PROTEINE RESOURCES LLC
Proteine Resources leverages 25 years of experience in rearing and breeding insects. We bring together the knowledge from unique fields of entomology, zootechnics and biotechnology. Our driven team have worked hard to create the most efficient system of industrial scale rearing, breeding and processing of two species- lesser and yellow mealworm. Working with the leading global companies in the field of automation and industrial robotics, we have created a project of autonomous and fully scalable factories, ready to be implemented anywhere on Earth.
Our idea is to produce insects in a decentralised system, i.e. not in single mega-factories, but in many most technologically advanced and autonomous farm modules, the size of which is adjusted to the demand.
They are located precisely in the place of valorization of agricultural and food industry sidestream, and right in the place of the application of end products, such as protein, fat and insect frass.
FOR A BETTER FUTURE
We believe that such a model is more sustainable, safer and more profitable.
Think about SMR vs. traditional nuclear power plants…
Proteine Resources has the world’s best technology that allows to observe insects and their life processes invisible to the naked eye. Further transfer of the data to the central management system enables to implement AI algorithms in the industrial-scale production process.
The algorithms we have created not only analyze the most complex and complete information from the vision system concerning the number, size and metabolic processes of insects (BWG, FI, FCR), but also they make it possible to precisely determine the protein and fat content, the presence of pathogenic factors, invasive species, invisible dead individuals, which is undetectable at such an early stage by any existing methods, as well as habitat parameters (3D mapping of the temperature distribution, humidity, ammonia levels). All of these done in a split second of the continuous production process without interfering with the observed objects!
Such detailed information, far ahead of human abilities, is then passed on to the central management system where algorithms based on artificial intelligence create almost limitless possibilities of improving the quality and efficiency of the production, e.g. knowing the protein and fat content of individual groups already at the stage of rearing , the algorithm can adjust the composition of compound feed in order to obtain the final product with desired parameters. Moreover, its ability to control the metabolic heat of insects reduces the costs of maintaining the proper parameters of breeding facilities.
Our technology guarantees above-average efficiency, process stability as well as safety and the highest quality of production.
Profitable production of insects requires specialist knowledge, extensive experience, specialized staff and huge investments in technological R&D, which is a serious barrier when it comes to entering the market.
Thanks to our technological advantages and the experience gained over the past 25 years, Proteine Resources can operate in a model unattainable by other companies.
Thanks to our innovative production methods, we are able to produce insect meal that will be competitive to fish meal in terms of quality and cost.
Insect meal is better absorbed and richer in nutrients than fish meal and soya. Replacing fish meal with insect meal leads to better growths and minimizes morbidity due to the presence of anti-pathogenic peptides. It improves animal well-being and enables the elimination of antibiotics in industrial animal breeding.
In the case of poultry and fish breeding, the advantage is also justified with regard to evolution. Unlike fish meal, it can be produced in the immediate vicinity of the place of application thus minimizing the economic and ecological costs of transport.
In addition to farm animals, our products are also widely used in pet food market, especially the highest quality specialized foods and veterinary supplements.
Insect faeces obtained in our innovative production method make excellent, 100% natural fertilizer being an alternative to manure with regard to the quantity and quality of the nutrients. The odourless pellets or water solution improve the soil structure and increase fertility, and can be applied at any stage of vegetation.
Due to the high chitin content it is at the same time a natural ‘pesticide’ inducing autoimmune response in plants and repelling pests. It is pollinator friendly and can be widely applied in organic farming where chemical plant protection products must not be used.
Insects make a perfectly balanced, dietetic and ecological source of animal protein.
Void of antibiotics, bred in laboratory conditions and fed on healthy plant fodder, insects already today are becoming the real BIO food and the “protein of the new millennium”.
Their breeding and processing is fully ecological and ethical.
Our aim is not to convince consumers to eat unprocessed insects but to produce insect ingredients for use in the nutritional market, nutraceuticals and highly processed foods.
Pure protein, fat and chitosan are not only a healthy, tasty and fully organic product, but also, which is the most important, they can contribute to replacing widely used but harmful methods of producing animal protein or palm oil.
The industrial uses of insects seem almost limitless. So far over 400 types of antibacterial substances that can destroy, among others, Helicobacter pylori, have been derived from insects. Another example is chitin that can be used as bioplastic in 3D printers as well as for water purification purposes. As for melanin, it can serve as a bio-semiconductor. And this is just the beginning…
THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY
In the context of dramatically rapid population growth (up to 9 billion in 2050), exponentially growing demand for protein and almost completely depleted resources of our planet, there is enough space for complementary protein production technologies, including plant products, fermentation bacteria, mycoprotein bioreactors, meat grown in laboratories or insect farms. In the new food chain all of these have a place…
LET’S GET DOWN TO THE FACTS:
Global meat consumption by humans is increasing and according to estimates, its plant-based substitutes may constitute no more than 12 – 15 percent in next decade
Only a fifth of US and UK consumers are willing to try cultured meat but more than two-thirds of them would still prefer to eat “real meat” on a regular basis
Plant-based meat substitutes are highly processed and unhealthy products
Meat grown in a laboratory contains a lot of hormones, antibiotics and anti-fungal additives. Still little is known about the safety of its industrial production and long-term effects of the consumption. Such meat can hardly be called organic
Methane bacteria are unlikely to be positively received by consumers
40% of the population is allergic to mycoproteins
Pets, including 900 million dogs and 600 million cats, need the highest quality animal protein
The insect industry provides organic / natural nutrient-rich animal protein in a sustainable and ethical way. It also complements the rapidly growing market of “veggie revolution” with natural fertilizer and chitin