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Farming insects and transforming them into premium ingredients to feed animals and fertilize plants

Company Overview

Ÿnsect is a French company that leads the global field in farming insects and turning them into premium, high-value ingredients. Founded in 2011, it aims to make insects a major, first-class ingredients in feed for pets, fish and plants, such as ŸnMeal proteins, that offer significant health benefits through state-of-the-art industrial facilities attuned to natural ecosystems, offering a natural, long-term solution to growing global demand for protein. The company draws on pioneering proprietary technology protected by 25 patents to develop "farm-hills" (Fermilières®), which are low-footprint vertical farms used for Molitor breeding. Since its inception, Ÿnsect has attracted investment of more than $200 million. It now employs 110 people in France, runs a demo unit in France that has been operating since 2016 where technology has been developed and is laying the foundations for international expansion. In 2019, Ÿnsect will be constructing a large commercial-scale unit North of France, with a production capacity that outstrips all existing operations.

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Evry, France
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Edition June 2019

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