Feed From Food waste
THE WORLD'S FIRST FOOD WASTE TO FEED BIO CONVERSION NETWORK
TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE VIRTUOUS CYCLE THAT TRANSFORMS FOOD WASTE INTO SUPER NUTRITIOUS FEED AND FERTILISER
If the global food waste mountain were a country it would be the third largest green house gas emitter in the world. Today it's one big problem!
make it traceable, process it correctly, process it economically, process it locally and it becomes valuable.
Mass protein production is not environmentally friendly and we currently waste 30% of all we produce. That's 1.5 billion tonnes or £500 billions worth annually!
Current recycling efforts are too often slow and capitally intensive with questionable economics and carbon footprints.
We see four key challenges and we're working hard to resolve them.
Food waste to feed and fertiliser
We're currently working on our patented, super efficient GrubBox. Designed to utilise natures own recycling titans...Insects or more specifically Black Soldier Fly Larvae. GrubBox, is modular, highly efficient, and super deployable. Once in production, GrubBox will be complemented by CompBox our state of the art composter.
Moving biomass hugely increases its carbon footprint and cost profile. To be efficient in both respects, conversion solutions need to be deployed scientifically. We're now working on cutting edge distribution models to ensure that our deployments are based on science.
What's in our food's, food?
Not all nutrient outputs are destined to reenter the human food chain but if they are, you have to be 100% confident of where they came from and what they constitute. Thankfully new technologies such as blockchain are just made to help resolve this audit trail dilemma.
How do I know my supply chain is Green?
Food supply chains are incredibly complex and if you're a major retailer or food processor you need to know that everyone within yours are doing their upmost to ensure that your customers can rely on the environmental integrity of your products and processes. InsPro is working on a Green dashboard to provide transparency and visibility to those who need it.
Some fascinating projects we've had the privilege to work on
Replacing the fish in fishmeal
Farmed fish eat wild fish
The majority of farmed fish today are largely fed on fish meal and soy. Fish meal consists in the main of powdered anchovies and sandeels...wild fish only small ones...and it takes on average 6kg of wild fish to make 1kg of fishmeal. Soy is often grown from GM seed on forest cleared land. Inspro have been working with a major retailer and fish farmer to investigate the viability of BSFL as a replacement to fishmeal.
Making maggots tasty
Fish can be fussy
Unsurprisingly taste is a significant factor in the success of any feed. We took on a project to try feeding a whole smorgasbord of ingredients from brewers grains to cheese to our BSFL to test growth rates and how appetising they became to trout.
Commercial & Academic
Entrepreneurial chartered accountant from FMCG, manufacturing & hospitality sector
Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in building and funding new businesses. He was CEO of Reevoo an innovative and very successful startup and is now actively supporting several tech and non-tech start-ups. Like Geoffrey Drage, Jonathan was introduced to InsPro through SETsquared.
Richard Small, MBA
Richard founded InsPro in 2017 to better valorise food substrates using innovative engineering & business planning to industrialise bio-conversion using Black Soldier Fly Larvae and drive down the costs to make insect meal competitive with soya.
An original founder of Entomics (now Better Origins), Joe founded Agri Grub based in Soham. AgriGrub and InsPro cooperate on sales and supply. Joe has a wealth of operational experience which he kindly shares via our steering board
MSc Food Water Security
Environmentalist with passion for BSFL, MSc Food Water Security
Geoffrey Drage OBE
Geoffrey is a chartered accountant who has held Directorships for 25+ years in both private and public organisations. He co-founded two technology companies and was awarded an OBE for services to Intellectual Property.
Dr Kieran Magee
Kieran recently gained his PhD from University of Liverpool. His interests include animal welfare and production, with specific focus on aquaculture fish species. He is developing, managing and reporting feed trials with Black Soldier Fly as an ingredient.
Prof Mark Swainson
As Deputy Head at The National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln Mark brings experience, influence and knowledge delivered in a positive 'can do' manner.
Dr James Suckling
James works at the University of Surrey in the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering. With funding from the Impact Acceleration Account he is working with InsPro on Supply Chain Optimisation using innovative software.
Dr Paul Eady
Paul, University of Lincoln, loves his subject and with his knowledge he is able to think outside the box to challenge traditional thinking and seek out new opportunities.