Metamorphosis II – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture

Partners: Matís (lead), Entomix and CSIC

Duration: January 1st 2019 – December 31st 2019


    Project description:

    Metamorphosis II will build on foundational work performed in Metamorphosis I in regards to conversion of organic waste streams into a valuable next generation functional aquaculture feeds utilizing insect biomass conversion and proprietary bioprocessing. In Year 1, we identified top-performing and regulatory ready Functional Insect Meals (´FIM´) by performing an array of nutritional modulation and composition analyses, and importantly assessing growth performance results collected through juvenile salmonid feeding trials. Metamorphosis II will take best FIM formulations step further by fine-turning aquafeed formulations for adult Atlantic Salmon, and thus test their efficacy in a further commercially relevant environment. EU produced FIMs represent sustainable alternatives to fish meal and soy protein and will in turn support the predicted growth of European aquaculture.