THE NETHERLANDS, Bergen op Zoom. Protix produces insects for sustainable proteins by using plant waste from the environment as feed for insects. The proteins and other nutrients of insects are very nutritious and can be fed to animals, especially fish and chickens. In this way, non-sustainable sources, such as fishmeal and soy, can be replaced by a sustainable alternative.
Protix is the leading insect company in circular, natural and sustainable proteins from insects. The vision is a food system in balance with nature. Insects are part of the solution to the protein crisis while building a natural and circular food system with minimised food waste.
King Willem-Alexander was also given a tour of the new facility and was able to take a look at all aspects of the cultivation process: from egg to end product. The cultivation process takes place in a controlled environment and is highly automated with sensor and data systems, robots and climate control.