Nasekomo has started an Innovation Norway project on scaling up the insect industry’s green impact through the deployment of industrial insect technology

On 16 July 2021, under Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s instrument for supporting innovation and development, Nasekomo kicked-off a 433 714 EUR monoproject on scaling up the insect industry’s green impact through the deployment of innovative industrial insect multiplication technologies.

The project aims to enable automated insect multiplication and bioconversion allowing industrial scale production of sustainable

and environmentally friendly proteins. The technology to be deployed within the project will allow Nasekomo to implement its future strategy of creating a circular ecosystem in which the company plans not only to supply the feed manufacturers with high-quality sustainable insect-protein products, but also to operate as specialized service provider to other companies who either already have waste streams they need to responsibly dispose of (waste management companies and agro-industrials) or companies looking to enter the industry to diversify their portfolio – energy, utilities, construction companies.

As a result of the project, in a 6-year timeframe, Nasekomo projects to save 147,000 tonnes of wild fish with insect products replacing fish meal in the aquafeed industry, save 105,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions by replacing traditional sources of protein such as soy, upcycle plant-based waste to turn it into high value insect products and organic fertilizer. In economic terms the project will result the creation of 12 local jobs and respective growth in turnover and operational profit for Nasekomo.

Contact person at Nasekomo:

Maria Alexandrova, Projects and Sustainability manager, maria.aleksandrova at nasekomo.life

Supported by the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Business Programme Bulgaria.

С финансовата подкрепа на Норвежкия финансов механизъм 2014-2021, в рамките на програма “Развитие на бизнеса, иновации и МСП в България”.