Ahead of the anticipated sanctioning of insects in poultry feed by the EU later this year, Wageningen University is leading a four-year multi-stakeholder project investigating the viability of insects as a sustainable feed source.
Cargill and French insect protein producer, InnovaFeed, have entered into an alliance to jointly market fish feed that includes insect protein, a move the partners said will enable them to support the growth of sustainable aquaculture.
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.