The future of food security is here.
ProEnto is active in vertical farming and insect production and we teamed up with specialists in the industry to assist in the development of vertical (insect) farms, regulation, funding, engineering and training. We assist in the business development of insect farms by providing planning, operational support and insect breeding technology.
We are specialised in Black Soldier Flies Larvae (hermetia illucens) to convert organic (food) waste into fertilisers and healthy feed ingredients.
- A growing population to 9 billion people in the next 30 years
- Higher food intake per capita, up to 70% more food needed
- Less farmable land available to produce all the food and feed we are going to need
- Deforestation for soya and palm oil plantations
- Overfishing of the oceans
- Over 30% of our produced food ends up as waste, loss of nutrients, petrol, land & water
- More (food) wasted in landfills, causing 10% of global methane emissions
Depletion of natural resources will result in a lack of food, unless we implement alternative solutions to reduce the amount of waste we produce but also the way we use this waste in our benefit to feed our animals.
A combination of actions have to take be taken to reduce the need of land, water and fertilisers, to increase our food security with nutritious and healthy food available at all times at affordable prices, in a scenario where population growth and increasing food intake,
Everytime we throw away food, we lose valuable materials and nutrients. Spilling less means wasting less.
If you don't waste it, you don't have to produce, transport and process it.
WASTE MANAGEMENT & PROCESSING
Practically any organic waste, from food waste to animal manure, can be processed with larvae of the black soldier fly. By utilizing the natural process of waste conversion into insect biomass, a reduction in volume and weight up to 85% is possible, where the final residue can be used as a fertiliser or soil amendment.
If done propoerly, there is ZERO WASTE with insect farming on organic waste, as all byproducts in the process can be used or disposed of without damaging or impacting ecosystems.
By defenition, vertical farming is a highly efficient way to produce more food on the same surface space. Compact and efficient designs, helps to produce safe and healthy food with less water and without pesticides or the use of farmable land. Vertical farming can be done in a garage, basement, underground
In areas where water is scarse and with extreme temperatures, automated vertical farming can be the best solution to grow food in places where you need them, without stressing eco systems. Vertical farming can be done on any size, which is interesting for restaurants that want to be able to produce fresh lettuces or grocery shops that sell fresh greens.
Using insects to process organic food waste produces insect frass, similar to worm castings, which are useful as a soil amendment with organic amonia and chitin, proven to be beneficial to increase root growth and crop yield.
The harvested insects are pasteurized, de-fatted, dried and pulverized for use in animal feed, like poultry, pigs and aquaculture. As an alternative to fishmeal and soy, our insect meal provide equal or better nutrients for many species of animals.
Mealworm are also able to convert agricultural byproducts and are proven to be beneficial to be used in aguafeed, poultry and last but not least: for humans!
Insect farming can reduce over 90% of organic residues and convert it into a vermicompost with high nutrients. Not only can we process food waste, agricultrural but also manure can be converted into a valuable fertilizer.
PRODUCTS WE PROVIDE
Black Soldier Fly Products:
Whole Dried Larvae - Dried insect larvae with a protein level of minimal 35% with many essential aminoacids for use in feed for fish, swine and poultry.
Insect Meal - A high nutritious insect meal that is high in protein ( >50%) and contains many essential aminoacids for use in agricultural feed preparations for fish, swine and poultry.
Insect Oil - An oil high in unsaturated fatty acids and a lot of Omega 6. Highly palatabile and usable in pet food, swine and aquaculture.
Insect Frass - A vermicompost for soil improvement, high in nitrogen, minerals and nutrients.
For the expansion of our team we are always interested to hear from entomologists, biochemists and quality control managers. If you think you can be of value to our team and want to be part of a sustainable and green revolution, send us an email.