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Entomo Insect Biofactories

Insects as a source of food

June 2020

Entomo Insect Biofactories

Insects as a source of food

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labeled Solution
Label Date June 24, 2020
From Spain
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

By growing insects in different organic raw materials such as municipal solid waste or organic residues from the agri-food industry and processing them, Entomo generates diverse products with added value such as, chitosan, protein powder, snacks, pet food using insects as biofactories. Thanks to its industrial and business model breakthrough, Entomo can offer chitosan users, high-quality, traceable and EU-sourced chitosan at a price more than 60% lower than competitors. Entomo thrive to establish a new paradigm of perception and desirability by motivating people across the globe to consume insect protein.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Entomo production of chitosan requires 80% less chemical input than regular production.
  • Entomo production of chitosan requires 95% less energy than regular production.

The Financial Benefits

  • Capable of changing low value-added raw materials that either cost or provided a residual income into high value-added raw materials (protein, fat, chitosan and compost) without the generation of a secondary waste.

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Company Profile

Entomo AgroIndustrial

MISSION Development of industrial projects for the production of insects for the transformation of organic matter into raw materials with high added value.

Headquarters 30430 Cehegín, Murcia, Spain
Type Company
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