Protix produces, processes and supplies high-quality insect products. 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. Learn more about how our high-quality ingredients and where we are active.
Inspired by nature’s greatest upcycler, Protix was founded in 2009 from the idea that insects play a pivotal role in nature: we take low grade organic waste and quickly recycle it into high quality protein, lipids and micro-nutrients. What an opportunity to face the world’s challenges of the 21th century!
In the original natural diet of our livestock insects are a key component. So why import soy from overseas or empty the seas for fishmeal, if we can feed our animals their natural diet in an economically viable and sustainable way?
Protix took up this challenge and succeeded to make insects and insect derived nutrients the obvious sustainable alternative for imported soy, fishmeal and other controversial ingredients. We have brought insect production from curiosity to a commercial industry and already serve the animal feed industry and develop food applications that consumers will embrace.
The best part of this? Insects are grown on plant-based organic waste streams and insect breeding requires little water. So insect-based nutrients can be easily accessible everywhere on the planet. Moreover: first tests prove that feeding our livestock insects increases their health and in the long run can reduce the use of antibiotics in the agrifood industry.
Sustainable insect protein
Insects are nature’s most powerful upcyclers and are the missing link in our food system. They can help create a circular food system and enable us to move from a resource depleting linear system of production.
Insects have the amazing ability to turn low-grade food waste into valuable high-end proteins and fats. We feed our insects a unique mix of grain-, fruit-, and vegetable leftovers from local sources. Circular, soy-free and locally produced and sold: insects have a low ecological footprint and are the perfect sustainable alternative to regular protein sources.
Insects are the solution
Insect protein is the answer to many of the problems we face today. Conventional protein sources like soy and meat use up large amounts of land and water, and often have a severe impact on ecosystems. Think for example about the rainforests destroyed for the benefit of soy production
Insects are nature’s greatest upcyclers. They can turn fruit- and vegetable-waste into valuable body mass very fast and with a low impact on resources: one tonne of insect can be grown in six days using a land area of only 20 square meters.
We take great care and are aware of our responsibility to continuously improve animal welfare in all fields. We think all living creatures deserve proper nutrition and protection from bad practices.
Protix produces ingredients for feed and food for a broad range of creatures, ranging from chicken to shrimp and from pets to humans. In the production process, we make sure our larvae are well-cared for. We keep them at the right temperature, in the right conditions and make sure they get exactly what they need. When we supply ingredients to the petfood -, livestock -, and aquaculture space, we take great care and are aware of our responsibility in order to continuously improve animal welfare.