Black Soldier Fly Production Expands to Peru- Opportunities for Industry and Research
Some of you might be following my posts on facebook and know what a week I have had regarding the BSF. For those who are not friends with me/EVO/FLIES Facility (three different facebook locations) on Facebook, I have been in Arequipa, Peru this past week visit my friend, colleague, and EVO consortium member, Irina with the Universidad Católica de Santa María.
I typically post about articles that are published on BSF- but I wanted to take this time to highlight a great trip and meeting about the BSF. I promise to return to discussing articles- but I could not pass up the opportunity to highlight a wonderful advancement in terms of BSF production.
Irina and her team are doing an amazing job. They have constructed a new facility that is state of the art and will serve as the cornerstone of the BSF industry in Peru. They have an amazing research team and super administrative support. Here are a few photos with explanations of what occurred and what I observed. I encourage you to reach out to Irina and her team if you are interested in collaborating. Please feel free to contact me as I will be glad to introduce you.
An impressive aspect of the production site is its link with the university. As you can see, there are a number of graduate students conducting research on -site. They efforts cover everything from basic biology, waste management, feed production for poultry to food for people. Great group of students!
Jeffery K. Tomberlin, PhD, privileged friend and collaborator with Irina and team in Peru
Hello there! Thanks for another update from the soldierfly-world "out there". Your post made me curious, what kind of cornerstone does Irina´s facility serve as? I´d like to know which research they focus on/ do since we might be doing the same here in Sweden. I´m always happy to see what other research facilities are up to, hopefully hearing back from you, all the best from Sweden, Viktoria
6/26/2018 06:27:12 pm
Good question- they are doing a lot of work examining waste conversion and use of resulting larvae as feed for various livestock. I hope this helps. If I can help with your work in Sweden- send me an email.
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