Upscaling of Fly Larvae Composting in Sweden as an established waste management practice

Reference number
Coordinator Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet - Institutionen för energi och teknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 461 611
Project duration October 2017 - December 2019
Status Completed
Venture Circular economy
Call Circular economy - Development & Innovation projects

Purpose and goal

The overall goal was to establish fly larvae composting in Sweden. There is now a plant for the production of small larvae (SLU) to be distributed to treatment plants in Sweden and Europe. As well as a plant for producing larger larvae as raw material in feed production (Eskilstuna energi och miljö). Both plants are approved as primary producers for feed raw materials by the Swedish Board of Agriculture. It is the first Swedish plant for fly larvae production and it will continue to be operational after the completion of the project.

Expected results and effects

The project has delivered modules for the entire chain from production of small larvae, large-scale treatment of waste and production of feed raw material. The facilities constructed within the framework of the project continue to be active after the completion of the project. This project has led to several spin-off projects, including a Vinnova project, as well as the international project with implementation of fly larvae composting in China, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has worked with several different modules for implementation. This has made the work progress on several fronts but with a common objective, implementation of a full-scale facility. By working with these modules and their scalability, in addition to the plant at ESEM in Eskilstuna which processes up to 200 tonnes per year, a plant in Haimen in eastern China has also been designed to process about 6000 tonnes per year. Both plants use the same scalable modules.

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Last updated 11 March 2020

Reference number 2017-03210

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