Agronutris is a French biotech company dedicated to the development of the insect rearing industry as an answer to the feed challenges of tomorrow. Agronutris’ mission is to use insect bioconversion to feed and preserve the world.
Insects are able to turn by-products from the agro industry into valuable ingredients for the feed market, contributing in that way to the development of a circular economy. Engaged in a human-centered adventure, Agronutris develops a fair and sustainable agri-food industry. Its team, made up of experts in entomology and specialists in the agro business industry, is strongly engaged in order to provide high quality products for the aquaculture and pet food markets.
Alia Insect Farm
Alia insect Farm rears and processes edible crickets. The core product is a very fine cricket flour 100% made in Italy. Located in Milan countryside, in a strategic position close to the 3 main airports in Lombardy. A multidisciplinary team is studying the best feed for ALIA crickets, to be cultivated by Alia in the same place where the farm is located, according to its strategy of highest quality control across the entire food production chain.
Amusca enables companies worldwide to produce insect larvae locally using smart insect technology and services, so that they are able to produce high-quality animal nutrition, added-value products and biochemicals: clean, green and natural.
Amusca works with partners worldwide. Drawing on Amusca’s in-depth insect and product know-how, Amusca partners work side-by-side with customers to make the cutting-edge technology work to their advantage.
BEF Biosystems is an Italian company founded in 2016, operating in the insect rearing industry. In the past years, BEF has developed an innovative project that brought to a proprietary technology to breed Black Soldier Fly larvae. The system is based on small scale modular plants named Bugsfarm, that uses organic residues located locally to generate nutritional substrates for BSF larvae. Once grown, these can be transformed in protein and fat source for animal feed and other high value by products such as chitin. At the same time, the use of renewable energy sources makes the whole system a fully sustainable circular economy model, that supports social and economic development.
Divaks is dedicated to the development of tailor-made, high-quality insect protein solutions for the food industry. The company is specialising in mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) breeding, rearing, processing and final products creation. Divaks’ goal is sustainability and traceability in every step. Its experienced team is elaborating a fully automated vertically integrated technology and is committed to using only by-products from local agriculture and food industry. Once the development is done, an environmentally friendly and sustainable production site will take its place.
Ecofly is the first Austrian-based producer of sustainable insect protein. Since 2017, Ecofly is working on scalable and efficient technologies for the production and processing of black soldier fly larvae. The key motivation of the company is the integration of an insect-based protein recycling system into European agriculture. Ecofly is committed to sustainable food production and therefore considers that mimicking natural nutrient cycles by using insect farming is a powerful instrument for future agriculture.
EntoGreen is a Portuguese company founded in 2014 with the objective to promote agri-food sector sustainability and to contribute to a better environment, essentially promoting a circular economy using natural tools. EntoGreen uses insects as a tool to convert agri-food vegetable by-products into high-value raw materials to be used as feed ingredients and soil nutrition.
Essento Food AG
Essento, the Swiss edible insect pioneer, develops, produces and markets insect-based food innovations under its own brand but also for partners. The company has a large range of products, from fresh/frozen burgers to Snacks and Protein/Energy bars. Essento is dedicated to manifest insects as an alternative protein source in the European diet.
Feedect breeds and processes insects, more particularly Tenebrio molitor larvae. The main product obtained at Feedect (insect meal or insect powder) is a versatile ingredient that can be widely used in both food and feed. Combining the nature of these insects with an industrialised production system, Feedect’s products have minimum environmental impact with competitive costs. By introducing these products in the food chain, they contribute to their transformation, by making it more efficient and circular.
Hermetia Baruth GmbH
Hermetia Baruth GmbH is a German producer of high value protein, fat and fertilizer derived from the Black Soldier Fly (BSF). The production facility is located south of Berlin. Company was founded 2006 and had the first significant BSF colony in Europe. The research driven company aims to improve process efficiency and product quality.
Iberinsect is a specialized company in the area of biotechnology. Its activity is based on the research of new processes and products with a strong innovation and sustainability component in the potential use of Tenebrio Molitor for feed and food. Always ensuring the highest quality and safety standards, we count on a qualified team and owned technology in order to look for healthy, nutritive, natural and respectful alternative protein.
Illucens breeds the larvae of the Hermetia Illucens fly industrially – creating a rich valuable protein source for humans and animals – economically sound and environmentally friendly.
InnovaFeed is a French biotech company that produces protein and oil from insect rearing (Hermetia illucens) for animal feed, more specifically for aquaculture. InnovaFeed’s mission is to participate in the rise of sustainable food systems by addressing the increasing demand for natural, healthy and competitive raw materials. Combining a large production capacity and state of the art research in biotechnology, InnovaFeed has developed innovative technologies and processes enabling the production of high-quality insect meal at industrial scale and at a competitive price.
JIMINI’S produces two types of products, whole ready to eat insects and energy bars made with cricket flour. The range of whole insects counts three kind of insects: Grasshoppers, Mealworms and Crickets. JIMINI’S insects are raised in specialized farms in the Netherlands, thus ensuring the best possible standards of traceability and quality control. Grasshoppers, Crickets and Mealworms are dehydrated and then delicately processed and seasoned in JIMINI’S workshop near Paris to bring you tastes like no other! They are ready-to-eat, crispy, tasty and ideal to open up a meal!
Koppert contributes to the better health of people and the planet. In partnership with nature, we make agriculture healthier, safer and more productive. We provide an integrated system of specialist knowledge and natural, safe solutions that improves crop health, resilience and production.
MUTATEC is a French company specifically dedicated to agriculture and bioconversion by insects in order to produce sustainable feed to fish, pet food and poultry. MUTATEC has chosen Hermetia illucens, known as black soldier fly and developed a technical farming method which can be applied to large-scale projects.
Nasekomo is a Bulgarian company revolutionizing the human food chain by producing animal feeds from organic waste thanks to insect’s tremendous biological powers. We rear Black Soldier Fly to produce insect protein, oil and fertilizer for the feed and agriculture industries.
nextProtein has years of experience in breeding black soldier fly, which was selected especially for its beneficial, high-yield quality. Fly larvae are raised, harvested and then processed into valuable components of animal feed: an insect-based protein for aquaculture, livestock and pets, an extracted fat and a natural fertilizer for use in agriculture.
Nutri’Earth is a French company who develops a range of food ingredients from edible insects for the prevention of some pathologies. These ingredients are available as flour. The company implements sustainable and innovative rearing methods to optimise the nutritional value of the insects. Nutri’Earth raised funds in 2019 to scale up its capacity of production and its Research & Development activities.
Probenda GmbH is founded in 2020. After a pilot phase, Probenda plans to produce high-quality protein, oil and fertilizer from the black soldier fly in the spring of 2021. In a fully automated vertical farming system near Darmstadt, Germany the flies will be bred, and their larvae will be processed. With this innovative production system, they make a decisive contribution to sustainable and modern agriculture. Resource-saving, ecological and regional!
Pronofa ASA is a Norwegian company that produces sustainable insect and marine nutrients. Pronofa upcycle organic waste into high quality protein using BSFL.
Protix produces, processes and supplies high-quality insect based ingredients. By facilitating nature’s most formidable force, we will be part of the solution to the protein crisis. Protix employees are like ants, they are strong and collaboratively create formidable structures.
TEBRIO, previously known as MealFood Europe, is an industrial Spanish company created on 2014, breeding and transforming tenebrio molitor insect products for their uses on animal nutrition, vegetal nutrition and other industrial and non industrial markets.
VBF Pro – Vertical Bug Farming Protein
Wendepunkt Für unsere Zukunft is a young German company, founded in 2020, which focuses on the sustainable and ecological production of valuable and high quality proteins and lipids for the feed industry. Constantly striving to get the best out of the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly and not to lose sight of the sustainable environmental aspect of the company.
Ÿnsect is a French company working in the production of protein and natural insect fertilisers. Founded in 2011 in Paris, France, by both scientists and environmental activists, Next40 and B Corp-certified, Ÿnsect processes insects into high-end, high-value ingredients for pets, fish, plants and humans. From its purpose-built state-of-the-art farms, it offers a long-term, sustainable, organic solution to accelerate protein and plant consumption. Ÿnsect uses pioneering proprietary technology covered by 341 patents across 41 categories, to produce lesser and yellow mealworms in fully automated vertical farms. Ÿnsect runs two production sites, one in Dole, France (commissioned 2016), one in the Netherlands (2017), and a third site, the world’s largest vertical farm, in Amiens in France, is currently under construction. The company, which employs 250 people, has raised around $ 425 million from major global investment funds, banks and public bodies and exports its products around the world.