In nature, insects play an important role at the end of a material cycle. Many insect species live on fallen leave litter, rotting plant material, dung heaps left behind by roaming herbivores, or other detritus.
Quite often, the same insects end up as the beginning of a new material cycle, when they are devoured by amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and (in many parts of the world) even humans.
At the Insect Technology Group, we’ve translated this natural circle of life into the industrial concept of “insect bioconversion”: we use insects to bio-convert waste streams into raw materials.
The insect biomass is full of valuable proteins, lipids and chitin, that can make livestock feed and the chemical industry more sustainable.
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Insects can thus act as bridge connecting the end of one material cycle to the beginning of a new material cycle. They can close the loop for organic waste, and thus play a crucial part in the transformation of our economy towards a circular economy.
It is our mission at Circular Organics to make this happen on an industrial scale.
Over the last decade, we have worked with authorities and legislators across the world to define the legal framework within which insects can play this bridging role. Circular Organics will operate according to all the relevant current EU standards and norms, regarding feedstock intake, animal welfare, workers’ safety and use of insect products as animal feed.
Circular Organics will roll out a number of production facilities, both within the EU and outside the EU, operating under these EU standards and norms.
This will guarantee full compliance for all products with the EU legislation, and perfect safety for our customers in the feed market.