Member - Protifly

Protifly recycles organic byproducts with insect larvae that are used in aquaculture and green chemistry.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2016
Company Size 9
Member Type
Founders Bastien Quinnez ; Maxime Baptistan ; Dr Christiane Azagoh
Headquarters 40000 Mont-de-Marsan, France
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According to the 2016 UN report, we will be 9.7Bn people by 2050. Poultry and fish demand is expected to double, driven by emerging countries and the benefits given by aquaculture and poultry farming : short production cycles, accepted by all religions, very great source of all the necessary nutrients. However, we no longer have enough ressources to feed these animals in a sustainable way. Indeed, historical ressources - mainly soya and wild caught fishes - are overused : fish stocks are depleted, and lands are over cropped. It begets an ecological and economical issue. On the other hand, the food chain produces a huge amount of organic waste (40% of food production is lost according to the UN).
Protifly uses the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) to recycle organic waste into high quality molecules, mainly protein and oil for animal feed manufacturers. The residue of the rearing is also a good organic fertilizer : it comes full circles. With a first industrial unit in France and a modular technology, Protifly aims to deploy its recycling solution worldwide to produce local protein for a more natural and sustainable food chain.
Headquarters 40000 Mont-de-Marsan, France

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