Success will be the creation of the world’s first ZFIFO – zero fish in to fish out fish farm. When we replicate this on a large scale we will make a material impact on food security and sustainability.
We have worked with some extraordinarily driven and supportive partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Australian and South African Governments. With these and other key partners we have looked at exciting new waste streams that we can process and at how we can positively impact food security and agricultural practices in the developing world.
Programmes dealing with new and alternative waste sources are initially researched, developed and delivered through our subsidiary – The BioCycle. This unit has explored new potential waste streams, including animal manures and even sewerage.
Working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we have spent four years researching, planning and now using our core nutrient recycling technology on more complex waste streams.
The concept is simple and has occurred in nature for millennia. However, the research and processing of larvae reared on alternative waste streams still requires several more years of scientific testing and process development before acceptance for use in animal feeds, closing further gaps in our food chain.