News / 15 February 2022
Volare CEO in WIRED on meeting the growing demand for sustainable protein
WIRED recently wrote an article on how faster-growing, fatter critters could provide the protein needed to raise more climate-friendly livestock and pets. Volare CEO Tuure Parviainen shared his views on the market for insect protein for the article.
The article opens up ways in which the insect production can become more efficient to meet the growing demand.
Volare's CEO Tuure Parviainen talks about the situation:
“The demand (for insect ingredients) is there, but the production needs to be taken to quite a large scale for the big (pet food and feed) producers to actually start making a product,” CEO of Volare, Tuure Parviainen says. This is just as true for pet food as it is for poultry: The volumes are so huge that big manufacturers aren’t quite ready to go all-in on insects. “The supply is not really there so that they could flip a switch and change ingredients yet,” says Parviainen.
Volare will start building its first industrial scale plant in 2023, which is the first step to increasing the volumes in the Nordics.