AgriProtein is pioneering waste-to-nutrient recycling technology to up-cycle organic waste into high-protein animal feed using fly larvae. The world’s biggest fly-farmer, it builds and operates its own fly-factories and licences set-up and operation by others.
How it works
- Organic food waste is transported to a fly-factory for processing
- Bred on an industrial scale, the flies produce larvae
- Larvae are fed on organic waste, recycling the nutrients into protein
- Larvae are dried and milled to produce insect meal
- Safe, natural, cost-effective alternative to fishmeal and a higher protein alternative to soybean meal
- 100% sustainable feed for the aquaculture, farming and pet food industries
- MagMeal™ is a 55% protein, 100% sustainable natural organic animal feed
- MagOil™ is a versatile, natural, omega-rich oil for use in feeds
- MagSoil™ is a high-quality compost for use in farming and horticulture
- 8.5 billion – Flies used in a standard AgriProtein factory
- 250 tonnes – Organic waste processed per factory per day
- 5,000 tonnes – MagMeal™ produced per year
- 2,000 tonnes – MagOil™ produced per year
Top 10 Facts about the BSF (BLACK Soldier Fly)
- The Latin name for the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) is Hermetia illucens.
- Unlike houseflies, BSFs avoid human habitations and are not considered pests.
- Unlike houseflies, adult BSFs do not have working mouthparts, so do not cycle between food sources and egg laying sites.
- This means they can’t bite and don’t spread disease.
- The BSF life cycle is short: 2 weeks as a larva, 2 weeks pupating and 4-5 days as an adult.
- The adult’s only role is to find a mate and lay eggs.
- After mating in mid-air, the female lays 500 eggs at a time which hatch after 3-4 days.
- In 18 days, 1g of eggs grows into 5.7kg of larvae.
- BSF larvae thrive in a wide range of organic matter.
- BSF larvae have been shown to fight disease-causing pathogens such as coli.