ABOUT US & WHAT WE DO

FreezeM is developing a novel technology for large-scale insect freezing to improve the use of insects as protein source for animal feed.

 

Our products will enable overcoming some of the major limitations of using insects as protein source, including availability, cost and regulatory limitations.

Meet the black soldier fly (BSF)

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an excellent source of sustainable protein for aqua culture, animal feed, and pet and human nutrition. First, they are rich with nutrients: The nutritional content of the Black Soldier Fly Larvae flour is extremely high – 40% protein and 46% fat. 

Second, No additional water is required for their large-scale rearing. Third, they grow rapidly on organic waste. And forth, they do not oppose any environmental threat: the BSF is not considered a pest or a vector for the spread of disease.

INSECT PROTEIN PRODUCTION LIMITATIONS

There are several limitation with the current process of insect protein production

Large scale rearing of adults flies

Continuous and large-scale growing of flies on each site is required. 

Adult fly growth constitute 50% of the total factory cost.

Logistics

transporting tons of organic waste to the factories. Generation of 1 ton larvae flour needs 10 tons of organic waste for feeding.

Our Patent Pending Solutions

We, at FreezeM, freeze insects. We are developing novel methods for revivable freezing and defrosting of beneficial organisms.  By freezing the fly eggs we are able to pause its life cycle. This enables us to create for the first time stocks of frozen insects which can be supplied worldwide upon demand

Our products include

Freezing the BSF

We are developing novel methods for freezing the fly eggs and condensing them in large quantities for easy defrost on organic waste. The defrosted eggs will develop into larvae which will eat the waste and rapidly increase their mass. The grown larvae will be harvested and processed into protein meal. We are utilizing two different approaches for enabling the freezing and defrosting of the fly– one approach is based on a chemical protocol and the other on manipulation of the fly metabolism

Insect Bomb

The frozen flies are tightly packed in a “bomb” which can be shipped worldwide to organic waste concentrations. There, upon demand, the eggs will defrost and develop into larvae.

Road Map

We plan to apply our technology on other insect species which are used either as biological control agents or as a protein source for the food industry

Our Team

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VP R&D and Co-Founder
Yoav Politi

B.Sc in biology with an emphasis on biotechnology, Tel Aviv University. M.Sc. and currently at the final stages of Ph.D. at the Weizmann institute, studying the paternal mitochondrial degradation after fertilization in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

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CTO and Co-Founder
Idan Alyagor

BSc in life sciences in the special research program at Tel Aviv University. Currently at my last year of the direct PhD track at the Weizmann Institute of Science, studying neuronal remodeling during development. In my research, I use the neurons of Drosophila melanogaster as a model system, focusing on both the genetic and the transcription levels. We revealed a hierarchical transcription factors network that governs developmental axon remodeling.

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CEO and Co-Founder
Yuval Gilad, PhD

B.Sc in biology with an emphasis on biotechnology, Tel Aviv University. M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Weizmann institute, studying protein-protein interactions within the programmed cell death network. Co-founder of Biobuy.co.il, Work experience at Matrix Ltd.

Get In Touch



Contact Us For Collaborations, Questions Or To Say Hi

Our Offices in Israel :

Rehovot Israel
Email: Yoav@freeze-em.com

Phone: +972-52-3589060