The BioCycle is an initiative focussed on the development of commercially viable and scalable sanitation ventures using bioconversion technologies (primarily Black Soldier Fly based) to convert human faecal waste into valuable products for use in smallholder agriculture.
BioCycle provides both improved sanitation for informal settlements and more affordable animal feeds and soil enriching products at a local community level, reducing transportation costs and localising income-generating opportunities.
University of Stellenbosch
The University of Stellenbosch is AgriProtein’s research partner. Sponsored Masters and PhD level students provide input to cutting edge research in the innovative field of nutrient recycling and animal nutrition under the guidance of the University.
Stellenbosch University is among South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output and rated scientists. It has almost 30,000 students based over five campuses in one of South Africa’s most beautiful towns.
AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund)
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) under the Chairmanship of Kofi Annan hosts the AECF. The AECF is a US$ 207m challenge fund capitalized by donors including the Danish, British, Swedish and Australian Governments, to stimulate private sector entrepreneurs in Africa and managed by KPMG.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
AgriProtein is a proud partner of the Gates sanitation solutions network in Africa, and together with the Biocycle is deeply involved with the re-invent the toilet challange.
In 2012, AgriProtein was delighted to receive financial assistance from the Gates foundation through www.sanitationventures.com to support its work in some of the poorest areas of Africa, and innovative insect based, protein and waste solutions.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation see equal value in all lives. And are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. From the education of students in Chicago, to the health of a young mother in Nigeria, they are catalysts of human promise everywhere.
Technology Innovation Agency
South Africa's Technology Innovation Agency was created to stimulate and intensify innovation in order to improve economic growth, and as a result positively impact on the lives of South Africans, through technology. AgriProtein are extremely proud of their partnership with TIA and are grateful for their support through our early development and commercialisation phases.