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FROM PILOT TO FULL SCALE OPERATION OF A WASTE-TO-PROTEIN TREATMENT FACILITY

  • Christian Zurbrügg - Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Bram Dortmans - Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Audinisa Fadhila - Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Bart Verstappen - Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Stefan Diener - Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland

DOI 10.26403/detritus/2018.22

Released under CC BY-NC-ND

Copyright: © Cisa Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 22 Feb 2018
  • Revised: 20 Mar 2018
  • Accepted: 23 Mar 2018
  • Available online: 31 Mar 2018

Abstract

Recycling of municipal organic waste material (biowaste) still remains fairly limited especially in low and middle-income settings although this is by far the largest fraction of the municipal waste generated. A fairly novel approach is rapidly establishing itself and concerns biowaste conversion by larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens. The popularity of this approach links to the promising opportunities of using the harvested insect larvae as a protein source for animal feed thus providing a valuable alternative to conventional animal feed that requires a large amount of increasingly scarce resources (water and land for soya meal, and fish catch for fishmeal). The research project presented here has developed relevant and easily applicable guidance for practitioners who aim to establish a commercial facility, learning from pilot scale activities in Indonesia and then using modelling and up-scaling assumptions to highlight challenges and opportunities of larger scale implementation.

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