The Lille Business Centre of Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, a subsidiary of the Arkéa Group dedicated to financing companies, institutions and real estate professionals, has signed an agreement with InnovaFeed to support this leading player in the production of insects for animal feed in its entrepreneurial and innovative project to serve the food of tomorrow
Designed to finance the world’s largest insect protein production plant in Nesle (Somme), this €3 million equipment lease agreement is contracted through the subsidiary Arkéa Crédit Bail.
In particular, this will enable InnovaFeed to equip this next production site with cutting-edge industrial technology that makes micro-manipulation of larvae possible on a very large scale. By combining robotics, sensors, data processing and artificial intelligence, InnovaFeed’s technology allows for the recovery of a large quantity of larvae (20,000 eggs laid per second), enabling the development of a total production capacity of 15,000 tons of insects per year, the largest in the world. The site will go into production by the end of 2020.
Ce partenariat constitue un nouveau soutien d’Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels à l’innovation portée par InnovaFeed qui souhaite incarner le développement de la Deeptech française au service d’une nouvelle filière agricole durable et à fort potentiel de développement.
“I would like to thank Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels for its support and its confidence in our technology. We are proud to contribute to French innovation, in the heart of the territories, to enable the development of a pioneering agricultural sector that strengthens France’s protein independence“says Bastien Oggeri, co-founder of InnovaFeed.
“We are very happy to have the opportunity to put our experience at the service of a French nugget like InnovaFeed, which is positioned in an innovative and very promising sector. At Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, we are committed to supporting entrepreneurs and following the developments that are creating the world of tomorrow.”says Patricia Morand, Director of the Corporate Market of Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels.