Local start-up creates shrimp feed with black soldier flies, sets up pilot R&D site

Mr Tim van Vliet, Inseact's chief executive, said the firm is planning to use organic waste products as feedstock for the insect larvae. PHOTO: INSEACT
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SINGAPORE - A Singapore-based start-up, Inseact, has been leveraging the voracious appetite of the black soldier fly to create protein-packed nutrients for shrimp feed and fertiliser for plants.

The black soldier fly, in its larval form, feeds on organic waste, producing frass, a byproduct that is rich in nitrogen and phosphorous and thus suitable to be used as plant fertiliser. The larvae themselves can then be integrated into shrimp feed for aquaculture.

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