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France: BioMiMetiC and MesFruits collaborate to recover the waste from apple orchards via entomoconversion

After three years of research in biowaste recovery, Damien Sabatier, manager of BioMiMetiC, has launched his very first industrial demonstrator in Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône. 

First targeted are agrifood by-products and the waste from agricultural production. MesFruits and its manager François Mestre have chosen to collaborate with BioMiMetiC in order to recover the production waste generated by their farm in the Vaucluse.

The principle of the industrial demonstrator consists in breeding black soldier fly larvae in order to complete the biowaste recovery cycle in just a few days. “In practice, this means that we fill crates with waste from apples already mixed with a grinder. We add the larvae that will grow 30 times bigger in 15 days. After those two weeks, we are left with only the larvae, which will be used as animal feed and their excrements will serve as natural fertilizer. It is a true example of circular economy!”, explains Hugo Mestre of MesFruits.

New version of an ancestral process, this method does not leave any residue unexploited. The proteins produced will serve as food for farmed fish in the bay of Toulon and the fertilizers will go back to the apple orchards of the MesFruits company.

For more information: 
Hugo Mestre
8258 chemin des châteaux les Vignères
Phone: +33 (0)4 88 85 94 03
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 71 30 64 
Mobile: +33 (0)6 51 23 04 91 

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