Welcome to NextAlim

At the birth of the insect-farming industry

Our Mission

The insect farming industry is a fast-growing sector, with very ambitious players who are building large production facilities to rear Black Soldier Fly larvae. The collective objective of the sector is to satisfy the massive demand for insect proteins that we are facing today and that we will face tomorrow.

At NextAlim, our mission is to provide the actors of the insect protein industry with healthy and performing young animals, ready for rearing, such as eggs, neonates or 7 day old larvae (7DOL).

Our Company

8 YEARS

OF R&D ON BSF BIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES

18

EMPLOYEES

UP TO 9 TONS

OF EGGS PER YEAR PRODUCED IN OUR EXISTING PLANT AT POITIERS

NextAlim is a pioneer company of the insect-farming industry:

Founded in 2014, NextAlim has developed a wide expertise in the end-to-end process, from feed preparation to grow-out larvae, up to larvae processing into proteins.

Today, NextAlim is a specialist of BSF genetics and BSF breeding operations. We specialize in neonates multiplication at an industrial scale.

NextAlim is a distinctive player of breeding operations:

  • Industrial maturity reached after 8 years of R&D and technology development

  • High production capacity

  • Ability to provide rearing advices to its customers to ensure optimal utilization of the products provided

  • Proprietary supply chain solutions to deliver young animals to the customer locations

NextAlim is developing the local, middle scale, low carbon BSF larva offer:

Since its acquisition by La Compagnie des Insectes Industrie in May 2022, NextAlim builds strong partnerships with agricultural unions and cooperatives all across France, to help develop a network of entomo-bioreactors in five regional agricultural sectors that will feed local coproducts to BSF larvae : rather than letting the raw materials travel several hundreds of kilometers, we enable the bioconversion process to happen in situ.

Refurbishing abandoned low energy chicken farm buildings into bioreactors for the growth of our insects, in integration with breeders, we develop the market’s first low carbon larva offer, and deliver on the environmental promises of entomoculture for feed.

Our History

2014 – 2016

CREATION OF NEXTALIM

  • Proof of concept elaborated in a french farm

  • Successive scale-up of process into a laboratory and then into a pilot plant nearby Poitiers, France

2017 – 2019

INDUSTRIALIZATION

  • Design, construction and ramp-up of a full scale demo plant in Poitiers

  • Development of technological solutions for breeding operation

2020 – 2021

SPECIALIZATION

  • Specialization in the production of eggs and neonates

  • Signature of commercial contracts with BSF players to provide them with eggs or neonates for their BSF rearing facilities

2022 – 2023

UPSCALING

  • Acquisition of NextAlim by La Compagnie des Insectes Industrie

  • Building of partnerships with local farmers and agricultural unions and cooperatives

  • Increase of the production capacity of Poitiers site to 6 tons of eggs / year

2023 – 2025

FULL DEPLOYMENT

  • Deployment of NextAlim technology

  • Launch of the market’s first low carbon full larva product for animal feed

  • Increase of the production capacity of Poitiers site up to 9 tons of eggs / year

Our Production Sites

Poitiers facility: #1 production site

Our industrial plant is located in Poitiers (France), where we develop, test and implement our technology solutions to breed BSF. At this site, we produce high grade eggs, neonates, and young larvae. In 2023, production capacity will increase to 6 tons of eggs, which will generate approximately 6’000 tons of insect proteins at our customer sites.

Future sites of La Compagnie des Insectes Industrie

As the production capacity of the NextAlim’s site in Poitiers grows, so will the network of entomo-bioreactors lead by La Compagnie des Insectes Industries. Starting in 2023, we will build local black soldier fly production sectors in five regions, in particular in Brittany. In integration with breeders, unused chicken farm buildings will be used for larval growth, where the insects will be fed local agricultural coproducts. The final product will be dried and fresh larvae that can directly feed poultry and pig : these low carbon, rich in protein insects will allow breeders to diversify their sources of income while enabling them to reduce their usage of soy.

Our Team

Our team of 18 highly passionate operators, technicians and research engineers strive every day to improve our processes and to develop the right products for our customers. Innovation is at the heart of our strategy.

Sébastien Couasnet

CEO


Stéphane Racowski

Industrial Project Director


Philippe Provost

Plant Director and Maintenance Manager


Grégory Louis

Commercial Director


Galatée Ferey

R&D & IP Manager


Sébastien Collin

R&D Scientist


Ramiro Carciochi

R&D Scientist


Anselme Mahy-Celotto

Research Assistant


Jérôme Mabilleau

Research Assistant


Jean-Charles Robert

Industrial Project and Method Manager


Quentin Chataignier

Industrial project manager


Gustave-Aurel Daganaud

Innovation, Process & Industrialization Scientist


Mathieu Robin

Junior Industrial Project Manager


Paul-Alexandre Martin

Production Technician


Sébastien Malvé

Production Technician


Marc Morin

Production Technician


Julie Lebel

Production Technician


Marine Demaret

Administration & HR Manager


Émeline Demellier

Accounting Assistant


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