Entomeal is solving two global problems – waste food and nutrient shortage- by up-cycling discarded food to create sustainable and localy produced animal feed ingredients and natural fertilizer
Entomeal uses traceable waste food products as feedstock to grow high-value, sustainable and ecological protein, oil and natural fertilizer products that are used as ingredients for food productions. Rising global demand for high quality nutrient sources such as fish and poultry is placing increased pressure on food inputs and costs. At the same time, more than 30% of the world’s food supply is sent to landfills, composting operations or waste-to-energy facilities before it reaches the consumer, with a considerable loss of valuable food nutrients.
Entomeal’s natural process provides a sustainable solution to the global waste food problem by using the larvae of a beneficial insect, the Black Soldier Fly, to up-cycle complex nutrients from traceable waste food. After consuming the waste food, which is primarily fruits and vegetables, the insect larvae are harvested and processed into high-value protein and oil commodities. Our nutrient products can be used as feed ingredients for aquaculture, poultry, livestock and pets as substitutes for costly and resource-intensive products such as fishmeal and soybean concentrates.
In addition to natural protein and oil products for animal feed ingredients, our hatchery process also creates an organic natural fertilizer, containing approximately 10% Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potassium (N-P-K). The organic natural fertilizer market is growing rapidly as a substitute for chemical fertilizers and soil conditioner products to support organic and sustainable farm practices, horticulture and home gardening.
Consumes organic waste safely and quickly
Has anti-microbial properties, contributing to disinfection
Is harmless to humans and animals
Is odorless and keeps other insects away
The main processing areas are designated as Feedstock Receiving and processing (managing feedstock), Hatchery enclosure, Larvae Rearing enclosure, Product Processing and Product Storage/Shipping.
Total feed inputs consist of an optimized diet of pre-consumer food waste and includes fruits and vegetables, breads, grains, spent brewery grains. Storage conditions of feedstock are strictly controlled to prevent the production of fungal or bacterial toxins.
Larvae are fed daily according to a target dry matter input for 17 - 20 days to produce larvae Larvae are harvested and separated from the frass (fertilizer) using mechanical methods. If required larvae are surface rinsed with fresh water. Fertilizer is dried to ‹10% moisture and heat treated for a minimum of 70C for 3 hours to remove or pasteurize for seeds, human and plant pathogens. Larvae are brought to an internal temperature of 90±5 C for pasteurization followed by an air temperature of 70 C until moisture is reduced to ‹10% moisture and water activity ‹ 0.7.
Dried BSF Larvae and Entomeal Natural Fertilizer are packaged in supersacs housed in a designated storage area in the Company`s facility before being shipped to customers by truck. Feed manufacturers may use whole or ground, Dried BSF Larvae for inclusion in feed products. In practice, manufacturers can incorporate Dried BSF larvae into existing ingredient storage and handling procedures as Dried BSF Larvae are free flowing and mix well with other ingredients when milled together.
A production site in Kerzers has been selected, strategically located in the main vegetable production area of Switzerland. An environmental impact study and authorization process is ongoing with a submission scheduled for May 2015.
Local players in the vegetable production, processing and distribution supply chain have been very positive and supportive of the project, validating the improvement our process brings to the status quo.
Entomeal provides a full concierge service for traceable recycled food diversion, collection and up-cycling to valuable nutrient products. Five year service contracts are signed for feedstock supply.
We DO NOT accept household or institutional food waste, yard waste, municipal waste, garbage or manure products.
We anticipate to be able to start the construction of the plant by mid 2015 and be able to start production by early 2016.
150 tpd feedstock capacity (which converts to 37 tpd of dry feedstock) will produce approximately 10 tonnes per day of protein and oil feed ingredients.
A dry, powder product derived from larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens).
Fat: 10 - 15%
Energy: 1,800 to 2,200 kJ/100g
A lipid product derived from larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens).
Lauric Acid (C12): 58%, Palmitic Acid (C16): 9% Myristic Acid (C14): 8% Omega 3: 2.5%, Omega 6: 6%, Omega 9: 10%
Total Oil: 99.1%
Free Fatty Acids: 1.8%
Energy: 3700 KJ/100g Vitamin D: 830 IU/100g
A granular product comprised of the digestate of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae.
A fertilizer and soil conditioner.
N – P2O5 – K2O: 4 - 2 - 2.5 (min guaranteed) Organic Matter: > 80%
Moisture content: less than 10
Dark brown to black
Granular (fast release) or Pelletized (slow release) Odor:
No foreign odors
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