Upscaling of Fly Larvae Composting in Sweden as an established waste management practice
|Coordinator||Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet - Institutionen för energi och teknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 461 611|
|Project duration||October 2017 - December 2019|
|Call||Circular economy - Development & Innovation projects|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to develop fly larvae composting into a full scale system that can produce raw materials such as fat and proteins for animal feed and plastic production from organic waste. The aim of the project is to increase the value of organic waste in order to close the loop of plant nutrients from the city to food production and reduce the import of food, animal feed (mainly soy protein) and mineral fertilisers.
Expected results and effects
The expected effect is that fly larvae composting will be established as an accepted waste treatment method. The result of the project is the development of modules for; 1. Fly management 2. Waste treatment a. Back module for treating 10kg b. The container module for treatment of 1 ton of waste per day c. Large scale module for treatment of 15 tons per day 3. Separating larvae and compost 4. Processing of the fly larvae for production of feed, plastics and biogas 5. Compost processing
Planned approach and implementation
Develop a solution for efficient waste management on a large scale using FLK module-based systems. Examine the possibilities of using fly larvae protein as high quality feed for production animals. Identify and suggest solutions to problems during system implementation, including for logistics, communication and scheduling of system implementation and customization for different substrates. Evaluate the circular FLK system and propose further improvements to close the loop of nutrients and reduce environmental impacts from the management of organic waste.