We are happy to publish the first lab test of our insect meal. You can download it from our website in the products section or here. The sample is only a prototype, and we are working on improving processing techniques, to reduce fat and moister levels, for example.
This preliminary analysis proves that insect meal made from Hermetia illucens is a very nutritious, high value protein alternative that has great potential to replace unsustainable and expensive protein sources.
We believe that insect meal can be a functional "super food" for insectivorous animals, boosting health and reducing medication use in intensive, commercial animal production. There is still too little research and information about this topic and we hope more publications and researches will be done.
Co-Prot has produced samples of BSF larvae meal. Analysis results will be available soon. If your company is interested to receive a sample please contact us. At this stage we have proven that producing high quality low cost insect meal with our production system is possible and feasible.
We are happy to announce that our trial with a commercial bio-conversion unit is successful. This means that Co-Prot has successfully developed and tested a bio-conversion method that can be applied on large scale.
New animal feed sources needed to free up land and water for human food As demand for meat, milk and dairy products grows, the issue of what to feed livestock becomes more critical because of the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate change issues and competition between human food, animal feed and biofuel for land and water.
Insect meals may be part of the solution, according to a new FAO study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Animal Feed Science and Technology.
Full article is here
In this video we take you to see our facility in Siem Reap, Cambodia
"Nutreco is looking at all possible alternatives: replacing fishmeal with algae meal, grain meal, meat or insect meal, and fish oil with microalgae and genetically modified soya."
Source and full article: http://www.undercurrentnews.com
On Friday 20 June 2014 Co-Prot team had the honor to give a lecture about mass breeding and potential of the Black Soldier Fly. The students heard about the new industry and why Cambodia can play a major role in the international insect breeding industry. There was a lot of interest among the student and the university staff. Further the University and Co-Prot are examining possibilities to cooperate in applied research program.