San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
PROteINSECT Insect Protein Conference
Insect Protein - Feed for the Future
Wednesday 27th April 2016 (09:30 – 16:30)
University Foundation, Egmontstraat 11 rue d’Egmont -
1000 Brussels, Belgium
PROteINSECT invites you to attend their free final conference.
PROteINSECT will present its international work, findings and results to demonstrate and share the knowledge it has generated to enabling the exploitation of insects as a sustainable source of protein for animal feed and human nutrition.
If you are interested in finding out more about the potential role of insects for our global food and feed security come along to our event.
About your hosts:
PROteINSECT is an EU funded FP7 project enabling the exploitation of insects as a sustainable source of protein for animal feed and human nutrition (PROteINSECT Grant Agreement Number: 312084).
PROteINSECT brought together expertise from China, Africa and Europe to encourage and enable the adoption of fly larvae protein into animal feed around the world.
The PROteINSECT project has 12 partners from 7 countries and is co-ordinated by the Fera Science Ltd in the United Kingdom.
PROteINSECT research focuses on five key areas in order to evaluate insects as a novel source of protein for animal feed and to ensure that methodologies are sustainable and economically viable.
- The development and optimization of fly larvae production methods for use in both developed and developing countries at small and large scale.
- Determination of safety and quality criteria for insect protein products.
- Evaluation of processing methodologies and the evaluation of crude and refined insect protein extracts in fish, chicken and pig feeding trials.
- The determination of the optimal design of insect-based animal feed production systems utilising the results of a comprehensive life cycle analysis.
- To build a pro-insect platform in Europe to encourage adoption of sustainable production technologies to include examination of the regulatory framework.