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The Sustainability Project: Rebuilding the engine of change
A guest blog by Nick Piggott, Chief executive, Nutrition Technologies

For many years the drivers of massive and disruptive change have been startups. It is a rare case where the incumbent, legacy businesses are the ones shifting the paradigm, particularly when it comes to moves towards sustainability and developing the .......

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Insect meal as a tool for reducing the environmental impact of livestock production

"Similar to livestock production, the top two impact hotspots in BSF production are energy and feed, indicating that using a clean energy mix, and making efficiencies and optimising feed formulae for the BSF will make the biggest saving in emissions, which can then be passed on to.....


Nutrition Technologies featured in Forbes!

“People approach insects with a lot of baggage, a lot of fear and disgust...we take advantage of the fact that society has looked away." - Martin Zorrilla, CTO of Nutrition Technologies

Having commenced our journey in 2015 in Vietnam, Nutrition Technologies has achieved remarkable growth and expansion. Tune in to discover the captivating stories behind our innovative Black Soldier Fly-based product manufacturing...

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NT's Research Scientist invited as a speaker at Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023

Jaganath was invited as a speaker at Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023 to inspire youth across the Asia-Pacific. During Youth Talks "Pursuing My Dream Green Job", he shared his journey in pursuing his green job. Concurrently, he shared his SDGI program journey, what he learned, and how he planned with the team to turn one of their company’s challenges into an opportunity to integrate sustainability to solve it.

"I had chances to discuss with participants across Asia-Pacific to think, identify, and plan how our jobs or career prospects can contribute to addressing climate change. It was a great opportunity and an amazing experience.” 

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The Bug Revolution: Leveraging Insects for A Sustainable Future

Talks about the intricate balance of land use between human food production and animal feed, scrutinize the inefficiencies in our current resource utilization, and discuss how Martin and NT team are leveraging insects to create sustainable solutions for some of the world's most pressing challenges....

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Nutrition Technologies Won as The Most Innovative Exhibit Explanation at National Agriculture Conference 2023!

The ceremony officiated by YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, the Malaysian Minister of Higher Education, and presented by YB Dato' Seri Haji Mohamad Sabu, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Malaysia.


Insect Protein Meal;
A Holistic Nutrition


“Insect meal is a valuable source of micronutrients that are important for fish
health and performance. Insects are rich in a range of vitamins, minerals, and
trace elements, such as iron, calcium, and zinc. These nutrients are important
for a number of physiological processes in fish, such as...


From ashes to fly larvae, new ideas aim to revive farm soil

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 30 (Reuters) - As extreme weather and human activity degrade the world's arable land, scientists and developers are looking at new and largely unproven methods to save soil for agriculture.

One company is...


Aquafeed outlook 2023: Prices, novel ingredients and feed efficiency

In 2022, geopolitics took center stage significantly impacting the global economy. This, together with high inflation, has slowed down the recovery at a time when the industry continues to struggle to stabilize after the pandemic. In this context, ...


How An Insect And A Microbe Are Being Used To Upcycle Tropical Crop Waste Streams

In the process of generating the main component or components for which a crop is grown there are usually low value byproducts or even waste streams. One way to increase the sustainability of agriculture is to



Insect Pet Food - Pet World Nutritions announced a partnership with SPCA Selangor and Nutrition Technologies

Pet World Nutritions announced a partnership with SPCA Selangor and Nutrition Technologies, a manufacturer of sustainable ingredients for animal feed and pet food, to launch the first sustainable ...

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GPCA featured Malaysia-based foodtech Nutrition Technologies in the 2021 report

Founded in 2015, Nutrition Technologies’ mission is to introduce insects into the global food supply chain by harnessing their potential as sustainable commodity ingredients...


The European Union authorises insect proteins in poultry and pig feed

‘Our sector warmly welcomes this final step in the authorisation process of insect proteins in poultry and
pig feed [2]’, stated IPIFF’s President, Adriana Casillas.  

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Nutrition Technologies raises additional funds to prepare for the next stage 

Singapore-based agrifood tech company Nutrition Technologies opens its first industrial-scale insect protein factory in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia. 

Since 2014, the company has been using black soldier flies to turn low-grade food waste ... 


Honorable Mention as Deal of the Year 2019

Nutrition Technologies alongside Openspace Ventures is proud to be Honorable mention as Deal of the Year 2019 in Asian-mena Counsel, magazine....


World Seafood Congress 2019 - Potential of insect feed in Aquaculture

For the first time, in september 2019 the World Seafood Congress was held in Asia, on the island of Penang in Malaysia. For the occasion, our R&D Manager Nada Dhaoui...


Insect meal production is poised to rise as a major aquafeed ingredient

With this new article in AQUACULTURE Asia Pacific Magazine, our CTO describes the impressive evolution of the insect sector in Southeast Asia....


British High Commissioner for Malaysia and IRDA Director Officially Opens New Factory

The British High Commissioner for Malaysia, HE Vicki Treadall and IRDA Director for Economics and Investment, Mr Engku Kamel...


Nutrition Technologies teams with Crops for the future for the FishPlus IFS Project...

The quest for a truly sustainable animal feed based on underutilised crops upcycled by insects...


CEO pitches at global Fish 2.0 finals...

CEO Nick Piggott pitches at the finals of the year-long multi-phased Fish 2.0 challenge in the USA.


Oi Magazine investigates the buzz around black soldier flies...

Saving the world through craft beer and black soldier flies...the story begins on a fishing trip...

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Dive into the fascinating world of insect agriculture with our Martin Zorrilla, CTO of Nutrition Technologies.

Explore the exciting world of insect agriculture with Nutrition Technologies, a company using black soldier flies to revolutionize the food industry! Discover how these insects provide a sustainable and resource-efficient protein source for......

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Unveiling the potential of BSF’s antimicrobial peptides

"This promising research suggests the potential of BSFL meal as a natural and effective solution for mitigating bacterial infections across various sectors, from poultry farming to pet health, offering a sustainable and preventative approach to....


NT honoured with Gender Equality Award by the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei!

Gender Equality stands as one of the 17 goals within the realm of SDG.
In Nutrition Technologies, gender equality is essential for cultivating a diverse workforce, driving innovation, and maximizing operational efficiency. Ensuring equal opportunities for both men and women in roles across the production line, management, and decision-making processes fosters a more inclusive and dynamic work environment, contributing to the overall success and sustainability of the company...

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Nutrition Technologies featured in #Forbes Asia 100 To Watch 2023! 

Nutrition Technologies Earns a Place on Forbes Asia's - 100 To Watch 2023 list! 


Founded in 2015, Nutrition Technologies uses insects as an alternative protein source for animal feed and fertilizer...

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Leading Agtech company, Nutrition Technologies, 
launches Diptia™ biofertilizer from insect frass

Leading Agtech company Nutrition Technologies announced the launch of Diptia, a patent-pending bioactive organic fertiliser derived from insect frass. The company explained the product was formulated to prevent fungal plant diseases and soil health...

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Nutrition Technologies, a biotech company headquartered in Singapore and operating in Malaysia, has announced Bunge Ventures, the for-profit principal investing arm of Bunge, as its new investor....


Nutrition Technologies signs distribution agreement in Japan

Exciting news for us at Nutrition Technologies, we have signed an MoU valued at over $100m with Sumitomo Corporation, for distribution of our products in Japan!


Nutrition Technologies CTO Martin Zorrilla presented at the Towards Sustainable Aquafeed conference in Thailand.

Martin's presentation on Insect meal: A functional and sustainable ingredient comes of age, is now available to view...


Malaysia's first sustainable dog food with black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) as an alternative protein source

Nutrition Technologies embark the birth of Malaysia’s first sustainable dog food using Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) as an alternative protein source ...


Could Insects Play A Bigger Role In Our Food Supply?


There is an interesting source of feed for other farm animals that can’t use cellulose: Insects. Most people are not attracted to the idea of eating insects directly (although some cultures have included insects in their diets). A more ...

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Evonik and Nutrition Technologies work together to secure future food supply through insect protein proteins

Essen, Germany. Evonik and Nutrition Technologies, a Singapore-based manufacturer of insect-derived products, have agreed to jointly conduct a research and development project ..

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Study: BSF meal improves survivability, yields and FCR in shrimp diets


A study led by Singaporean insect meal producers, Nutrition Technologies, found performance gains from partial substitution of fishmeal with BSF meal in shrimp diets. 

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The importance of symbiotic relationships in biological systems

"We have developed a system that optimizes the symbiotic relationships between larvae and their microbiome...", 
declared the Co-CEO of Nutrition Technologies. Nick Piggott.


Research into producing cheaper animal feed

Livestock farmers say that one of their biggest expenses is the cost of the feed. If that can be reduced, the price of animal products – be it eggs, fish or meat – should also drop.


Industrial Biotechnology Magazine Nutrition Technologies, Catalyzing Innovation

“Our main mission is to offer a price competitive sustainable protein and oil to the animal feed market and organic compost to our local agricultural industry”...


INSECTA 2019 - The Global Insect Industry is flying on its own

In September we took part in the fifth edition of the international conference INSECTA. The conference aimed to give an overview into the latest technology and updates...


Agri-Food Innovation Week - Insect Protein a key alternative for the future


It was a pleasure to attend the Agri-Food Innovation Week in Singapore and discuss the use of black soldier fly larvae based products in the feed and pet food industry. We are grateful to all who came and...


Insects could be the next big feed segment, but only if it can find scale.

Foodnavigator interviews CEO Nick Piggott on future of insect-as-feed sector...


International Aquafeed publish an article by CEO, Nick Piggott...

Is flymeal the new fishmeal? Nick questions the fervour behind the new sector...


New pilot factory opens in Malaysia...

Nutrition Technologies begin their scale-up process with their first commercial production facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia...


Aquaculture Research Partnership with Pontus Research – EuraStip Programme

Through the EuraStip programme our R&D Manager Diep Dao recently worked on the use of Hermetia illucens larvae in aquafeed  ...

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Understanding BSFL meal
as a functional feed ingredient for aquaculture

Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) meal stands out as a highly nutritious and sustainable protein source for animal feed, offering more than just protein alone. It provides a comprehensive nutritional profile, encompassing a well-balanced mix of ......

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Tune in to AquaCulture Asia Pacific's Exclusive Interview with Our Co-CEO, Nick Piggott

Exploring the genesis
of insect meal production in Malaysia, the sustainability initiatives and how Nutrition Technologies sets itself apart with our Co-CEO, Nick Piggott


Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW) visit to Nutrition Technologies factory

The main objective of APCW is to bring together stakeholders, policymakers, and experts from across the region to showcase solutions and innovations, and also to foster increased cooperation across the borders and sectors in addressing pressing climate challenges. In line with APCW, a full day Peer learning session organized by UNGCMYB was held on the 14th November 2023. Nutrition Technologies Sdn. Bhd was selected to host 24 delegates from APCW keen on learning about circular economy...

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Nutrition Technologies Launches Vitalis™ A Liquid Bio-fertilizer from Insect Frass 

Vitalis™ is a patent pending, 100% natural bioactive spray developed by Nutrition Technologies, derived from Black Soldier Fly (BSF) frass that has been fermented and enhanced with additional chitin and a microbial inoculant to create a highly effective plant protection product...

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Can the feed sector really transform itself into a ‘sustainable sector’?

As a critical component of global agriculture, responsible for supplying the vast majority of the world’s livestock with essential nutrients, the feed industry plays a pivotal role in our food supply chain. However, it has long grappled with issues of environmental impact....


#04 - Are Black Soldier Flies the future of animal food? - Martin Zorrilla

With the world population now over eight billion and growing, how can we produce more food with fewer resources, while maintaining quality and safety in the food chain?...


Exclusive partnership with Berg and Ridge, Kr


Founded in 2019 and based in Seoul, South Korea, BERG & RIDGE is a company that operates a pet supply store that produces a variety of products.


The company plans to release additional products such as car seats and to expand into health functional foods and skincare products that enhance immunity based on data-based pet health care sensors.

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UNGCMYB Sustainability Performance Awards!


Our Co-CEO Nick Piggott was awarded Sustainability Icon Award 2022, at the UNGCMYB Sustainability Performance Awards!


Insect meal has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion amongst nutritionists & formulators across a range of different sectors, but the uptake & utilisation of this novel material is still relatively modest. Why is that? 



Chief technological officer Martin Zorrilla of Nutrition Technologies, the company keen on incorporating phages into insect protein, said this ability comes from the fly's role in the food chain as a decomposer that thrives in ...

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Insect meal improves the survival rate and boosts performance in whiteleg shrimp diets

In order to assess the effect of locally produced insect meal, we ran a trial to identify what is the best inclusion rate of Hi.Protein® Black Soldier Fly (BSF) meal to partially replace the fishmeal ...


Nutrition Technologies will be showcasing advances in insect production 

Sustainable insect protein solutions are also explored for livestock feed and more. An exhibitor, Nutrition Technologies, is using black soldier fly larvae to convert organic waste ...


Nutrition Technologies Appoints New Chief Financial Office

Malaysia -- Nutrition Technologies announced today that Richard Hayler is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 5, 2021, to support Series B fundraising and beyond.


INSECT PROTEIN: The Future of Feed.

Insect protein has taken centre stage in the search for alternative proteins in animal feed. The novel insect-protein industry has scaled production in recent years, with a growing number of ...


The hidden power of insect frass - Insect based fertilizer and biostimulant

Insect production is about protein and oil, but it’s also about frass. At Nutrition Technologies we are currently leading research on the bioactive potential of our frass to produce insect based organic fertilizer...


Nutrition Technologies raises series A funding to build Southeast Asia largest insect factory

We are happy to announce that we have raised Series A funding led by Openspace Ventures, and joined by, SEEDS Capital (an investment arm of Enterprise Singapore)....


AFFIA workshop on "Insect protein for livestock, aquafeed and pet food applications" at VIVAsia 2019

Martin Zorrilla, Nutrition Technologies’ CTO represented the Asian insect protein sector at VIVAsia 2019...


M&G publish article by our CTO, Martin Zorrilla "Insectmeal: A revolutionary ingredient"...

"Insects can be a feed ingredient”. Over the past decade this statement has gone from...




Hive Life interviews COO, Tom Berry, on farming flies...

Biotechnology company Nutrition Technologies explains how insect farming could change the way we eat... 


Nutrition Technologies wins Tech4farmers...

Nutrition Technologies are declared winners and fan favourites of the USAID backed Tech4Farmers Asia Challenge 2.0

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