Project Details


Food production has been estimated to contribute with approximately 20-30% of
the environmental impact of EU-citizens. In addition, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the global food production must increase 70% by 2050 to feed the growing world population, highlighting the importance of generating new and sustainable protein sources. FAO has recently placed food production from insects on the global agenda due to several advantages, e.g. high nutritional value (40-60% protein), high production efficiency (>5x), low land(
Effective start/end date01/01/201731/12/2019

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Novozymes A/S (Project partner)
  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • Ausumgaard (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • ScrapTrans (Project partner)
  • Hannemann Engineering ApS (Project partner)
  • AgroKorn (Project partner)
  • Danish Technological Institute (Project partner)
  • ProtiFarm R&D (Project partner)
  • DryingMate A/S (Project partner)


  • Insects mealworm production processing, feed & food safety, microbiological risks, hazard analysis, HACCP


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