Better Origin closes the food waste loop by transforming organic waste into sustainable agricultural inputs, using an insect called the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) as a conversion catalyst. BSF larvae efficiently convert 95% of organic waste into complex fats and proteins in their bodies. Leveraging our novel post-processing technology, we refine these compounds into aquaculture feed and organic fertiliser in a cheap, scalable and sustainable manner. Overall, this is an innovative way of turning waste material into a set of valuable, sustainable resources.
We are very interested in collaborating with other organisations involved in the food industry who share a similar vision around the Circular Economy. We are particularly focused on developing partnerships in the following areas: Waste feedstock assessment & analysis; Prototype system design and deployment; Nutritional analysis & benchmarking; Food safety assessments & pathogen testing; Plant trials; Fish trials; Market sizing & supply chain analysis; Regulatory approval, licensing & planning assessments.
Competences & Capabilities
Our main competencies and capabilities are in the following areas:
- Organic waste conversion trials
- Insect protein / oil feed preparations & formulations
- Biological conditions experimentation & optimization
- Engineering design & operation for insectrearing at large scale
- Organic fertilizer preparations and trials
- Supply chain & logistics model optimization
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regional newsAn EIT Food funded project transformed organic waste streams into, a valuable, next generation sustainable aquaculture feed ingredient called METAFEED Alpha.