Insect farming: innovation by Amusca and Mavitec
After a period of engineering, building, and testing, Amusca and Mavitec are proud to present the first scalable, mobile Insect Breeding Unit. A revolutionary idea of Dr. Ir. Walter Jansen of Amusca, an expert in insects. His mission: to produce living insect larvae for the production of protein for the poultry and aqua-feed industries. With the Insect Breeding Unit, the enormous potential of insects can be used for animal feed, human nutrition, added-value products, and biochemicals. The living larvae can be produced in a way that is affordable, healthy and good for the environment.
The Insect Breeding Unit can produce 3.500 kg living larvae per day. A clean, green and natural way to upgrade protein with smart insect technology. The unit is located in two 40ft containers stacked on top of each other, in which the flies are kept. This is the ‘home’ where the flies grow, from egg to larvae. In these containers, Amusca and Mavitec managed to control the perfect climate for flies. Smart software and high tech engineering create ideal living conditions for flies as well as their eggs and larvae. To realize this unique protein innovation, Amusca found Mavitec as the perfect partner. Mavitec is an expert in engineering, designing, production and installation from individual equipment up to complete turnkey projects and specialized in high-quality recycling processes. An innovative idea from Amusca, made by Mavitec: the ideal combination of smart insect technology and innovative process technology.
Testing facilities: Breeding Unit for rental
The first Insect Breeding Unit will be installed at the Poultry Expertise Centre in Barneveld. Would you like to know in what way insects can upgrade your raw materials, if you can feed insects to your animals or what products can be made from insects? The unit is for rental for one or more weeks to experience what it can do for your business.