BLACK SOLDIER FLY

Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) feed voraciously on organic waste and efficiently convert it to protein. 


Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens; BSF) are non-pest, non-pathogenic and do not bite/sting. Adults only consume water, resulting in a high amount of protein and fat storage during larvae stage.

Protein & Fats

BSFL contain high levels of protein and fats, providing a high quality source of alternative protein that can substitute soybean meal and fishmeal used in poultry and aquaculture feed. They have been fed to livestock successfully in other countries such as the Netherlands and USA.

Farming System

BSF require very little space to grow and breed. This allows us to easily grow them in an ethical and environmentally-friendly manner.


We are looking to set up our farms in multiple cities in a decentralized manner: having a centralized insect breeding facility in each city which can provide  BSF eggs to multiple, decentralized waste processing units sprawled across the city where the larvae will be reared on local urban organic waste.  

ISSUE

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Global population to reach 9.8 million by 2050.

Urbanisation and affluence increases alongside growing population, increasing demand for protein and the production of waste. The puts the sustainability of the agricultural systems under greater stress.

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Intense Agriculture Demand

Growing population and demand for animal protein increases the pressure on feed crop production. There is acute pressure on global land and water resources with 30% of all arable land already used to grow animal feed and 25% of all sea caught fish used for fishmeal. Large amount of environmental damages are caused from unsustainable land management practices and the over harvesting of marine fish.

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Global municipal solid waste projected to grow to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050.

Approximately 60% of urban solid waste in India is organic, typically consisting of vegetable, food and other debris that degrade rapidly. In just Bengaluru, about 3,000 tonnes of organic waste is generated everyday. Rotting organic waste emits methane which is 23 times as potent as CO2 as a greenhouse gas. It also contaminates soil, air and water systems and are breeding ground for diseases. 

It grows increasingly important to create a more sustainable form of agriculture and reduce the amount of waste produced. BSF are a sustainable solution as they consume organic waste and convert it to high quality protein. They provide an effective and efficient solution to help reduce the agricultural environment pressure, meet the increased demand for protein and reduce the amount of organic waste.