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SUSMEAL

Sustainable Mealworm Production for Feed and Food

This project will investigate how to grow mealworms (beetle larvae) in a more automated and standardised manner suitable for cost-effective mass production. We will design a mass production facility and implement algorithms for monitoring mealworm health and maturity. We will investigate organic (vegetable) side-streams as feed for growing mealworms with consistently high protein and fatty acid content; suitable for petfood, animal feed and human food (once EU legislation is in place).
Acronym: 
SUSMEAL
Project ID: 
9 378
Ranking: 
81
Cut-off: 
2
Start date: 
01-08-2015
Project Duration: 
34months
Project costs: 
1 059 680.00€
Technological Area: 
Technologies for the food industry
Market Area: 
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)