Organic waste recycled by fly larvae

FLY LARVAE could be the answer to recycling organic waste at the Terra Natura animal park in Benidorm. They hope to recycle animal faeces and vegetable waste into quality bio-diesel and chemicals used in the pharmaceutical industry. For the past year-and-a-half they have been studying this possibility together with the company Flysoil and technicians at Alicante University (UA).

The ‘Hermetia Illucens’ – black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) – food of choice is decomposing matter. The plant at Benidorm Zoo – and the only one in Spain – has a capacity for 20million BSFL, which can digest a ton of waste per day.

The larvae are later used as chicken and fish feed.



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