Sustainable and circular feed source for the aquaculture industry (RD022)

Aim:

During this project InsPro will build a prototype bioconversion unit (BCU), trial it with our partner retailer, using their food waste to feed Black Solider Fly Larvae (BSFL), and carry out feeding trials at Mere Trout and Sparsholt College using BSFL enriched feed.

Funding Amount:

£212,682

Duration of Project:

18 Months

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Project Summary:

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) technology is well proven, but gaps remain such as the performance of fish fed on a BSF diet in a real-life commercial situation and how to cost effectively access substrate. Inspro’s game-changing and highly disruptive technology seeks to tackle food waste at source through the provision of on-site bioconversion units (BCUs) which take local/on-site food waste as a feed source for Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL). BSFL provide a sustainable alternative to fish meal and soy. This project will demonstrate a highly innovative solution to two key problems: 1) reduction/valorisation of food supply chain waste; reducing linearity, enabling circularity, and 2) requirement for sustainable, competitively priced protein sources which provide more robust food security for a growing global population where quality feed supply present pressure points.

During this project InsPro will build a prototype BCU, trial it with our partner retailer, using their food waste to feed BSFL, and carry out feeding trials at Mere Trout and Sparsholt College using BSFL enriched feed.

STATUS: Ongoing

Project Lead

InsPro Ltd