The aquaculture industry’s progress on sustainability relies on diversifying the types of ingredients it uses in its feed formulations but the drive to extend the raw material basket with novel inputs such as insect meals, single cell proteins and algal...
Farmers can improve efficiency and life expectancy in insect farming with a better understanding of insect behavior and needs through using artificial intelligence (AI), the co-founder of a Singapore-based start-up has revealed.
Green Plains sold 52,000 tons of its feed ingredient, Ultra-High Protein, in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 40,000 tons over the same period in 2022, according to its Q1 2023 financial results.
Protein innovator, Arbiom, says aquaculture is still a target market for the company, as it releases the results of a new scientific study evaluating the effectiveness of its alt protein ingredient, SylPro, in pet food.
Finland based startup, eniferBio, has generated €11m (US$12.05m) in a series A funding round, led by Dutch aquaculture investment fund, Aqua-Spark, with Tesi, Valio, Voima Ventures and Nordic Foodtech VC also participating.
French insect-based ingredients producer, Ÿnsect, is to increase its focus on high-margin markets like pet food and human consumption. It is also closing a production plant in the Netherlands and letting around 20% of its staff go.
MicroHarvest has been selected as a winner in the 2023 BloombergNEF (BNEF) Pioneers awards, which recognize early-stage companies working to introduce technologies and products that can push the world to a net-zero global economy.
Fera Science Ltd is to lead a research project for the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) that will investigate what the risks are from using novel, currently non-approved waste substrates to rear insects such as the Black soldier fly (BSF) and yellow mealworm....
Waitrose has started trials diverting surplus food to the animal feed sector; It says the exercise should prevent 70% of food going to waste. Leading UK retailer, Tesco, is researching the use of surplus food as feedstock for insect rearing.
As the world’s demand for plant oils and protein continues to increase and outstrip production at an unprecedented pace, yield alone will no longer be sufficient to sustainably meet that demand, innovation to increase protein levels in plants and develop...
UK based insect technology company, Entocycle, has raised $5m in a Series A investment round led by Climentum Capital, a climate-tech venture capital firm based out of Copenhagen, Berlin, and Stockholm.
China will reduce the amount of soybeans it imports over the next seven years, in progressive fashion, due to slower livestock production growth, continuous improvement in farming practices, and widespread adoption of a low-soymeal inclusion ratio in...
The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is the latest investor in Asian insect ingredient developer, Protenga. The Singapore-based company’s most recent funding round also saw participation from SEEDS Capital and JBI Innovations.
Tallin-based Flyfeed, an insect farming startup, has developed and tested its production technology, signed letters of intent with top-tier companies, and it has also built a team of employees, partners, and advisors in under one year. In addition, it...
Deep Branch has secured £4.8m (US$5.8m) in funding from the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio to scale up its CO2-to-protein technology.
Nofima, in the hunt for new and sustainable fish feed proteins, has been testing the technical quality of tunicate meal, along with its nutritional constraints, since both determine possible inclusion levels in fish feed.
Arbiom has received a grant of €12m (US$13.2m) from the France Relance investment program. The French-US company is focused on the production of proteins for feed and food applications, based on the use of agricultural and wood residues.
Bühler says innovative services it introduced in 2021 in relation to pelleting and moisture control for feed millers reduces the energy consumption of the feed pelleting process and lowers the C02 footprint of feed plants by 4%.
Impact investors including European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF), BNP Paribas, the Prince Albert II Foundation and The Good Investors have participated in a funding initiative for Protix valued at €50m (US$57.1m)