Siemens and Nasekomo have entered into a strategic partnership, marking a significant collaboration in the emerging insect biotransformation industry for sustainable development.
Announced during COP 28, the partnership between Siemens and Nasekomo aims to establish an intelligent insect industry 4.0, incorporating industrial cybersecurity and addressing the rising demand for protein. The signing ceremony, attended by Bulgarian ministers, solidified the collaboration between Virak Chhuor (Vice President of Engineering and Production at Nasekomo) and Dr. Eng. Boryana Manolova (CEO of Siemens for Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Ukraine).
This collaboration supports Nasekomo’s innovative development concept, centered around a data-driven franchising business model. Initially focusing on creating a network of factories in Europe, the partnership will kick off with the establishment of a cutting-edge breeding center, providing a sustainable supply of young insects for bioconversion factories.
Siemens’ involvement extends beyond traditional support, aiming to integrate systems and data from up to 200 planned production sites globally. This integration will enable intelligently managed operations, reliable AI analytics, and sustainable practices.
The insect industry holds the potential to revolutionize the food chain, utilizing low-value organic products for feed ingredients. Insect protein production, a sustainable circular model, is expected to save substantial CO2 emissions. Siemens emphasizes its commitment to Technology with Purpose through this collaboration, combining its global expertise with Nasekomo’s innovative potential.
Maria Alexandrova, Head of Innovative Projects and Sustainability at Nasekomo, highlighted the transformative impact of their approach: the goal is to convert underutilized organic resources into valuable insect products, contributing to a tenfold increase in the value of transformed biomass.