TOWARDS SHORTAGE ?
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 LARVAELarge size:
140 to 200 mg weight, 20 mm length
A very fast growth:
x5’000 within 3 weeks
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...”
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.
Live larvae, frozen larvae, dried larvae
4 experienced founders
...and its location
An industrial home-facility
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.