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Closing the Loop: Black Soldier Fly technology to convert agricultural waste

Black soldier flies feed on agricultural waste, and the resulting larvae and their excrement is rich in protein. Through black soldier fly farming, farmers can convert agricultural waste into high-quality fertilisers and potential protein sources for livestock feed. This multidisciplinary project aims to develop black soldier fly larvae and excrement of insects as a low-cost, tailored, slow-release, granulated fertiliser product that is safe to handle, store, transport and apply.

Project date

16 Apr 2020-19 Jan 2023
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Principal investigator

Sasha Jenkins

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Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

Sustainabilities

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