Insects as sustainable ingredient for animal feeds

01 January 2013 → 31 October 2017
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
insects protein digestion sustainability pig
Project description

Insects are able to convert low value biomass into high quality protein, which is a potential alternative for expensive and low sustainable traditional protein sources in animal feeds. The objective of the present project is to examine the nutritional composition of the black soldier processing techniques and the effect on the digestibility in the pig. A sustainability assessment will also be performed