Optimal climate for insect farms
It is the mission of Inno+ to provide optimum climate conditions worldwide with innovative air cleaning and energy recovery solutions. This allows production animals to perform optimally all year round. With 20 years’ experience in this field. It is our goal to help our customers in the insect world, build sustainable insect farms that minimise the cost of production and impact on the environment.
Helping insect producers reduce carbon footprint
Farmers are faced with the challenge of reducing odour, ammonia emissions, energy consumption and greenhouse gases from their farms. The same will apply within the insect sector where emissions from production can make it prohibitive to build insect farms in locations where environmental impact is high. At the same time, the demand for air quality in production requires high consumption of energy that can become costly. For this reason, Inno+ have developed a concept to address these challenges.
Two stage air scrubbing with energy recovery
Involves a chemical air scrubber designed to lower emissions from 50 ppm ammonia down to 2 ppm with a 95% reduction. Connected to this is our Triple EEE energy recovery system, built to deliver warm water to pre conditioning inlets. This means that during cold periods we can bridge the gap from -10 to +10 ⁰C, using thermal energy from the insect rooms via the air scrubber. Triple EEE is a very efficient way to provide lower levels of thermal energy to each house. Delivering a COP of 40-50, means 1kw of electricity delivers 40-50kw of thermal energy.
Involves a water scrubber with a heat pump attached, delivering additional energy. This makes sure that the pre-heated air reaches the required climate condition for the larvae (up to 30 ⁰C). The water stage of air scrubbing has the additional benefit of further reducing the odour levels from production.
Two steps in one
Both stages in the process are connected by a scrubber hood, that steers the air from stage one to stage two. This means we deliver a seamless process of air cleaning and energy recovery.
One of the advantages of this modular approach is that it can be scaled depending on the size of production and the number of buildings and amount of exhaust air being produced. For instance if production involves the need for 8 rooms, then we can very easily connect the right amount of units to each room and redirect the thermal energy to the point it is required. Namely the air inlets.
In order to monitor and control the total process Inno+ has developed a data logging system. Using a dashboard, the process can be followed continuously; with energy saving and performance of the air scrubber being monitored at all times. This information can then be use to prove insect production is environmentally sustainable and help with your licence to produce.
Better insect solutions
Inno+ is part of the BIS consortium of companies that comprises of parent and sister companies Big Dutchman and Skov. The aim of the team is to deliver a scalable production platform for insect farming and to work with partners focussed on providing a solution for optimal performance.
Key elements to this are:
- Climate systems
- Feed systems
- Frass handling
- Air scrubbing
- Energy recovery
- Crate handling
- Information management and data analysis
The BIS group through Big Dutchman and Skov have a global presence with, 48 Regional offices, 200 Dealers and service partners. We offer production consultancy, site design, lab and field testing with of course our own manufacturing and service support.
For more information about BIS please contact:
Henrik Voight: email@example.com
Phone: +45 22 71 25 71