Within months after the opening of the world’s largest insect factory, Protix has attracted investor Rabo Corporate Investments as shareholder. The Dutch company wants to use the capital to scale up the production of insects in the Netherlands and accelerate the roll-out of its international expansion.
Protix breeds larvae from the Black Soldier Fly and processes them into sustainable ingredients like proteins and lipids. Customers use these nutrients as nutritious, high-added value ingredients for animal and fish feed, and are more sustainable ingredients than soy or fishmeal.
The opening of a new innovative insect factory, June 2020, allowed production to increase rapidly and prepares Protix for international expansion. Kees Aarts, founder and CEO of Protix: “We want to reinforce our international leadership position in this new industry. A ‘Global Technology with Local Impact’ aligns with our vision to strive for a sustainable food system in balance with nature worldwide.”