THE CONTEXT



GLOBALIZED AGRICULTURE
INTO QUESTION

The continuous growth of the world population and the improvement of its life standards raise the demand for meat and fish products.

The sustainability of protein supply for aquaculture and livestock farming is then put into question...

TOWARDS SHORTAGE ?

Urbanization and climate change put pressure on natural resources with tragic consequences: arable land is scarcer, draughts are more common, pollution increases...

A significant part of oceanic fishing is allocated to aquaculture feed, at continuously increasing prices.

WASTED RESOURCES

25% of the global food production is wasted although it is absolutely edible: unsold goods, off-size products...

Agriculture and agro-food industries produce safe and nutritionally rich residues, but undervalued or discarded as waste.

OUR PROJECT

Converting organic residues by insects


• We have chosen hermetia illucens, known as black soldier fly

• We have developed a technical farming method which can be applied to larger scale projects

• Our model is sure, recommended by the FAO and documented by numerous scientific publications

    HERMETIA LARVAE

    Large size:
    140 to 200 mg weight, 20 mm length

    A very fast growth:
    x5’000 within 3 weeks

    Voracious:
    a farm can transform organic residues up to 10 kg/m²/day

    Rich in protein
    (35 to 40% DM) and fat (25 to 35% DM)

HOW DOES IT WORK?



A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION

A “natural” solution

Hermetia illucens larvae have an exceptional nutritional quality.
Dehydrated, it is comparable to fish meal.

Adult flies don’t eat, are not pathogen vectors, don’t transmit parasites and don’t look for contact with other animals.

Black soldier flies come from tropical regions but are to be found on all continents.

Larvae naturally grow on decomposing organic materials.

Thanks to their activities, larvae stop the development of fungi and bacteria on organic residues, and prevent smells and other flies from developing.

Larvae are parts of insectivore fish’s and poultry’s natural diets.

A proven solution

Olivier de Serres – Paris 1600 :
“Verminière: pit… filled with horse manure, animal decomposed bodies and remains intended to grow fly larvae and other insects in order to feed chickens, turkeys, ducks as well as marsh and pond fish...”

Opportunities

A solution to a double-issue: the management of food residues and the production of sustainable proteins for poultry and aquaculture feed. With a world consumption of several million tons of protein meals per year as well as a large availability of food residues, the potential is setting up several thousand insect farms over the world.

A local and environmentally friendly solution, using limited surface, within sustainable and circular economy patterns.




OUR PRODUCTS

             

Live larvae, frozen larvae, dried larvae

THE TEAM

4 experienced founders

Jérôme COSTIL

President
52 years-old, Agro-food Engineer expert in Greentech management

Pierre GODEFROY

Managing Partner
48 years-old, Arts & Métiers Engineer specialized in industrial site management

Jan-François CHAMOUX

Managing Partner
48 years-old, Arts & Métiers Engineer specialized in industrialization of bio-residues treatment

Christophe TRESPEUCH

Managing Partner
40 years-old, Veterinarian specialized in Sustainable animal farming and food-systems

...and its location

An industrial home-facility
MUTATEC is located at SOTRECO industrial facility (close to Avignon and Marseille),
a composting center for organic residues managing 40’000 tons per year,
close to Châteaurenard fruit and vegetable wholesale market
with facilities such as bench tests, workshops, laboratories, and engineers and technicians available for our project.









OUR PARTNERS

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