Protix announces results of new assessment

Results highlight company's dedication to environmental stewardship.

Protix, the global leader in insect ingredients for feed and food, has announced the outstanding results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by the German Institute of Food Technologies (Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik, DIL e.V.). The assessment reveals that Protix’s black soldier fly ingredients significantly reduce environmental footprints across various metrics.

Driven by its commitment to feeding the growing global population while preserving the planet, Protix continuously improves the sustainability of its ingredients for pet food, animal feed and fertilizers. The latest results, which follow impressive numbers published in a previous assessment conducted in 2022, highlight Protix's dedication to environmental stewardship.

Key Findings from the LCA:

  • ProteinX insect meal: Reduces CO2 emissions by 78% compared to poultry meal and up to 89% compared to soy protein concentrate

  • LipidX insect fat: Dramatically reduces land use, using 99.9% less land than coconut oil

  • PureeX insect meat: Uses 99.8% less water than poultry meat

  • Insect frass: Shows minimal CO2 emissions per kilogram of product

  • Larvae: Used as feed for livestock, with significantly lower CO2 emissions compared to conventional feed sources

Kees Aarts, CEO of Protix, expressed pride in the company's progress, stating, "We take pride in leading innovations within our industry on a pathway to low-footprint-no-footprint proteins. The latest DIL figures once again demonstrate an improvement in the footprint of our Protix ingredients. We look forward to translating these LCA numbers into new commercial opportunities to help our customers produce better and greener."

Protix places importance on scientific rigor and transparency, ensuring that its products are backed by robust data. The latest LCA was conducted by DIL, a respected research provider, using established methodologies and benchmarking against relevant literature and databases.

Beyond numbers, Protix is committed to driving real change in the food system. The company operates an industrial-scale facility at full capacity, providing real production data for accurate assessments of its environmental impact.

The assessment focused on Protix's products derived from the black soldier fly (BSF), known for its efficiency in upcycling organic waste. Protix's commitment to sustainability extends beyond its own operations, with plans for expansion and innovation to further reduce the environmental footprint of feed and food industries.

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