Québec-based insect producer, Entosystem, will build a new plant in Drummondville thanks to more than $60 million in public and private investments. The company recycles organic matter from Québec’s agri-food industry to feed the black soldier fly larvae.
The new factory of more than 100,000 sq. ft. will allow Entosystem to create 70 new jobs in the region, in addition to keeping the 30 jobs already active in Sherbrooke, and have a fully automated industrial system for its entire insect breeding process. These technological improvements will allow the company to revalorize 90,000 tons of organic matter each year in order to produce 5,000 tons of high-quality protein larvae as well as 15,000 tons of approved fertilizer for organic farming.
“We are proud to play a pioneering role in the development of this promising sector for the environment, the economy and the food autonomy of Québec. Already established in Estrie, this expansion in the city of Drummondville would not have been possible without the exceptional support of our partners: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BDC, Farm Credit Canada, Export Development Canada, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Investissement Québec, the Financière agricole du Québec, RECYC-QUÉBEC, the City of Drummondville and the SDED, Desjardins and Sanimax,” said Cédric Provost, president and co-founder, Entosystem.