Adisseo and Entobel have agreed to initiate a R&D collaboration to enhance insect rearing performance and better understand the nutritional requirement of insects (BSF, Black Soldier Fly), a press release has stated.
By evaluating the interest and adaptation of the existing solutions, Addiseo and Entobel aim to improve the performance of the insects and the quality of insect protein meal by evaluating the ingredients used to feed insects, and their complementarities with the most important feed additives like methionine and enzymes.
Currently, with the increasing demand for sustainable proteins sources for feed and food, insects are a promising nutritional alternative since they are excellent bio converters of waste and co-products inedible for human or livestock. Insects can use all type of substrate to grow, with varying FCR and mortality. This variability of substrates will require specific knowledge and a different combination of additives.
Entobel, has a long expertise in insect production and processing , and is one of the most advanced and agile insect players in Asia with more than two years of stable production track record on its current site in South Vietnam. Entobel demonstrates great stability of its feed formulation and with Adisseo’s expertise in animal nutrition, amino acid requirement, animal digestibility, NIR ingredient analysis, the combined work is expected to enhance Insect meal and oil production.