Estimating feed conversion rate in real-time

Recently, the use of insects for human food and for animal feed have had an increase in attention in the news, as a possible substitute for meat protein since the production of insects is more environmentally friendly than the production of traditional meat protein, such as cattle and chicken. However, a sustainable eco-friendly production in terms of economic viability, greenhouse gas emission and proper use of resources, demands optimal process conditions.

Consibio in collaboration with ENORM Biofactory, Cloudfarms and Aarhus University are digitalising the entire insect production in order to build a digital tool to gather, aggregate and systemise production data. This way it becomes possible to control the production towards specific KPI’s concerning climate impact, optimal production time and feed conversion. The project is funded by the Danish Agricultural Agency.