A continuous expansion

Two sites in operation in France, one in the United States in Illinois.

Innovafeed is currently in a phase of acceleration, having demonstrated the scalability of its model. This journey began with the opening of its Nesle site in November 2020, followed by the inauguration of its first expansion phase in April 2023 in the presence of Ministers Bruno Le Maire (Economy), Christophe Béchu (Ecology), and the President of the Hauts-de-France Region, Xavier Bertrand. More recently, in April 2024, Innovafeed inaugurated its first research and innovation center focused on insects in North America: the NAIIC (North American Insect Innovation Center), with the presence of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. Innovafeed plans to inaugurate, by the end of 2024, the second expansion of its Nesle site, bringing its total surface area to 55,000m², as well as the transformation of its pilot site in Gouzeaucourt into the premier European research and innovation center dedicated to insects.

Nesle, the largest active insect production site in the world

This production unit opened in Nesle in November 2020 is co-located with Tereos (starch manufacturer) and Kogeban (biomass plant), a unique example of industrial collaboration.

It will enable Innovafeed to acquire a supply of quality raw materials and, for Tereos, to locally valorize its co-products while limiting the energy needs associated with their processing.

The co-location with Kogeban enables Innovafeed to harness its waste energy.

The Innovafeed co-location project will save 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Innovafeed French Site in Nesle ©Innovafeed
Innovafeed’s Research Center Gouzeaucourt 2 ©Innovafeed

Gouzeaucourt, the pilot site in North of France

The first Innovafeed plant was inaugurated in October 2017 in Gouzeaucourt, North of France, within the largest European deposit of agricultural and agri-food by-products.

This production unit, which valorizes local agricultural by-products for insect rearing, has allowed the validation of our model and the deployment of our production capacity to start marketing our products.

Our production site is GMP+ certified to ensure the best tracability.

Decatur, the next production site of Innovafeed in the US

Building on the experience acquired in France Innovafeed will replicate, through its partnership with ADM, this unique industrial symbiosis model in the United States on the Decatur site – the largest corn processing site in the world.

ADM Decatur’s corn-based co-products will be locally recycled to feed insects through connected infrastructure between the two sites. This production model will also allow Innovafeed to use 27MW of residual energy recovered from the ADM process, energy that was not previously valorized.

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