How do we tackle two challenges with one solution?
At the heart of our technology
The Black Soldier Fly Larvae.
Weendle rears Black Soldier Fly Larvae on leftover organic waste using
Unique Modular Technology
The Black Soldier Fly Larvae has one favourite gourmet: decomposing organic matter. It eats like a starving Obelix. It can indeed process 10 times its weight in one day. Its gigantic appetite and short life cycle make it really efficient to process organic waste.
Over the past year, we have developed with the support of Wageningen University a unique technology that focuses on modularity and locality. This allows us to not only rapidly implement our production unit at a competitive cost but also to adapt to local material and conditions.
We aim to have the greatest impact as possible with our technology. The intrinsic modularity was also designed in objective of a rapidly scalable solution. It allows us to implement a production plant as well in several or one location in a city, as in remote areas.
Social impacts is core to our philosophy. With the help of the government and local organisation, we have developed a local network of organic waste collectors. Thanks to their work, they not only clean-up the city, but also improve their own livelihood and feed our larvae.
We can process a lot of organic waste. The impact on the local environment and particularly water is greatly lessen. Additionally, our technology and local production requires very little water and energy supply, as oppose to other imported sources of protein provision such as soya (deforestation, water, fertiliser & pesticides use, transport).
The Black Soldier Fly Larvae is solely interested in decomposing organic matter and is not considered as a pest for other insects and plants. Even greater, it actually drops some chemicals on the waste to prevent the house flies(musca domestica) to reproduce massively, henceforth keeping away the annoyance engendered.