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Nasekomo Revolution

We deploy the principles of circular economy and have a zero-waste production

Nasekomo drives circular economy by transforming organic agro-industry by-products into animal proteins through Black Soldier Fly (BSF) insect farming.  The frass produced by the insect is an organic low-carbon-footprint fertilizer. Furthermore, it also prevents the impoverishment of soil by re-injecting in the ground various micro-elements taken for the local agricultural coproduction.

Nasekomo lowers the carbon footprint of the feed industry

We aim to build our factories next or in close proximity to agro-industrial sources of feed for our BSF larvae. Eliminating the need for long-distance transportation significantly decreases the carbon footprint of our production. Furthermore, as we plan to build our factories around the world, they will be also closer to aquafeed producers globally, allowing them to benefit from locally-available protein sources.

The frass is a fertilizer which unlike chemical fertilizers is produced without additional use of energy, and is reused locally with limited transportation.

Nasekomo provides an alternative to fossil fuel based fertilizers

The main fossil fuel impact in our production comes from one of our products – the fertilizer. It replaces traditional chemical fertilizers, which are made from fossil fuels. Thus, our production provides an additional sustainable and environmentally friendly product.

We deploy vertical farming to limit land use

Our solution does not require arable land, and due to vertical farming takes up far less land than traditional protein production methods.

Our products naturally improve animal health

Studies show that insect fat fraction has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities that improve animal digestive track health. Furthermore, depending on the animal (fish species included), the chitin is also an immunity enhancer – it enhances the growth of beneficial intestinal microbiota with positive effects on performance and health.

We help preserve the biodiversity and keep the value chain plastic free

Salmon and shrimp FIFO ratio (fish-in-fish-out) for 1kg weight gain is 3.16kg and 1.4kg of wild fish respectively. With the expected growth in aquaculture, such ratios will quickly become unsustainable, and lead to wild fish stock depletion. By using insect meal, instead of fish meal, our oceans’ biodiversity could be preserved not only in terms of the wild fish saved, but also in terms of the eco systems they support.

Why Insects

The Problem: The world needs more proteins

Global fish and meat consumption is on the rise due to growing population and incrase in income. However, current protein production practices are not sustainable and facing a number of problems:

Insects are an efficient solution

Research shows that insect-based protein meals can partially or completely substitute existing feed stock

Fast and highly efficient reproduction

Insects reproduce fast and are very efficient in gaining body mass, thus minimizing protein production costs. Specifically, an adult female of our insect of choice, the Black Soldier fly can lay up to 1000 eggs. During its lifecycle, the fly feeds only in its larval form, which means that the adult flies are not potential carriers of diseases and do not require particular care.

60% of organic waste is converted in 2 weeks

In less than two weeks, insects can convert 60% of organic waste into proteins, lipids and other useful substances in a local loop. After hatching the larvae feed voraciously, converting waste into protein and lipid-rich body mass. The BSF larvae reach maturity in only 12 days during which time they increase their weight 9000 times.

Environmental goals

Our insect production helps achieve several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

  • 12 Responsible consumption and production

    We use the principles of circular economy to responsibly upcycle agro-industry by-products into animal protein, oil and fertilizer.

  • 14 Life below water

    Our proteins are an alternative to fish meal, which is produced from wild fish caught in our oceans. Thus, inclusion of more insect meal into animal feed will help preserve biodiversity and preserve the ecosystems supported by wildfish.

  • 13 Climate action

    Nasekomo’s production limits the carbon footprint of the feed industry and provides an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers.

  • 2 Zero hunger

    We use vertical farming to reduce the land needed for our production. This land can then be used to grow crops to feed the increasing number of people on the planet.