Ÿnsect farms insects to make high-quality, premium natural ingredients for aquaculture and pet nutrition. With growing global demand for premium proteins, we produce ŸnMeal, a premium protein, as well as other quality insect ingredients such as ŸnOil and ŸnFrass fertilizer. Our mission is to be a leading global provider of sustainable, premium nutrition for all by tapping the natural goodness of insects at large scale.
A Supply Crisis for Premium Proteins
By 2050, the World Resources Institute projects a 70% human food calorie gap. The race for sustainable protein alternatives is heating up; livestock consume 20% of global proteins – in direct competition with human consumption for dwindling fish stock, water, land, and soil resources. To avoid human starvation, we need massive productivity increases in protein production. The FAO expects insect protein could help close the gap, with 150x more productive land use per hectare for Ynsect farms compared to beef farms.
Ÿnsect owns Ÿnstitute, the world’s leading insect private R&D center dedicated to driving innovative new technologies, products, applications, and know-how. Our immediate objectives include:
- increasing sustainability and productivity of our Molitor farming process
- developing sustainable new insect products to address growing world demand for premium animal nutrition
The fledgling insect industry has vast, unexplored potential. Ÿnstitute R&D center mission is to revolutionize the use of insects for animal nutrition at industrial scale. We aspire to extend our current focus from fish and pet feed to other animals such as pigs and poultry. Our long-term vision is to deliver a sustainable, global source of premium nutrition for all.
Chitin, an insect by-product, extends our research work beyond animal feed. It has exciting potential in a large variety of fields such as water treatment, food supplements, and green chemistry.
Ÿnsect R&D teams develop cutting-edge capabilities to extend our product line with new insect species and applications. We collaborate with the Zelcor project, for example, using insects to convert certain types of lignocellulose side streams into new premium products.