Desenvolvimento de uma cadeia de valor agroalimentar sustentável
EntoGreen contributes to the development of a sustainable agrifood value chain by investing in the development of bio-based technologies that allow the reuse of nutrient-rich plant by-products that occur throughout the agrifood sector, reintroducing them into the value chain.
EntoGreen uses insects as tools to contribute to the efficiency with which natural resources are applied in agrifood systems, developing new nutritional sources for animals and plants, decreasing the need for imports of protein ingredients and organic fertilizers.
Our process uses plant by-products generated in various agri-food industries by combining them to create a nutritional mixture for the production of insects, namely larvae of the Black Soldier Fly(Hermetia illucens). These larvae are produced in a bio-industrial facility with controlled environmental conditions that allow the larvae to convert mixtures of by-products of low nutritional value into larvae grown with high concentrations of protein and oil, while the digested vegetables are converted into an excellent organic fertilizer, known as insect frass. The larvae produced are then processed into high-value protein concentrates and insect oil, both of which are intended for the animal feed market, but which may find other applications in the near future.
Our company is largely focused on new processes, with R&D built into our DNA. We strongly believe in developing new products based on science, and our participation in P-BIO is related to the expectation of creating new partnerships to develop innovative products in the area of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, since both insect oil and insect chitin, and the chitosan generated, can play a big role in these markets.
At EntoGreen, we apply tools of nature to develop a new circular economy sector.