Renewable Matter # 10 / May-June

Who Said Flies are Useless?

by Ilaria N. Brambilla

How to produce fish feeds using flies farmed with fruit and vegetable waste. A piece of research carried out by the University of Insubria on the possibility to use insects to recycle everything that up until now has been considered waste.


Disposing of waste thanks to a fly and producing feeds out of it. This is the objective of the “Insect Bioconversion” project, a study on the use of a fly – Hermetia illucens – for disposing of fruit and vegetable waste. Such insect, once grown with this special diet, is used to obtain flour with a high protein content used to supplement feeds used for...

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