- The continuous growth of the world population and the improvement of its life standards raise the demand for meat and fish products.
- The sustainability of protein supply for aquaculture and livestock farming is then put into question…
TOWARDS SHORTAGE ?
- Urbanization and climate change put pressure on natural resources with tragic consequences: arable land is scarcer, draughts are more common, pollution increases…
- A significant part of oceanic fishing is allocated to aquaculture feed, at continuously increasing prices.
- 25% of the global food production is wasted although it is absolutely edible: unsold goods, off-size products…
- Agriculture and agro-food industries produce safe and nutritionally rich residues, but undervalued or discarded as waste.
Converting organic residues by insects
- We have chosen hermetia illucens, known as black soldier fly
- We have developed a technical farming method which can be applied to larger scale projects
- Our model is sure, recommended by the FAO and documented by numerous scientific publications
140 to 200 mg weight, 20 mm length
A very fast growth:
x5’000 within 3 weeks
a farm can transform organic residues up to 10 kg/m²/day
Rich in protein
(35 to 40% DM) and fat (25 to 35% DM)
Comment ça marche ?
A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION
A “natural” solution
Hermetia illucens larvae have an exceptional nutritional quality.
Dehydrated, it is comparable to fish meal.
Adult flies don’t eat, are not pathogen vectors, don’t transmit parasites and don’t look for contact with other animals.
Black soldier flies come from tropical regions but are to be found on all continents.
Larvae naturally grow on decomposing organic materials.
Thanks to their activities, larvae stop the development of fungi and bacteria on organic residues, and prevent smells and other flies from developing.
Larvae are parts of insectivore fish’s and poultry’s natural diets.
A proven solution
Olivier de Serres – Paris 1600 :
“Verminière: pit… filled with horse manure, animal decomposed bodies and remains intended to grow fly larvae and other insects in order to feed chickens, turkeys, ducks as well as marsh and pond fish…”
A solution to a double-issue: the management of food residues and the production of sustainable proteins for poultry and aquaculture feed. With a world consumption of several million tons of protein meals per year as well as a large availability of food residues, the potential is setting up several thousand insect farms over the world.
A local and environmentally friendly solution, using limited surface, within sustainable and circular economy patterns.
Live or Frozen larvae
2 experienced founders
57 years-old, Agro-food Engineer expert in Greentech management .
44 years-old, Veterinarian specialized in Sustainable animal farming and food-systems
… and its location
MUTATEC is located in Caumont-sur-Durance (between Marseille and Avignon), in the heart of fruits and vegetables production area as well as wholesale markets. Drawing on the skills of engineers and technicians, the company has test benches, workshops and a laboratory.