Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

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Our Process


We develop infrastructure and technology, co-located with each partner, to valorize organic waste streams by feeding them to Black Soldier Farm Larvae (BSFL). These farms, in-turn, produce premium animal feed (BSFL) and premium frass fertilizer (BSFL poop). 

Each project is highly customized based on the waste stream input to maximize the system's conversion efficiency.

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With each new waste stream project partnership opportunity, we follow these general steps: 

 

Pre-Project Planning 

Project development overview, budgets, funding and contractor onboarding, de-risking... Assess for what project partners will be needed

*Financial Modeling

*Identify the waste streams (ie the highest-potential feedstock to build an insect farm off of)

 

Project Feasibility Analysis

*Find creditworthy counterparts to the deal to make it bankable - have a credible broker. [?]

*Land setup assessment (co-location) - site selection, zoning, and code

*Contractors for the buildout (NEXUS) - critical to scaling and incredible at assessing and de-risking projects upfront 

 

Feedstock Analysis

Insects are nature's bio-processors, leveraging entire ecosystems of beneficial microbes contained in their gut biota to break down organic material.

*Collect and process initial feedstock supply data. Identify the key metrics; take the feedstock analysis, feed to statistician, and give the client the story about their feedstock for the next few years. 

*Trial phase investigating the insect biology - model it out as a living system. 

*Moisture, etc.

*Develop the pre-treatment (FRAUNHOFER TECHNOLOGY)

*They own the largest compound and insect library; developed a chemical cocktail that dramatically can change the mass balance equation

 

Pilot Design & Buildout

We model and build pilot farms to identify and mitigate critical risk to scale-up.

*Infrastructure Design

 

Full System Design

Big problems require big solutions. We engineer, procure, and construct industrial scaled farms using the latest insect agriculture systems.

 

Fulls Systems Integration & Facilities Optimization

The end products for each project are highly customized modular biological units for each client and waste stream - BSFL farm units that transform and upcycle organic waste into BSFL (treated to standardize the larvae to sell as poultry or fish feed) and premium frass biofertilizer.

  • Project Engineering & Design Services: Our coordinated design packages ensure the efficient interaction between plants, equipment, and the environment.
  • Integration of complex equipment systems: Decades worth of combined commercial cultivation experience to craft fully-integrated systems and technology solutions, including environmental controls, water treatment, climate control and fertigation.
  • Facility Optimization: Fine tune and optimize grow environment conditions for high-performance facilities.

Ongoing Operations & Management

*HOW? 

*Competition has app - "at a glance control of their systems, inventory management for inputs, etc. Intelligence to guide breeding, etc."

*EPC Management 

*Operations & Maintainence

[insert from NEXUS + insect.systems]

Off-Take Product Processing

*Support on how to process and package for the highest margins (if desired) 

*Off-take Contracting

 

 

 

 

 

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FARM TOUR

 

Microbe-Insect Interactions

Insect Microbiology

 

Chapul Farms Pilot Rendering

Chapul Farms Pilot

 

Chapul Farms Rendering

Chapul Farms Rendering

 

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