MAINSTREAMING INSECT SCIENCE FOR THE WORLD
Insectta holds a distinct source and process advantages thanks to our innovation through the years. Through technological, outreach, and social initiatives, we help prepare society for a insect-mainstreamed future.
AS OF 2023, WE HAVE
developed a proprietary process to produce
more melanin produced than current industry offerings
conducted outreach programs for over
people of all ages, locations and organisations
concluded 2 funding rounds and raised over
in funding to advance our tech from lab to pilot scale
been featured internationally on over
media publications to raise awareness of the insect industry
OUR SOURCE ADVANTAGES
WHY WE WORK WITH THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY
Around the world, black soldier flies help valorise organic waste, promoting a circular economy. Waste is transformed into resources instead of being sent to landfill.
Many turn these insects into animal feed and fertiliser. We multiply that value by transforming them to biomaterials for high value applications.
Farming insects is one of the lowest impact agriculture types out there. Compared to a kilogram of beef, producing a kilogram of black soldier flies,
uses 2,000x less water
emits 10x less greenhouse gases
uses 20x less space
It's an obvious alternative.
Insectta sources our black soldier flies only from regional farms that are EU-certified for feed, ensuring the highest quality raw materials.
Biomaterials like chitosan are traditionally sourced from crustaceans, with high toxic heavy metal levels that remain in the final product. Our insects and process result in a product with undetectable toxic heavy metals.
OUR PROCESS ADVANTAGES
WHAT SETS INSECTTA'S TECHNOLOGY APART
From just 1 process, we reap multiple marketable products. Traditionally, raw materials are put through a single process to gain just one end product
This first of it's kind process increases cost efficiency and thanks to our proprietary technology, doesn't compromise quality in the slightest.
From source to end-process, we strive to maximise value recapture.
During our waste water treatment process, we recapture minerals and protein which can be utilised as an animal feed additive.
Even our raw material - black soldier fly byproducts - valorises parts that would otherwise go to waste in the industry
Never before has there been a process to produce 100% water-soluble melanin in the quantities our technology enables us to. At pilot scale, we produce 200x more than what the industry can offer.
This opens up the ability for melanin's applications in the biomedical and organic electronics field to flourish.