We have decided to close the venture because we came to a conclusion that mass insect production for animal feed is not a sound investment.
There are scalability issues that will make production of commercial insect meal quantities very challenging. Black Soldier fly need to feed on substrate in order to grow and synthesize proteins. Most of scalability issues are related to sourcing and managing risks of BSF feed substrate. Very low feed conversion ratio of the BSF means tremendous quantity of feed necessary, which in turn is not available in the quality, quantity and price needed.
Feed safety issues are limiting the amount of BSF feed sources that can be considered, making the challenge of sourcing suitable BSF feed a business risk. It is to date still unknown how pathogens, antibiotics and parasites are transferred from the BSF feed substrate to the larvae and then in turn to the farm animal eating an insect based feed formula.
In many countries it is still unclear if BSF meal will be allowed in feed. We assume that once it will be allowed to enter the feed chain, production of insect maggots will have to follow a strict growing protocol. Not knowing what this protocol will entail is a large business risk.
I would like to thank to all the people that followed us and supported.
I am keeping this website alive for those of you thinking to save humanity or get rich with BSF farming. Just a reality check for you guys. This website will come off the internet sometime soon.