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Agroloop builds insect factory for animal feed in Hungary

The company is increasing its existing production capacities for the European market with a plant investment of more than EUR 20 million.

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Credits: WEDA/Agroloop
June 13, 2024

Hungarian insect producer Agroloop is building an insect facility near the Budapest airport that is expected to be in operation in autumn 2024. Agroloop Hungary is significantly increasing its existing larvae breeding capacities for the European market with a plant investment of more than EUR 20 million. By the conclusion of this year, the agrotech company is expected to receive 120 tonnes of raw material per day, of which 6,000 tonnes of soil improver granules, nearly 3,000 tonnes of feed protein and more than 600 tonnes of feed oil will be produced annually, producing around 10,000 tons of end product in their 13,000 square meter plant.

German feeding technology specialist WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp is supplying the feeding technologies for its new black soldier fly larvae rearing facility. “After the last construction phase, Agroloop will have the capacity to convert more than 40,000 tonnes of substrates per year with the system producing in a two-shift process,” reported Gerrit Niehues, WEDA product manager responsible. “Sufficiently large storage containers for the feed ingredients are also part of the WEDA equipment.”

The feed kitchen is also characterized by its modular design, meaning that additional tanks can be easily integrated into the existing system. The modular system simplifies future expansions and thus offers great added value. With this technology and its functions, WEDA responds to the special needs of insect producers and also makes an important contribution to the economic operation of industrial breeding systems.

“This significant investment promotes the expansion of the company’s production capacities and technological development. This will enable us to contribute even more intensively to the development of the domestic circular economy based on biomass,” said Rajmond Percze, CEO and co-founder of Agroloop, praising the technical design of the insect factory. With the help of such innovative technologies and the circular economy approach, Agroloop is ready to become a leading player in Central Europe in sustainable feed production, helping to utilize agricultural byproducts and create a more sustainable value chain.