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Many organic waste sources have a high nutritional potential and thus make an excellent feed substrate for insect larvae in general, and the larvae of the black soldier fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), in particular. Given the right circumstances, the larvae are able to reduce the material by 50-80% and they convert up to 20% into larval biomass on a total solids basis within ±14 days. The grown larvae make an excellent protein source in animal feed and their sale can, thus, contribute to lower treatment cost and to a lucrative business with organic waste.

Black Soldier Fly Biowaste Processing - A Step by Step Guide

Although academic publications on BSF are on the increase, an open exchange and discussion on the very practical day-to-day working steps when operating a BSF facility is still limited. Filling this gap is the main objective of the book “Black Soldier Fly Biowaste Processing – A Step-by-Step Guide” .

Instructional Video for the guide

NOTE : Also in Indonesian and Chinese