The Company

Main milestones

1999

Our research team led by Santos Rojo, focuses on studying dipterous insects and specifically Hermetia Illucens

2012

BioflyTech is established as a Technology-Based Company of the University of Alicante Science Park

2014

We developed several patents in the fields of feeding, breeding, self-harvesting of larvae and other auxiliary systems that represent the sector’s cutting-edge

2018

Moira enters the shareholder structure and invests in the first industrial plant with 1000 tonnes annual production

The key to success is the combination of scientific knowledge and business expertise

Jordi Bladé Interim CEO

Partner of Moira Capital Partners, Jordi Bladé has developed his professional career in the food industry. For 21 years, in Agrolimen in various management positions, and the last 8 years directing the Control and Fiscal area, completing more than 40 M&A transactions

Santos Rojo Chairman

Doctor of Entomology of the University of Alicante (UA) and Biology Graduate of the University of Salamanca. He coordinates the University of Alicante’s research group “Bionomics, Systematics and Applied Research in Insects” and is the Director of the Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Department

Petter Arnesen Expert Board Member

Doctor in Natural Sciences of the Norwegian University of Life Science. With more than 30 years of experience throughout the value chain of the fish farming industry, especially salmon. First as R&D director in Biomar, and also as executive director of Biomar Chile and Director of Food in Marine Harvest, the Norwegian leader in salmon production

About the process

  • Waste sources

    Larvae feed on low added value organic by-products and we obtain from the larvae biomass a high quality protein and rich functional fats

  • Protein meals and functional fats

    This high quality protein is appropriate for animal feed, and its production is fully sustainable. The functional fats allow for a healthy growth

  • Enriched compost

    The result of the production process is a 100% organic soil regenerator

  • We produce two types of ingredients

4 major benefits

More efficient

Insects convert food into biomass more efficiently than most living organisms. they need fewer resources than other livestock to produce protein and fat

Less polluting

In a production environment that is entirely closed from the outside, it emits fewer greenhouse gases than any other type of livestock breeding

Natural recyclers

The biomass assimilates nutrients from a wide range of co-products derived from agribusiness production. their role in the bio-economy is fundamental

Sustainable

In a context of scarce natural resources, we supply high added value ingredients, unaffected by climate phenomena

Our products

Intended for feed manufacturers

Ask us about improvements in the ci

We contribute to guaranteeing food safety in the future

In 2013, the FAO published the book Edible Insects, underlining the need to incorporate them in animal and human diets, as a solution to deal with one of the world’s greatest challenges: how to feed more than 9.5 billion people in 2050.

In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. BioflyTech is committed to the goals that can be honoured with our production processes, and our impact in the economy.

In 2017, the EU’s Novel Food Regulation established the parameters for marketing certain insect species, among which the black soldier fly is particularly relevant due to its optimal nutritional composition.