PNO CONSULTANTS

France

EU Contribution

€ 325 000

SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 170 152

VIRBAC NUTRITION

France

EU Contribution

€ 110 446

COMPO FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 180 050

CLUSTER INDUSTRIELLE BIOTECHNOLOGIE 2021 E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 132 288

STOWARZYSZENIE ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI KLASTER CHEMICZNY ZIELONA CHEMIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 283 931

ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIES ET AGRO-RESSOURCES

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 675

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 227 106

ULMA MANUTENCION S. COOP.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 349 821,88

MIGUEL TORRES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 64 643,80

CLEXTRAL

France

EU Contribution

€ 458 558

TGC EXTRUSION

France

EU Contribution

€ 328 565

MG 2 MIX

France

EU Contribution

€ 13 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837750

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 46 934 849,10

  • EU contribution

    € 19 630 411,18

Coordinated by:

YNSECT

France