OUR PROCESS

Our process is being developed based on international best practices concerning large scale insect farming, incorporating process engineering know-how, LEAN manufacturing principles and industrial automation solutions.

As a result, our know-how and best practices ensure cost efficiency to deliver alternative ingredients at competitive prices to the Brazilian animal feed market, within a solid business case to investors.

Our process also includes traceability and substrate pre-treatment techniques to eliminate any risk of contamination.

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THE HERMETIA ILLUCENS TECHNOLOGY

Insectmeal is made out of the dried processed Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae

These larvae proved to be the champions of organic waste nutrients recycling as well as a rich source of amino acids, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins.

FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY

Like similar endeavours around the world, ENTOLOGICS chose Black Soldier Fly (BSF) as the insect species for the development of our project in Brazil.

While respecting the highest quality, safety and environmental standards, our choice of BSF is justified by many reasons:

  • It is an endemic species to Brazil.
  • It can feed on a wide range of organic materials.
  • BSF’s short life cycle (efficient farming).
  • As it does not feed as an adult (fly) it is no disease vector.
  • If it escapes, the fly will naturally perish in a question of days with no risks of spreading diseases or having any negative impact on the environment.
  • Females only look for rotting materials as opposed to fresh food to lay their eggs.
  • They clean organic substrates from competing fungi or bacteria thus ensuring greater food safety.