A new sustainable insect base source of protein
Founding Year: 2015
Globally, one-third of all food produced is wasted.World population is expected to increase from 7 to 9.3 bn in 2050. Food production will have to increase by 70% over the next 40 years.
nextProtein is developing a new large scale technology that produce a sustainable source of protein. nextProtein rear beneficial insects such as fly larvae on organic waste, primarily traceable fruits and vegetables sourced from food distributors and agricultural waste. The bioconversion process generates valuable components of animal feed: an insect based protein (for aquaculture, livestock and pets), an extracted fat and an organic natural fertilizer for use in agriculture.
150m2 of insect farming produces as much protein as 150ha of a soybean farm !
Team Members: Mohamed Gastli, CEO, chemical engineer and Syrine Chaalala, COO, 10 years UN (FAO) consultant