Dutch insect meal producer Protix reached a “landmark” moment in the third quarter of last year, successfully reaching full-scale operation and going beyond target capacity at its facility in the Netherlands, CEO Kees Aarts, told IntraFish.

“That is the biggest and most important milestone, for any industry,” said Aarts.

The company launched the 14,000-square-meter insect production facility in June 2019 housing insects that convert up to 100,000 metric tons of vegetable residual flows into high-quality sustainable protein to serve the aquaculture markets.