The Proteinsecta management team has more than 20 years of experience in executing innovation projects at the European, national and regional level. This has meant that Proteinsecta has consolidated itself in a few years as a leader in the field of R&D&i within the sector. of insecticulture
Our commitment to excellence and the constant search for innovative solutions has allowed us to offer successful and quality results to our clients in the field of innovation.
Below we show some examples of executed projects or approved projects pending execution:

European Projects


CHEERS is a new biorefinery concept, inspired on nature biodiversity.


ProxIMED. Exploration and Implementation of Products with Alternative Proteins in the Mediter. Region PRIMA Funded Project

National Projects

Superfood Biotech. Improve the content of final nutrients in fruit and vegetable products and agronomic generation of biohealthy superfoods.

AP-WASTE. Disposal of single-use waste from agriculture through the use of insects

European Projects


Biotechnology has the potential to reduce the impact of human activities on nature. By developing new bio-based production platforms towards more efficient use of waste streams, a step forward in industrial circularity can be achieved.
CHEERS is a new biorefinery concept, inspired by nature's biodiversity (insect and microbial platforms), to sustainably and efficiently upgrade underutilized secondary or waste streams, such as bagasse, wastewater, CO2 and CH4 from grassroots industries. organic in innovative bio-based products.
CHEERS will help bio-based industries improve raw material use efficiency and overall sustainability and competitiveness through recycling and cascading use of biomass produced from their secondary streams.
CHEERS is developed as a modular solution where biobased industries can configure their optimal mix by selecting from 5 novel biotechnological routes that generate 5 biobased products for industrial applications, with attractive market opportunities: insect protein, disinfectant, microbial protein, ectoine and caproic acid.
All value chains are based on new bioprocesses and/or innovative biofermenters combined with sustainable downstream processes, which will be validated on a demonstration scale in an industrial brewery. one minute A 45% reduction in the carbon footprint will be achieved in each value chain. The assessment of CHEERS impacts will consider going beyond the classic LCA and will cover broader impacts such as biodiversity and land use. The brewing company MAHOU is project coordinator and exploitation leader together with 11 partners from 5 European countries, including technology providers, end users and research entities.
CHEERS will contribute to a “zero waste” biorefinery approach, fully aligned with the EU Green Deal, Circular Economy Action Plan and Bioeconomy Strategy, and foster understanding of biotechnology-based value chains through through the participation of relevant actors, from small bio-based companies. industries to consumers.
Project Name: Produce new non-plant biomass feedstocks and bio-based products through recycling and cascading use of brewery sidestreams

Project Name: Produce new non-plant biomass feedstocks and bio-based products through recycling and cascading use of brewery sidestreams
Project acronym: CHEERS
Topic: HORIZON-CL6-2021-CIRCBIO-01-05
Type of Action: HORIZON Innovation Actions
Project start: 1 September 2022
Project Completion: August 31, 2026
Project duration: 48 months
Budget: €7,355,347.00
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The goal of ProxIMed is to introduce proteins from sustainable sources into Mediterranean food and feed systems to promote and establish the use of alternative proteins. Traditional sources of alternative proteins of plant origin (lentils, broad beans and chia seeds; “new food” protein sources (microalgae, insects, mycoproteins, tomato and mallow leaves, duckweed) and agro-industrial by-products (tomato puree, cake sesame, date cake) are selected for this purpose.

Innovative and environmentally friendly processing technologies will be used with the aim of minimizing the impact on nutrients to produce the selected proteins. The alternative proteins will then be implemented in more than 20 final products (protein powder concentrates as ingredients, capsules for use as supplements and various protein-enriched foods and feeds) and presented to Mediterranean consumers in different regions (Middle East, North of Africa and Europe).

Novel processes and the protein value chain will be evaluated in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. ProxIMed will evaluate all proteins for their techno-functional properties and select sustainable and innovative production technologies for the development and production of different products. The selection of these products and processes will be based on LCA where sustainability approaches will be implemented in line with the SDGs.

Consumer, sensory and market analysis will be the focus of the ProxIMed project and will be carried out for representative countries. ProxIMed's effective cooperation between industry partners, local producers and SMEs in the Mediterranean and the EU will enable and expand impactful exchange between stakeholders, including country policy makers.

The health, safety and nutrition aspects of all products will be evaluated by measuring the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of nutrients and estimating the presence of anti-nutritional and allergenic factors, for all foods and feeds.

ProxIMed is a high-impact project for the development of alternative protein products based on consumer choices and environmental assessment of innovative and green technologies with the direct participation of industry partners. Indeed, effective tools, workshops, training and public engagement activities for social media management will be developed from the beginning of the project to achieve optimal information flow for all relevant stakeholders, including policy makers. .

The results of the dissemination activities will be used to develop project exploitation plans, which will be complemented with business models for each exploitable product and partner, ensuring adequate mobilization of the consortium's resources.

Project name: Exploration and Implementation of Alternative Protein Products in the Mediterranean Region
Project acronym: ProxIMed
Call: Section 1 – Agro-food Value-chain 2022
Share Type: PREMIUM
Duration: 04/01/2023 – 04/01/2027

National Projects

Superfood Biotech

It is an innovative project of general supra-autonomous interest based on:

  • Improve production processes for increasing the “functional quality” of fruit and vegetable products and those resulting from their transformation.
  • Biotechnological creation of minerally enriched foods through innovative fertilization and post-harvest techniques for fruits and vegetables, introducing chelated surface minerals.
  • Improve the nutritional quality of fruit and vegetable crops to increase the value of production through increasing its nutritional quality.
  • Reduce problems and production losses derived from the mineral and nutritional poverty of croplands caused by Climate Change.
  • Mitigate climate change: acting on the soils for the agronomic improvement of crops and the increase in the consumption and fixation of CO2 and GHGs.
  • Generate innovative nutritionally fortified products, especially in minerals, to respond to new consumer demands and contribute to promoting the adoption of healthier lifestyles, through the transformation of the primary production system and the food industry.


  • Develop a specific field protocol to obtain nutritionally enriched fruits and vegetables.
  • Promote an efficient, productive, competitive and ecological agricultural and forestry sector with low emissions and respectful of the climate.
  • Increase mineralization, promote soil-plant microbiome symbiosis and enrich agricultural soils with organic matter.
  • The benefits added to the products are mainly extendable to irrigated crops.

Co-financed by the European Union at 80% from DEADER and 20% from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, with the managing authority in charge of applying the aid being the General Directorate of Rural Development, Innovation and Agri-Food Training ( DGDRIFA). Total investment: €591,232.64; Body responsible for the content of this publication: beneficiary members of the SUPERFOOD BIOTECH supra-autonomous operational group.


AP-WASTE It is an innovative project subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food through the PNDR (National Rural Development Program 2014-2020).

This project is rated with 98 points out of 100, is the project number 1 of the call that will develop Biotechnological Tools for the biodegradation of single-use agricultural plastics.

A consortium formed by SIGFITO AGROENVASES, ASAJA, REPSOL, ITENE, CSIC and the Miguel Hernández University of Elche y que cuenta con el apoyo técnico de IRIS TECHNOLOGIES, PROTEINSECTA and ASETAGA, will develop in the next 20 months a demonstrative technical experience in which several specific combinations of INSECTS and MICROORGANISMS will biodegrade LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENES until they are converted into various products with high added value (BIOFERTILIZERS, STRUCTURAL PROTEINS, BIOMATERIALS).

This project is a PIONEERING NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL level, so large corporations, consumer groups and eco-industries will be able to obtain the necessary data to develop activities of: withdrawal, pretreatment, NON-energy recovery and generation of high-quality products and co-products. added economic value.

The REAL POTENTIAL for valorizing this waste that is causing so many environmental problems in our farmland and its natural environments is high, which is why AP WASTE is intended to be a technically and economically validated demonstration experience for farmers and green industries.

A Project financed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (within the framework of the National Rural Development Program 2014-2020, for the year 2019) and 100% co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Europe invest on rurals zones

Total amount of aid 558.011,15€

The members of the project are the organizations responsible for the content and the General Directorate of Rural Development, Innovation and Agri-Food Training (DGDRIFA), is the managing authority in charge of the application of the corresponding FEADER and national aid.