A small fly that can solve world's two big problems!

  • The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus), is a sleek looking fly that many confuse with a wasp.
  • BSF is a fly that holds some unique properties. It's not a pest like the regular house fly, and so it can actually be put to use by humans.
  • Black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of redworms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil.
  • Black soldier flies are considered to be sanitary, as they're designed to break down the bacteria in their food.
  • They're so efficient at this that there's no bacteria in their waste once they've digested it

Why did we choose Black Soldier Fly?

  • Excellent nutritional profile :
    • Essential Amino acids and fatty acids
    • Optimum P:K
    • High in protein and fat content, low in carbs
  • Waste to food conversion
    • One of the fastest ways to convert 'waste' into protein
    • High bioconversion %(25%)
    • Solving the food waste problem
  • Suitable life cycle
    • A female black soldier fly can lay upto 800 eggs in one go.
    • Short life cycle (30-40 days)
    • Autogenous species: Adults doesn’t eat
  • Nature of the fly
    • High resistance against any known disease
    • Adult fly is not a pest: nor bite, sting or spread disease

Short lifecycle: An added advantage

Zero Waste Process