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 La Compagnie des Insectes, 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).
OF R&D ON BSF BIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES
UP TO 9 TONS
OF EGGS PER YEAR PRODUCED IN OUR EXISTING PLANT AT POITIERS
La Compagnie des Insectes is a pioneer company of the insect-farming industry:
Founded in 2014 and formerly known as NextAlim, La Compagnie des Insectes 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, La Compagnie des Insectes is a specialist of BSF genetics and BSF breeding operations. We specialize in neonates multiplication at an industrial scale.
La Compagnie des Insectes 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
La Compagnie des Insectes is developing the local, middle scale, low carbon BSF larva offer:
Since its acquisition by La Compagnie des Insectes Industrie in May 2022, our company 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.
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
Design, construction and ramp-up of a full scale demo plant in Poitiers
Development of technological solutions for breeding operation
2020 – 2021
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
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
Deployment of La Compagnie des Insectes 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 our 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 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.
Industrial Project Director
Plant Director and Maintenance Manager
Administration & HR Manager
R&D & IP Manager
Industrial Project and Method Manager
Industrial project manager
Innovation, Process & Industrialization Scientist
Junior Industrial Project Manager
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