Entosystem opens North America’s largest insect plant
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Ingredients & Additives Animal feed Entosystem Quebec
One year after securing more than $60 million in public and private investments for its new insect production facility, Québec-based Entosystem opens its 100,000-sf site, which has now the largest production capacity in North America.
The fully automated industrial system will allow Entosystem to strengthen Québec’s food autonomy by reusing 90,000 tons of organic matter each year and producing 5,000 tons of protein loaded larvae and 15,000 tons of approved fertilizer for organic farming through a zero-waste process.
The organic materials recovered from farms to grocery stores are used to feed the black soldier fly larvae hatched at Entosystem’s facilities with a patented insect-rearing process. The facility will receive 250 tons of feed daily, which will be consumed by the insects in just six days. Once well-fed, these larvae are dried and ground into rich protein used as feed for domestic and farm animals.
“Inaugurating our plant today represents the outcome of such a successful collaboration with committed business partners and, above all, the commitment of a fantastic team, without whom Entosystem would not have been able to position so quickly as a leader in its sector. We have everything we need to achieve success in Québec and to prepare for our growth,” said Cédric Provost, president and co-founder, Entosystem.
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