Humanity’s fish and meat consumption has tripled in the last 50 years.

Current protein production methods are unsustainable for the growing population.

It takes 2.5kg of feed to make a kilogram of fowl. Global livestock production is expected to increase by 75% by 2030. There’s one major problem–arable land can only increase by 20%.

Overfishing impacts entire ecosystems–8% of annual fishing mass consists of bycatch. Aquaculture consumes 75% of the global fish meal production. We feed fish to fish.
Significant land areas, which could be used for farming or horticulture are used to grow feedstock. More than 30% of global arable land today is already dedicated to animal feed production.

Producing meat requires land that we may not have.

If we don’t act, we may not be able to produce the extra 100,000,000 tons of animal protein needed annually by 2050.

There is a way to make enough protein for the feed and aquaculture industries without harming our planet.

Insects are an efficient way to solve the world’s protein dependency. Insect-based protein meals are scientifically-proven substitutes for existing feed ingredients.

The Black Solder Fly feeds only in its larval form, which means adults are not potential disease carriers and require no particular care. Adult females can lay up to 1,000 eggs.

Once hatched, larvae feed voraciously and can convert 60% of organic waste into protein, lipid-rich body mass and other useful substances before reaching maturity in only 12 days — having increased their weight 9,000 times.

We build our factories near agro-industrial sources.

This removes long-distance transportation which further reduces our carbon footprint. As we expand globally, our factories will be closer to aquafeed producers too.

Our fertilizer uses no additional energy and can be reused locally with minimal transportation.

Most chemical fertilizers are made from fossil fuels. Ours isn’t—making it another of our sustainable and environmentally friendly products.

We don’t need arable land to produce more Black Soldier Flies.

Vertical farming uses far less land overall than traditional protein production methods. This limits land use and dependency compared to traditional feed production methods adopted worldwide.

Insect protein helps save aquatic life and ocean biodiversity.

Aquaculture is on the increase. Fish-in-fish-out ratios will soon become unsustainable. Using insect meal instead of fish meal can help preserve our wild fish and the ecosystems they support.

A zero-waste circular economy.

Our circular economy turns organic agro-industry ‘waste’ into animal proteins with the help of the Black Soldier Fly. The frass of these insects is also a low-carbon-footprint fertilizer that reintroduces the various micro-elements that agricultural production removes.

The result – A completely closed cycle that helps achieve several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Our technology helps achieve five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).