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Insect-Based Nutrition: Revolutionizing Animal Feed in Latin America

In a strategic move to revolutionize the animal nutrition landscape in Latin America, Sumitomo Corporation do Brasil S.A. has announced a joint investment in Cyns, a pioneering biotechnology company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This investment marks a significant milestone in the development of sustainable insect-based animal nutrition and presents compelling opportunities for market growth and environmental impact.



Unlocking the Potential of Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Farming

  1. Sustainable Innovation: Cyns has been at the forefront of sustainable insect-based animal nutrition in South America since 2015. The company's specialization in BSF farming has led to the development of high-quality products, particularly in the form of BSF ingredients used in pet foods available in Brazil's largest retail outlets.

  2. Strategic Partnerships: The joint investment from Sumitomo Corporation do Brasil S.A. and Lambarin Investimentos signifies a pivotal moment for Cyns. This partnership not only provides financial support but also opens doors for expanded commercial operations in the Americas and globally, enabling the company to scale production to meet the demands of the business.

  3. Regulatory Approval and Unique Rearing System: Cyns' achievement of regulatory approval for producing and marketing BSF-based ingredients in Brazil underscores its pioneering position in the industry. The company's unique, cost-competitive horizontal BSF rearing system, situated in the prominent agtech valley of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, leverages Brazil's naturally-suitable conditions and sustainable food byproduct streams to achieve high bioconversion rates with minimal HVAC requirements.


Insect Animal Feed Market Unwinded
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Market Implications and Growth Opportunities

  1. Environmental Impact: Insect-based nutrition offers a compelling solution to reduce the carbon footprint of animal nutrition, aligning with the global push for sustainability. With significantly lower carbon intensity compared to plant and animal-based ingredients, insect-based ingredients can contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of pet food and animal feed by at least 60% to 70% or more.

  2. Expansion and New Markets: The new investment will support Cyns' plans to establish a new BSF rearing facility capable of producing 1,000 MT of BSF meal per year. This expansion aims to reach new markets, including dog and cat food, aquaculture, and monogastric livestock in Brazil and Latin America. Furthermore, the upcoming Series A investment round in 2026 is expected to further expand production capacity in Brazil and internationally, presenting substantial growth prospects.



Strategic Partnership and Commercial Opportunities: Application Development and R&D

Sumitomo Corporation do Brasil's commercial partnership agreement with Cyns positions the former to lead application development, research and development, and marketing of Cyns' products in the Americas region. This collaboration not only fosters innovation but also presents commercial opportunities in the rapidly evolving animal nutrition market.


In conclusion, the joint investment in Cyns represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of sustainable animal nutrition in Latin America. With a focus on environmental sustainability, innovative rearing systems, and strategic partnerships, Cyns is poised to drive significant market growth and shape the future of animal feed production in the region. As we witness this transformative development, it's evident that the convergence of biotechnology, sustainability, and strategic investment is paving the way for a new era in animal nutrition, offering promising prospects for investors and stakeholders alike.


Stay tuned with Market Unwinded for more insightful analysis and strategic foresight into the evolving landscape of sustainable investments and market trends.


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