Industrial Separation Equipment Transforming The Insect Farming Industry
Black Solider Fly production continues to grow as a sustainable alternative source of protein for the agricultural industry. Russell Finex, global sieving and filtration specialist, provides the insect farming industry with innovative separation equipment to optimize production processes and increase screening capabilities
The Farming Process
Hatched Black Soldier Fly larvae are fed on pre-consumer organic food waste (such as used coffee grounds or brewers’ grain) in an indoor, environmentally controlled location. When the larvae have consumed enough organic waste and converted it into high-protein body mass, they are at a stage where the organic food waste can be turned into three valuable products: Insect Meal (protein), Insect Oil, and Frass (organic fertilizer). The frass and larvae then need to be separated using industrial separation equipment such as the popular Russell Eco Separator®, with the former being processed into protein flour, packaged, and sent off to be used in agricultural applications. A small proportion of the harvested larvae are kept to be nurtured into adult Black Soldier Flies to begin the breeding cycle. This enables a wholly circular, self-sustaining process. With the installation of the Russell Eco Separator®, this entire process from larvae to packaged feed takes 12 days. The length of time taken for this process is incredibly quick, in comparison to other more traditional methods, such as growing soy plants, or fishmeal.
The Russell Eco Separator®
The Russell Eco Separator® offers businesses a cost-effective, reliable solution across a variety of different industries. It is suitable for wet or dry applications and with up to four screens to enable separation into 5 fractions in one go. Therefore the Russell Eco Separator® can efficiently separate waste and increase the output of product. Entocycle, a British Black Soldier Fly producer, purchased a Russell Eco Separator® and Matthew Simmonds, Chief Technology Officer commented, “We chose Russell Finex because the company is reputable in the industry. The Russell Eco Separator® is very versatile, enabling us to change settings, and can be used to screen wet or dry materials, giving us flexibility in the future. We look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with Russell Finex as we continue to expand our production.”
“We chose Russell Finex because the company is reputable in the industry. The Russell Eco Separator® is very versatile, enabling us to change settings, and can be used to screen wet or dry materials, giving us flexibility in the future…”
Matthew Simmonds – Chief Technology Officer – Entocycle
For 85 years, Russell Finex has been a leading global manufacturer for sieving and filtration solutions. Serving a variety of industries, from pharmaceuticals and food and beverage to recycling and coatings, Russell Finex is pleased to ensure products are safeguarded to the highest quality for businesses across the globe.
For more information about RUSSELL FINEX and how they can help optimize your insect farming please read pages 29-30 of Beta Buzz – The MUST-HAVE Insect Farming Publication
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