The aim of this project is to contribute to novel protein provision for feed and food in Europe by overcoming the remaining barriers for increasing the economic viability of the insect value chain.

The overall project objective is to test, pilot and demonstrate recently developed technologies, products and processes, to recognise a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL). The project focuses on these crucial activities, as well as living labs and workshops with stakeholders in the insect protein supply chain for feed and food.

These actions provide the necessary knowledge and data for actors in the insect value chain to decrease the cost price of insect products, process insects more efficiently and market insect protein applications in animal feed and regular human diets that are safe and sustainable. This will pave the way for further upscaling and commercialisation of the European insect sector, resulting in a replacement of animal protein by insect protein of 10% in animal feed and of 20% in human diets, and a thousand fold increase in both production volumes and jobs in 2025.

SUStainable INsect CHAIN (SUSINCHAIN) is a project funded with a grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. The new European research project SUSINCHAIN is started on October 1st 2019.



  • Project NameSUStainable INsect CHAIN
  • Project AcronymSUSINCHAIN
  • Grant Agreement Number861976
  • FundingEuropean Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme
  • TopicLC-SFS-17-2019 - Alternative proteins for food and feed
  • Total Budget8,68 Million €
  • Start Date1 October 2019
  • End Date30 September 2023
  • CoordinationStichting Wageningen Research, Netherlands