The INSECTA 2017 as International Symposium on Insects as Feed, Food and Non-Food was jointly organized by PPM and ATB on September 7.and 8. 2017. More than 250 attendees from research and industry got an overview of the newest developments in the field of insect technology in more than 40 lectures and by numerous scientific posters. Outstanding lectures were given, among others by Harry Aiking (Food sustainability and the protein puzzle: Different resources and disciplines), Thomas Potthast (Ethical perspectives on using insects for industrial food and non-food applications) and Andreas Vilcinskas (Immunity of farmed insects: Basic and applied aspects) as keynotes. In addition to an excellent scientific program and reports from the producing industry, the coffee breaks and especially the dinner in the dinosaur world of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, gave the opportunity to discuss with the experts about the utilization of insects in the near future.



Insects production systems

  • Rearing substrate optimisation
  • Established production systems
  • Mass rearing systems, industrialization
  • Automation

Application of insects as feed

  • Nutrient composition
  • Use for pets, in aquaculture and for farm animals
  • Feed safety

Utilization of insects as food

  • Processing and fractionation
  • Use in gastronomy and food retailing
  • Food safety

Evaluation of the use of insects

  • Consumer acceptance
  • Ecologic and economic assessment
  • Status of legislation
  • Ethical issues

Non-food applications of insects

  • Insect biotechnology
  • Biopolymers
  • Waste management systems


Program INSECTA-2017


Picture gallery



Image credits: „Rumposch/ATB“



Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg e.V. (PPM)
Berliner Chaussee 66, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany
Dr. Thomas Piofczyk, Franziska Ulrich
Phone: +49-391-8189-131/180

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V. (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Dr. Birgit Rumpold
Phone: +49-331-5699-627

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