BLACK SOLDIER FLY FARMING
NOT THE SOLUTION FOR EVERYTHING, BUT IT'S CLOSE...
Insect farming, in other words the breeding and fattening of flies or larvae, is the most efficient form of utilising and upgrading organic material so far. However, this does not mean that established processes such as composting or biogas production are to be replaced! Rather, insect farming plays a central role in an overall system of residue utilisation.
We intercept and process food that does not meet the high requirements of the retail market. For this purpose, insect larvae are used. These process fruit, vegetables, bread and a variety of other residues from food production into high-quality proteins and fats, which in turn are fed back into a wide range of industrial sectors. In this way, a real circular economy is achieved through an endless biological cycle.
HOW IT WORKS
Only 3% of the larval mass, the so-called lucky winners, are retained to pupate and eventually reappear as adult flies to maintain the fly colony and provide a sufficient, continuous supply of eggs. The rest of the larvae can be inactivated, dehydrated and separated into its individual fractions, protein and fat, to obtain high-value raw materials. In addition, the dung of the larvae can also be hygenized and peletized to produce nutrient-rich fertilizer.
duality of value creation
What makes BSF farming so unique is its dual value creation. On the one hand, the ecological footprint as well as the disposal costs for the suppliers of organic residues can be significantly reduced. On the other hand, high-quality raw materials are created for the production of hypoallergenic petfood products aswell as various industrial purposes.
In direct comparison to the conventional production of substitutable raw materials, up to 1.6 tonnes of CO2 equivalent can be saved with each tonne of recycled organic material. In addition, raw materials can be produced where they are actually needed. This resolves dependencies overseas suppliers and reduces transport ways significantly.
Upcycling of organic residues into high-quality secondary raw materials not only has an enormous impact on the emissions balance of the companies involved and the protection of the ecosystems affected. Due to the highly efficient technology, insect farming also proves that sustainability and economic efficiency are not contradictory.
It is well known by now that insect farming is probably the most efficient and sustainable form of recovering residual materials. However, by realising a genuine circular economy, it is possible to raise this to a completely new level and even establish completely new standards in comparison to conventional insect farming concepts.
Strong partners are needed to enable rapid expansion within Austria but also in the central European region. We are pleased that we can continue this development together with the engineering team of Christof Global Impact and the University of Applied Sciences Wels as partners for the successive, scientific and methodical development of our processes and business.
Industrialisation is one of the biggest challenges in the expansion phase of new technologies. Due to the geographical proximity, but especially due to the common values, a long-term partnership with the team of Christof Global Impact was established. With comprehensive know-how in the field of plant construction and the realisation of insect farming concepts, all expansion steps can thus be carried out on the basis of high-tech engineering.
The cooperation with FH Wels and in particular Mr. DI Dr. Höglinger began in the early stages of the company’s development and has continued to evolve. We attach great importance to developing talent and giving them the necessary freedom to develop and implement new ideas. Following their professional internships, the students took on long-term tasks to help shape the company’s development in almost all cases.