Protiberia, a solution for transforming the world of food


We are a bioeconomy company focused on innovating sustainable technology and production processes centred around the Tenebrio molitor insect, to produce high-quality protein for human and animal nutrition, as well as biofertilizers for agricultural use.

About us

Our Story

Every new project is sparked by need and fuelled by passion...

Our story begins in Villamalea, Albacete, where we, childhood friends, wanted to make efficient use of an inactive mushroom warehouse. So, faithful to our principle of protecting the environment, we decided to take on a project that would TRULY transform the way we consume.

We started with some important questions. How were we going to manage to feed a growing population with increasingly limited natural resources? How would we produce a high-quality protein while respecting the environment?

We listened to conversations, asked questions and investigated alternatives. Eventually, we realised that insects, specifically the Tenebrio molitor, or mealworm, need to be part of the solution.

And that's how it all started. Today, Tenebrio molitor is already a rich source of protein, and at Protiberia we are convinced that it will be even more valuable in the future as the world demands sustainable options that also respect nature.

In addition, Protiberia is committed to the local and circular economy, providing rural Spain with responsible economic resources. Our model is scalable, and extending this model globally can be done while protecting and supporting the environment.

The project was founded by four partners who not only share values but who also complement each other in various fields: business management, internationalisation, research and agri-food production.

Our team is 100% committed, because we have a lot at stake… the world of tomorrow!

See how we do it

Our Values

Technological innovation

Today there is no need to keep doing things the same old way. At Protiberia we investigate, collaborate with other entities and develop our own technology to achieve the best possible result.

Respect for the environment

Our guiding principle is to respect nature with a circular and sustainable model in which all resources are used without generating waste. Both the process and the product obtained from the breeding of the mealworm are 100% natural.

Social commitment

We are committed to the local economy, where we generate employment in rural, depopulated Spain. Our inclusion policy informs our hiring decisions, and we have the firm intention of leaving the world a better place than we found it.


Nothing we do is left to chance. Our processes are rigorously studied and comply with the corresponding European and health regulations.

We have our own warehouses and facilities where we research and develop the most efficient technology for the breeding and transformation of Tenebrio molitor in its expanding variety of applications.

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Do you want to know who is behind this project?

We are a team of nonconformists with the desire to shake things up. We firmly believe that it depends on us to make the world a little better every day.

Ana González, CEO Manager General
Ana González
General Manager
Ana María Motilla, Responsable de Producción
Ana María Motilla
Production Manager
Sheila Moral, Biología I+D
Sheila Moral
Research & Development Biologist
Jose Luis González, responsable I+D Protiberia
Jose Luis González
Research & Development Manager
Victoria Giráldez, Biología I+D
Victoria Giráldez
Research & Development Biologist
Manuel Pérez, Ingeniería I+D
Manuel Pérez
Research & Development Engineer

We Stand Together

Alone we are a drop, but together we become an ocean.

For this reason, we join companies, institutions and universities to achieve, in partnership, an efficient and sustainable way of feeding the society of the future.

Contact us to learn how you can join Protiberia in ensuring a better tomorrow