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    HIGH VALUE FEED FROM FOOD WASTE

     

    VALORISATION USING INSECTS

  • Our Mission

    LOCAL NUTRIENT CIRCULARITY

    • Cities attract food & create food waste.
    • We feed food waste to insect larvae and the larvae to poultry who kindly lay us eggs.  
    • Eggs from chickens fed on imported soya have a carbon load three times their own weight. 
    • Our goal is a carbon-neutral egg.
    • The UK imports 2,000,000 tonnes of soya meal every year, largely from Brazil.  
    • Every tonne of insect meal, made from food waste, replaces a tonne of soya.
    • Inspro enables Local Nutrient Circularity by valorises waste which cuts GHGs.

  • THE opportunity

     

    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.

  • OUR Solutions

    We see four key challenges and we're working hard to resolve them.

    Conversion

    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.

    Scalability

    Go local!

    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.

    Traceability

    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.

    Visibility

    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.

  • OUR WORK

    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.

  • The TEAM

    Commercial & Academic

    Zara Skinmore

    Accountancy

    Zara is an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial chartered accountant from the FMCG, manufacturing & hospitality sectors.

    Richard Small, MBA

    CEO Founder

    Richard founded InsPro in 2017 to better valorise food substrates using innovative engineering & business planning to industrialise bio-conversion using Black Soldier Fly Larvae. He is passionate about  commercial environmentalism.

    Jonathan Callcut

    Chairman Non-exec

    Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in building and funding new businesses. He was CEO of Reevoo and is now actively supporting several tech start-ups. He was introduced to InsPro through SETsquared.

    Dr Edward Hammond

    Engineer

    Ed uses his broad range of engineering skills to enable a holistic approach to equipment design, producing innovative systems for refrigeration, indoor farming, food waste processing and controlled environments.

    Prof Kieran Magee 

    Science Officer

    Kieran's work at Liverpool University with Inspro, resulted in the publication, 'Valorisation of Organic Waste By-Products Using Black Soldier Fly as a Bio-Convertor'.
    https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/15/8345/htm  

    Dr James Suckling

    Supply Chain

    Optimisation

    James works at the University of Surrey in the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering. He works with InsPro on Supply Chain Optimisation using innovative software.

  • Contact Us

    We love what we do and we love to talk. Please do make contact.