Insects, a novel source of biomaterials by Nathalie Berezina

Ynsects started in 2011. 25 employees today. It claims to be the leader in the rapidly emerging insect based feed industry. Producing high quality chitosan to fill the gap between global demand of reportedly 20kt and 2016 production of 2.6 kt.

10th International Conference on Bio-bases Marerials – Köln, Germany- May 10-11, 2017

T-molitor worm has been picked-up as the insect of choice to produce pure chitin via an enzymatic extraction process. Results obtained with various insects and various enzymes were presented to support this choice.

Ynsects participates to EU financed project Zylcore aiming at conceiving a zero waste bio-refinery concept.