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Biggest Insect Protein Plant in Southern Hemisphere Raises Seed Funding
- Inseco raises $5.3 million in round led by Futuregrowth
- Insect protein use seen as a way of combating climate change
Inseco, which operates the biggest insect protein plant in the southern hemisphere, said it raised $5.3 million in South Africa’s biggest ever startup seed funding round.
Inseco operates a 10,000 square meter (108,000 square foot) plant in Cape Town that converts the larvae, known as maggots, of the black soldier fly into 100 tons of insect oil and meal a month. Insect products are high in nutrients and, because the process sees the maggots fed with waste, is seen as a climate-friendly way of feeding farmed fish, poultry and pets.