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
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Insect larvae will be reared on food side streams, allowing the valorization of secondary raw materials produced in excess from food industries, and then used as environmental enrichments in laying hens and broilers
Metamorphosis will build on foundational work performed in year 1 in regards to conversion of organic waste streams into valuable, next generation functional aquaculture feeds, utilising insect biomass conversion and proprietary bioprocessing
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