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.
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%.
The UK government should work more closely with farmers and agri-supply businesses on new and revised legislation, to avoid unnecessary shocks to trade, says the CEO of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
US insect protein company, EnviroFlight, has announced the development of a new R&D and corporate center in Apex, North Carolina, close to the prestigious Research Triangle Park, known for its agtech and biotech focus.
The demand for insect protein, mainly as an ingredient in feed and pet food, could reach half a million metric tons by 2030, up from today’s market of around 10,000 metric tons, predict the authors of a new RaboResearch report.
UK agriculture and environmental consultancy, ADAS, is carrying out an online survey to collect evidence and perspectives of relevant stakeholders across the insect supply chain on current insect production and the barriers and opportunities of scaling...
French insect feed producer, Agronutris, has bolstered its strategic partnership with Bühler in its bid to get to commercial-scale production. Its first industrial plant is scheduled to be up and running in the last quarter of 2021.
Israeli insect farming startup, Flying Spark, which has just announced a strategic partnership and investment deal with seafood producer, Thai Union, is exploring feed as well as food applications for its protein meal.
German equipment manufacturer, Brabender, has been working with research institutions and aqua feed producers on novel feed formulations for a range of farmed fish and crustacean species in its application lab.
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.