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Solution Blue cracks the insect industry’s biggest challenge: quality, consistent protein output

Australian insect farming startup, Solution Blue is seeking investors to scale its black soldier fly protein production system. Providing greater productivity at much lower cost than its competitors, Solution Blue’s world-first technology delivers high-quality, consistent insect protein that has so far eluded insect farmers across the world. And it’s got aquaculture and pet food manufacturers clamouring.

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    Solution Blue

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

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    Thursday, 16 September 2021

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Novel insect-based pet food range, BuggyBlend ready for commercialisation

BuggyBix, with support from AgriFutures Australia, has developed a novel insect-based pet food range – BuggyBlend – to reduce our pets’ environmental pawprint and accelerate the development of Australia’s insect protein industry. An exciting opportunity awaits for commercial partners to assist in the scaling and distribution for Australian and international markets. 

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    AgriFutures Australia

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    BuggyBix

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

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    Monday, 28 June 2021

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BuggyBix insect-based pet food range, on track to proving a commercial success

Feeding the growing population is one of the most pressing issues being addressed by global agrifood innovation – but it’s not only human nourishment that’s being investigated. Sydney entrepreneur Shaun Eislers has developed a pet food range using insects as the primary protein source, and is now working with AgriFutures growAG. to connect with investors, wholesalers and distributors.

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    Monday, 13 June 2022

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Next gen plant protein startup, The Leaf Protein Co. ready to scale pilot production

An innovative agrifood startup is set to shake up the alternative protein sector with a novel next gen plant protein. Using highly-specialised extraction technologies, The Leaf Protein Co. is turning the green leaf by-product of vegetable crops into a nutritious, ‘free from’ protein source for food manufacturers. Promoting biodiversity, reducing food waste, and diversifying farm incomes – The Leaf Protein Co. is now seeking investors to scale towards pilot production.   

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    The Leaf Protein Co.

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    Casey Dunn

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    Monday, 21 February 2022

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Bid for CRC for Alternate Proteins aims to capture billion-dollar benefits

Rapid growth in the global demand for protein to feed the world’s burgeoning population is driving a bid to establish a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alternate Proteins in Australia. The opportunity exists for additional partners to join the bid and partner to develop solutions to enhance value, develop new protein production systems, new protein foods and ingredients, functionality, sustainability and capacity of this rapidly expanding sector.

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Sunday, 12 February 2023

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US$1m cap raise to help The Leaf Protein Co. supply the clean label ingredients plant protein companies want

The growᴬᴳ⋅ team last spoke with Fern Ho 12 months ago, when the product development executive was searching for investors to support market testing for a new plant protein ingredient. So positive was that feedback that The Leaf Protein Co. is back – with a US$1 million opportunity to help The Leaf Protein Co. scale from the lab to pilot production.^

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    Casey Dunn

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    Friday, 17 February 2023

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Agritech startup’s innovative insect control is just what the grain industry ordered

Cutting-edge Australian plant biosecurity research has delivered a revolutionary non-toxic and long-acting alternative for controlling stored grain insect pests.

Now, Davren Global is seeking investors to bring this novel solution to market – and give grain growers a new tool in the fight against insect pest resistance.

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    Davren Global

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    Casey Dunn

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    Monday, 15 November 2021

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How marine algae can help droughtproof agriculture

Graeme Barnett, Managing Director & CEO of Qponics speaks in a podcast about their innovative marine microalgae solution, how it can help droughtproof agriculture and become a major player in the future of protein production. Qponics is now seeking a $1m bridging round to scale the co-production of protein-rich food ingredients and high-value oils

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    Monday, 05 December 2022

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Biological controls offer new addition to farmers’ toolbox to better manage insect pests

Without pesticides the world could lose up to 50% of key food and fibre crops, devastating global supply. Through work undertaken by Dr Robert Mensah of NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), in collaboration with the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), effective biological control options for insect pests in cotton have been demonstrated and they are now seeking partners to commercialise these innovative solutions.

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    NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

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    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Author

    Michelle Meehan

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    Monday, 19 July 2021

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AU$1 million sought for marine microalgae to droughtproof protein supply

Queensland agritech company, Qponics is on a mission to accelerate the transition to drought proof agriculture, by cultivating marine microalgae at scale for the co-production of protein-rich food ingredients and high-value oils. To achieve this, Qponics is seeking impact investors to support the development of a new microalgae production complex in South Ballina, NSW, and scale sustainable oil and protein production in Australia.  

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    Sunday, 27 November 2022

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Black soldier fly biotech digester ready for $10m investment

ARC Ento Tech is seeking $10 million Series A funding to help expand its patented waste management technology into global markets. The ARC process utilises the Black Soldier Fly to process mixed solid waste into high grade insect meal and high nutrient fertiliser. After overwhelming feedback from initial trials, the company is ready to take the next step.

  • Author

    Tim Vetter

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    Wednesday, 22 March 2023

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CRDC seeks partners to commercialise novel bio-pesticide with global potential

Blue sky thinking by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and the University of Western Sydney has uncovered a promising new plant-based compound for combatting common insect pests in cotton, horticulture and broadacre crops. A rare opportunity now exists for a commercial partner to further develop the early-stage biological pesticide with global market potential. Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 31 July 2022. 

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    Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

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    Tuesday, 14 June 2022

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GRDC looks to double the grains industry’s current $15 billion value by 2030

How to reach $30 billion by 2030? Opportunities for the grains sector will be centred on feeding a hungry world with an increased demand for protein, as well as the strategic positioning of Australian grains into differentiated market sectors. GRDC is investing in RD&E that delivers impact on farm and supports the sector to better understand, grow and access these targets.

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    Wednesday, 19 May 2021

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