PROteINSECT Final Conference

About the hosts:

PROteINSECT was an EU funded FP7 project enabling the exploitation of insects as a sustainable source of protein for animal feed and human nutrition (PROteINSECT Grant Agreement Number: 312084).
PROteINSECT brought together expertise from China, Africa and Europe to encourage and enable the adoption of fly larvae protein into animal feed around the world.
The PROteINSECT project had 12 partners from 7 countries and was co-ordinated by the Fera Science Ltd in the United Kingdom.

PROteINSECT research focused on five key areas in order to evaluate insects as a novel source of protein for animal feed and to ensure that methodologies are sustainable and economically viable.

• The development and optimization of fly larvae production methods for use in both developed and developing countries at small and large scale.
• Determination of safety and quality criteria for insect protein products.
• Evaluation of processing methodologies and the evaluation of crude and refined insect protein extracts in fish, chicken and pig feeding trials.
• The determination of the optimal design of insect-based animal feed production systems utilising the results of a comprehensive life cycle analysis.
• To build a pro-insect platform in Europe to encourage adoption of sustainable production technologies to include examination of the regulatory framework.

For full information about the PROteINSECT Project please visit their website www.proteinsect.eu or email them at info@proteinsect.eu.



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