OvetVigan Engineering S.ATMS Awards 2016 winnersPort of StocktonSailors SocietyCimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • Port of Stockton
  • Ovet
  • The Maritime Standards Awards 2018
  • Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • The Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council
  • Port of Belledune

Bühler Insect Technology Solutions and Alfa Laval join forces

(Posted on 11/03/19)

Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, a pioneering provider of integrated solutions for insect rearing and processing, is combining its strengths with Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Together, they will offer advanced modular insect plant solutions to the booming insect industry.

Rising costs of proteins, potential health and growth benefits of insect-based ingredients for animals and an increased focus on sustainability are strong drivers for the emerging insect industry. As a result, the sector has reported over USD 300 million of investments in 2018 alone. To leverage this booming sector, Bühler Insect Technology Solutions (BITS), a pioneering provider of integrated solutions for insect rearing and processing, and Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling, have been cooperating since early 2018 with the objective of combining their strengths to provide efficient, integrated production plants.

Andreas Aepli, CEO Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, and Sumit Pingle, Vice President Agro & Protein Systems at Alfa Laval, have signed the exclusive partnership on Friday, February 22 in Uzwil, Switzerland. Aepli says: “In Alfa Laval we are proud to have found a partner who shares our approach and vision in this exciting new industry. Thanks to this collaboration, we can further increase the efficiency and reliability of our solutions, setting high standards for the industry right from the start.” Pingle adds: “With the combined offering, we are in a unique position to provide the best insect processing solution in the market with unmatched product quality and safety.”

Bühler Insect Technology Solutions and Alfa Laval aim to leverage each company’s technology capabilities, engineering know-how and market access. The two companies have jointly developed tailored solutions for heat transfer, solid and lipid separation, and fluid transfer that can be integrated seamlessly into modular insect plant solutions. Thanks to the joint expertise, these highly flexible solutions allow insect producers to easily ramp up production as demand increases. The products will be offered exclusively through Bühler Insect Technology Solutions.

The two companies will also cooperate on further research and development, marketing and after-sales services. Nish Patel, President of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water Division, says: “We are looking forward to bringing our expertise from other applications to this dynamic new market. The collaboration with Bühler allows us to combine our proven technology with a complete, integrated solution – and serve the customers better than either of us could on our own.” Dieter Voegtli, President of the Global Sales and Service Organization at Bühler Group, adds: “We are convinced that insects will play an important role in making our food system more sustainable. With installation works for the first industrial-scale insect plant in Europe nearing completion, we will soon have an operating proof point of the viability of our insect process technology in an industrial setting.”

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes.

Bühler Insect Technology Solutions provides modular solutions for the industrial-scale transformation of organic residues into quality ingredients using the power of insects. It covers the entire supply chain from feedstock handling to rearing, separation and extraction.

Latest News

The future of trading is (more) female

(Posted on 16/03/19)

If you talk to women in trading and risk management roles across Cargill, you will hear a range of ideas... Read more


ADM and Cargill complete agreement

(Posted on 16/03/19)

Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill have successfully completed their transaction, formally launching... Read more


BHP invests in emissions reduction company

(Posted on 16/03/19)

BHP has announced a US$6m equity investment in Carbon Engineering Ltd (CE), a Canadian-based company... Read more


RUSAL announces 2018 results

(Posted on 11/03/19)

RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2018... Read more


Polish Coal imports in 2018

(Posted on 11/03/19)

EUBALTICA, the advisory and consultancy company for Morska Agencja Gdynia (MAG) in Poland has supplied... Read more


Rio Tinto exploration update

(Posted on 11/03/19)

Rio Tinto has discovered copper-gold mineralisation at the Winu project in the Yeneena Basin of the... Read more


NGFA joins crop insurance funding coalition

(Posted on 26/02/19)

The NGFA joined 59 other farm and agribusiness groups in signing a letter urging the US Congress... Read more


Greek customers return to US soy

(Posted on 26/02/19)

While Greek livestock and feed markets are developing slowly, specific segments, notably poultry and... Read more


MPA welcomes publication of the latest UK EITI report

(Posted on 26/02/19)

The Mineral Products Association has welcomed the publication of the latest UK Extractive Industries... Read more


Glencore announces 2018 production report

(Posted on 12/02/19)

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major... Read more


TOC EventsThe Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport CouncilCleveland Cascades LtdThe Maritime Standards Awards 2018MULTIMODAL 2019Telestack
  • TMS Tanker Conference 2018
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • TOC Events
  • Telestack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping