In nature, insects play an important role in the material cycle. Many insect species live on fallen leaf litter, rotting plant material, dung heaps left behind by roaming animals, or other organic matter.
Quite often, the same insects are then devoured by amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and, in many parts of the world, humans.
At the Insect Technology Group, we’ve translated this natural circle of life into the industrial process of “insect bioconversion”: we use insects to turn waste streams into valuable raw materials. We call it nutrient up-cycling.