Our technology combines automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning to bring world-leading efficiencies to protein production.
1. WASTE COLLECTION
We collect pre-consumer organic food waste such as spent grain from local breweries or used grounds from local coffee roasters.
The waste is fed to our Black Soldier Fly larvae in our indoor, environmentally controlled environment and in just six days the Black Soldier Fly larvae consume the organic waste, converting it into high-protein body mass. For each 100kg of food waste consumed by the larvae, 20kg of nutrients is produced.
3. LARVAE SEPARATION
We separate the live insects from the waste material they produce during bioconversion. This material is known as frass (the insects excrement) and is then used by food producers as a natural fertiliser to aid plant growth.
4. INSECT PROTEIN
At the stage of harvesting, the insects are 45% - 65% protein containing many essential amino acids. The insects are then processed into a flour ready for distribution. 1% of the insect population harvested are nurtured specifically into adults to begin the breeding and egg production processes again, delivering an entirely circular production process.
5. THE FEED MARKET
We supply protein flour to the feed companies who combine this with other products to manufacture feed pellets to feed farmed animals such as salmon. The frass (natural fertiliser) is supplied to industrial farms to grow food crops for human consumption such as barley and wheat, enabling the entire food production cycle to be repeated.