Fresh and dried larvae

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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Sustainable proteins and oils

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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Organic, natural fertilizer

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

Processing of organic residues

until now kg

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

Production of fresh larvae

until now tons

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

Extraction of natural fertilizer

until now tons

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

High quality pet food refinement

until now tons

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

Unsere erfüllten Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Wir fördern mit unserer hochautomatisierten Insektenzuchtanlage Innovation, denn wir schaffen eine komplett neue Technologie und fördern Know-how. Wir sind in mehrere lokale Forschungsprojekte involviert, wie mit dem BioZ Bündnis, dem Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Biomasse (DBFZ) und der Universität Leipzig. Unsere Produkte sind extrem innovativ und nachhaltig. Wir betreuen Abschlussarbeiten und fördern hier ebenfalls Innovation und Forschung. Wir stärken die Industrie durch die Realisierung weiterer vollautomatischer Industrieanlagen.

Unsere Maßnahmen für den Klimaschutz: unsere tägliche Arbeit. Wir produzieren ressourcenschonend in regionaler Kreislaufwirtschaft. Wir sparen Methan und CO2, da die organischen Reststoffe, welche wir als Futter weiterverwerten, nicht vergären oder verbrannt werden. Diese kommen aus einem Umkreis von nur 50km. Hier sparen wir ebenfalls Ressourcen, da unsere Transportwege sehr klein sind Im Gegensatz zum Import von herkömmlichen Proteinquellen aus weit entfernten Gebieten.

Aus einem Großteil von wildgefangenem Fisch wird Fischmehl produziert, welches vor allem in der Aquakultur benutzt wird. Durch die Substitution von Fischmehl mit unserem regional produziertem Insektenprotein schützen wir aktiv Fischbestände und setzen uns ein für die Biodiversität unter Wasser.

Unsere Produktion benutzt sehr wenig Fläche, denn wir produzieren nach dem Vertikal Farming Prinzip: unsere Schiffscontainer können nach oben gebaut werden. Insektenprotein braucht weniger Ressourcen um 1kg Protein zu produzieren als konventionelle Proteinquellen. Durch die Substitution von Soja mit Insektenprotein verhindern wir Waldrodung zur Gewinnung von Ackerflächen.  

Why in­sects?

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.