California-based, HermetiaPro, is working to support the demand for alternative proteins and help develop the black soldier fly production industry with an increased focus on fly genetics and improved egg production.
Entobel, a biotech company specialized in insect-derived feed protein, with production activities based in Vietnam since 2013, has raised €1m (US$1.13m) in funding, and its first commercial production plant is just about to go live.
Black Soldier Fly (BSF) derived protein and single cell proteins from bacterial sources are two products nominated by an expert group as having potential in terms of new feed inputs for pigs and poultry.
Portuguese start-up, EntoGreen, says construction will begin on its first commercial scale black soldier fly (BSF) derived feed protein facility at the end of this year. The company was established in 2014.
In an effort to address increasing feed manufacturer interest, EnviroFlight, a joint venture of Intrexon and Darling Ingredients, opened a new production facility at the end of 2018 in Maysville, Kentucky.
Auchan supermarket in France is now selling own label insect fed trout in 52 of its stores in the North of France region with the objective of extending the initiative to all its supermarkets in France by the end of 2019.
InnovaFeed, an Evry, France-based biotech company producing Black Soldier Fly (BSF) derived protein for the feed industry, has raised another €40m in funding from international investors, bringing to over €55m the total amount of funds it has generated...