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The Manna MIND Gen2

A world’s first technology that enables converting any kind of space into an automatically climate-controlled and – optimized insect farming facility.

The Finnish agritech company Manna Insect’s solution – the Manna MIND – enables insect farming to be operated as a completely standalone setup even in rural farms, remote islands and fish farms, or can be set up in a factory backyard or supermarket parking lot.

Farming of black soldier fly with Manna Insect’s solution requires minimal human input and workload, only approx. 6 hours for the 10-day growth period, which makes the whole insect production process extremely cost efficient and thus profitable for a farmer.


Manna Insect
“The first generation of Manna MIND was tailored for 20ft sea containers and proved that we can deploy solutions all over the world with locally available materials and equipment. We’ve shipped and installed Manna MIND units with clients on five continents during the first year of sales. Still, the cost of building the container is often too much for a chicken farmer in Kenya or a fish farmer in Indonesia, and we wanted to reach out to this enormous market segment with our new solution. The new Gen2 version is more versatile, smaller and has more features than the 1st generation MIND.”
CEO and founder Ykä Marjanen.


Manna Insect MIND Gen2
Inside the MIND Gen2

Manna MIND Gen2 is the world’s first of its kind from multiple aspects. First of all, it is the first such solution in the world that works on all electricity inputs from 110 to 220 to 430 V. It is extremely energy efficient and consumes less than 1kW (Manna 20ft shipping container reference setup), that allows using solar panels to operate the facility.

It is also the first climatization solution in the insect farming industry that is facility independent, meaning that the facility doesn’t have to be of a certain size, but can be suited to operate different size facilities efficiently. It is designed for small local operations upcycling from 5 tn to 200 tn of biowaste in a month from one site.



  • AI-powered BSF-optimized control algorithms for continuous automatic environment optimization
  • Any voltage level equipment supported from 110V to 430V (worldwide coverage)
  • Up to 8 different types of equipment are supported for optimizing all insect production phases
  • Optimized power consumption based on weather prediction and BSF conditions (less than <1 kW continuous power in a 20ft shipping container sized module)
  • Can be used for breeding, nursing or rearing of insects, or all in the same space
  • Connected to Manna Cloud for 24/7 real-time monitoring and remote control, but also works as a stand-alone solution if the connection is offline for days
  • Measures and stores all relevant metrics with Manna’s custom sensor module (temperature, humidity, CO2, CO, NH3, NO2, O2)
  • Detects and reports any issues with the equipment, intelligent alarms notify operator of any issues


Manna Insect farming App

For more information about Manna Insect , please read pages 29-30 of Beta Buzz #4 – The MUST-HAVE Insect Farming Publication

Alternatively, for more information about MANNA INSECT and their MIND Gen2 technology, please visit the website www.mannainsect.com or contact yka.marjanen@mannainsect.com