Start-up gets funds for novel protein | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 49 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2016

Start-up gets funds for novel protein

Department: Business
Keywords: agriculture, sustainability, animal feed, protein
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A black soldier fly, parent to protein-rich larvae.
Credit: blacksoldierflyblog.com
This image shows a black soldier fly on a piece of corrugated cardboard
 
A black soldier fly, parent to protein-rich larvae.
Credit: blacksoldierflyblog.com

South Africa’s AgriProtein has raised $17.5 million from investors to recycle discarded food into protein for aquaculture and other livestock businesses. AgriProtein grinds up discarded food and turns it into a paste, which is fed to larvae of the black soldier fly. After they mature, the larvae are separated from the waste and processed into protein meal and oil for animal feed. The company, which opened its first plant earlier this year, says its products compete with meal from wild-caught fish.

 
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