We only use byproducts and residual materials from our region within a radius of 50km as feed for our larvae.

During the two-week mast, our insects transform these residue materials in high quality proteins and get dried afterwards.

Our natural fertilizer is an unbeatable sustainable product which consists 100% of the feed of our insects.

Our achieved goals for sustainable development

We promote innovation with our highly automated insect breeding facility, because we create a completely new technology and promote know-how. We are involved in several local research projects, such as with the BioZ Bündnis, the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ) and the University of Leipzig. Our products are extremely innovative and sustainable. We supervise final theses and promote innovation and research here as well. We strengthen the industry by realizing further fully automated industrial plants.

Our climate actions: Our daily work. We produce in a resource-conserving manner in a regional closed-loop economy. We save methane and CO2, because the organic residues, which we recycle as feed, are not fermented or burned. These come from a radius of only 50km. Here we also save resources, because our transport distances are very short in contrast to the import of conventional protein sources from far away areas.

A large part of wild-caught fish is used to produce fishmeal, which is mainly used in aquaculture. By substituting fishmeal with our regionally produced insect protein, we actively protect fish stocks and advocate for underwater biodiversity.

Our production uses very little land, because we produce according to the vertical farming principle: our shipping containers can be built upwards. Insect protein requires fewer resources to produce 1kg of protein than conventional protein sources. By substituting soy with insect protein, we avoid clearing forests to obtain arable land. 

By degreasing our dried larvae we get sustainable protein flour. Our insect fat is a regional substitute for palm oil.

madebymade makes an important contribution to a sustainable and resource saving circular economy by breeding and reproducing the black soldier fly.

Our high quality protein flour and our oil have versatile use cases in the animal feed industry. Additionally, our insect fat is a regional substitute for palm oil.

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Our larvae are the natural source of food for many living beings. Small animals as well as pets pleasure themselves in our nutritious and rich in protein treats.

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Our fertilizer is probably the most sustainable fertilizer worldwide. Its high concentration of organic substances has a hummus enriching effect and its nutrients stimulate growth.

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There is a steady increase of demand for proteins on a global scale. In order to meet this demand, the usage of alternative sources of protein for human and animal feed is essential. Insects serve as a valuable alternative to conventional protein sources, such as fish flour and soy because they can be produced in a more climate friendly manner, using less resources such as space, water and food.

Which insects do you use?

The black soldier fly (BSF)
This fly has certain caracteristics, which make it a perfect fit for the industrial farming. The larvaes feed on almost any organic residue. Additionally, their reproduction cycle is very fast. The production itself takes place in old, unused storehouses. This means, that no fertile agricultural land has to be used. Also, the larave only feed on organic residues, that would otherwise not be used – no waste is been produced in the process.

Where can i find you?

Our current production plant is located in the south of Leipzig, in Pegau.

To be exact:

madebymade GmbH

Löbener Weg 7

04523 Pegau

Can i come by to visit the pilot plant?

Unfortunately, without contacting us before hand, it is not possible. However, you can send us an e-mail or call, let us know your enquiry and we try to arrange an appointement where applicable.

Where do the insects, that you produce, come from?

We breed these flies here locally ourselves. The whole reproduction cycle, from the egg until the fly, completely takes place here in saxony.

Are humas also able to eat the insect protein?

Theoretically, yes. Insects is on other cultures in the world like Mexiko or Thailand part of the normal daily diet. However, not in the form of pouder or flour but rather the insect as a whole. The insect flour itself can also be used for baking for example. We do hope that in future, the general acceptance for the consumption of insects will rise furtherly. Our industrial plant will only focus on insects as a feed, but in combination with a higher acceptance of the product, our insects could be used for human consumption in future as well.

Do you use chemicals in your production? In how far can you label your product „organic“?

No, we do not use chemicals in the production process. After the production some working products need to be desinfected, which is stated in the la wand contributes to the product security. Our aim is to design all of our processes as sustainable and environmental gentle as possible. There are numerous factors that need to be taken into consideration to achieve a certification. For this reason, there is no „organic“ certification as of right now.

May i join you?

Of course! Have a look at our open vacancies.