AgriProtein set for global expansion with new facilities in the US and Europe

SOUTH AFRICA – AgriProtein, the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste, is set for a global expansion as it plans to open a plant in Jurupa Valley, California in 2020, aimed to fill the gap of shortage of protein and abundance of trash. The plant in Jurupa Valley will be followed by extension of operations in the Netherlands and Belgium, tapping into the demand for high-grade protein for fish and poultry feed while offering a solution for the unwanted organic waste that cities and farms produce. AgriProtein…

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AgriProtein receives US$105m investment in insect protein sector

SOUTH AFRICA – Fly-farmer and waste-to-nutrient pioneer AgriProtein has secured US$105 million in funding, marking a new high in investor appetite for the insect protein sector. The record raise by AgriProtein Holdings UK, together with additional local project finance for a series of factory builds in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, puts AgriProtein on track to deliver its ambitious factory roll-out plans. The company, which won acclaim as the BBC Food Chain Global Champion 2017, is building a global business through its circular economy strategy: up-cycling organic waste to…

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AgriProtein wins BBC’s international food and farming award

SOUTH AFRICA – AgriProtein, the world’s biggest fly-farmer and leading waste-to-nutrient up-cycler, has been named the BBC Food Chain Global Champion in its quest for new source of protein to feed the planet’s growing population. The insect protein pioneer was awarded for its flagship product, which helps in securing the future of food while delivering significant environmental benefits. The Food Chain Global Champion award is a new category for 2017, and BBC’s first-ever international food and farming award, which recognizes outstanding work that challenges established methods and practices to secure…

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