From Waste to Wonder: Could BSFL Feed the Future?

Protein is an essential macronutrient for human health, but the conventional sources of animal and plant proteins have significant environmental and ethical impacts. Animal proteins, such as meat, dairy, and eggs, require large amounts of land, water, and feed, and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and animal welfare issues. Plant proteins, such as soy, wheat, and peas, are more sustainable, but may have lower bioavailability, digestibility, and amino acid...
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Black Soldier Flies: Scaling the Organic Waste Recycling Ladder

Organic waste is a ubiquitous challenge in today's world, with far-reaching environmental implications. As we strive to manage our organic waste more efficiently, various methods and technologies have emerged. Among these, the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) has claimed the top spot on the organic waste recycle ladder. In this article, we explore why these remarkable insects are the champions of organic waste recycling. The Organic Waste Recycling Ladder The organic waste...
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The Impact of Light Color and Frequency on Black Soldier Fly Reproduction

While the basics of black soldier fly farming are well understood, recent research suggests that the effects of light color and frequency play a crucial role in enhancing reproduction rates. This article explores how lighting techniques, mimicking natural environments and tropical conditions, can positively influence the reproductive behavior of black soldier flies. Creating a Natural Environment: To optimize the reproduction of black soldier flies, farmers are turning to innovative lighting strategies that...
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Black Soldier fly - Unique Role in the World of Forensic Entomology

Forensic entomology is a captivating field of science that utilizes insects' life cycles and behaviors to provide critical information in criminal investigations. Among the diverse array of insects involved in this fascinating discipline, black soldier flies (BSF) stand out as unique and invaluable contributors. These remarkable insects play a distinct role in forensic studies, setting them apart from other forensic flies.  The Forensic Entomologist's Toolkit Forensic entomologists employ a variety of insect...
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Insect Bioconversion: Scaling Up Recycling with Tiny Heroes

In recent years, the world has witnessed a growing awareness of the importance of recycling and sustainability. As we strive to reduce our ecological footprint, innovative solutions have emerged to tackle the challenge of waste management. One such solution that has gained momentum is insect bioconversion. This eco-friendly process is not only an efficient means of waste disposal, but also an essential step up the resource recycling ladder. The Basics of...
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VIV MEA - How middle-east can enter large scale insect farming?

VIV MEA – 20-22 Nov 2023 - How middle-east can enter large scale insect farming?  On 20-22 Nov Bob Holtermans 'The Fly- Ing Dutchman' and CEO of Insect Engineers will be attending VIV MEA 2023 Abu Dhabi, UAE https://www.vivmea.nl/ . During the show he will be available to talk about the future of insect farming in the middle east and share information about building Turnkey Insect farms across the region.     Sanergy -...
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Introducing the Black Soldier Fly Neonate Counter

Our innovative solution is tailored for hatching, counting and precisely dosing neonate larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (hermetia illucens). This modular hatchery and dosing unit is poised to revolutionize the Black Soldier Fly breeding and larvae production industry, by enhancing counting and dosing accuracy, while minimizing labor and handling.   The Neonate Counter serves a wide range of purposes:  1. Production Facilities: Production facilities seeking precise larval dosing for optimal feedstock conversion...
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The 'Fly-Ing Dutchman' at Victam 2023

On 3-5 October Bob Holtermans 'The Fly- Ing Dutchman' and CEO of Insect Engineers will be attending the Victam 2023 Animal feed processing event in San Paolo, Brazil. During the show he will be available to talk about the future of insect farming in Latin America and sharing some information about the project we developed with Natpro in Chile. Natpro worked with Insect engineers to build the first 'shelf based' pilot...
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‘Supermarket heroes’

On the 13th and 14th September Bob Holtermans CEO and founder of Insect engineers in the Netherlands, will be attending  Insecta 2023 - https://insecta-conference.com/  Magdenberg, Germany to explain how Supermarkets are becoming the heroes of the insect industry.   As the insect industry sets out on its road to becoming mature, one of the bigger challenges is to address the ‘chicken and egg’ situation that risks slowing down progress. Potential customers for insect meal and...
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A practical guide to commercial BSF farming

On the 11th and 12th September Bob Holtermans CEO and founder of Insect engineers in the Netherlands, will be attending BSFCon https://www.bsfcon.com / , Cambridge, UK to explain the key challenges new entrants into the BSF insect industry face. In the rapidly growing insect industry, aspiring entrepreneurs are drawn by the prospect of entering a unique market with high potential. With enthusiasm, they seek to establish businesses centered around insects. However,...
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