Published in: 2019
CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Joly, G., Nikiema, J.
The black soldier fly (BSF) can cope with a wide range of environmental conditions and the adult fly is not a vector of
disease. BSF larvae can consume different organic materials, including various organic wastes generated in large volumes within urban areas. By doing so, they reduce waste volume, grow into a protein-rich biomass and leave behind a nutrientrich residue. The harvested larvae can then be used in formulating feed for monogastric animals such as poultry, fish and pigs. Given their high fat content, they may also be processed into high quality biodiesel. The waste residue could constitute a valuable soil conditioner. Therefore, the BSFbased technology is viewed as one of the most promising technologies for organic waste processing.
Joly, G., Nikiema, J. (2019). Global Experiences on Waste Processing with Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens): From Technology to Business. CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
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