Leveraging “natures primary recycler, the black soldier fly” – interview with Leo Wein
Roslin Tech is at the forefront of “leveraging natures primary recycler, the black soldier fly,” through its involvement with portfolio company Protenga, according to Leo Wein, who heads up the Singapore-based business.
Speaking in an interview with Roslin Tech’s David Clarke, Leo gives an insight into the company, and how insects have “fantastic circularity potential”. Protenga’s process is highly sustainable — the company takes black soldier fly baby larvae who feed on waste from food production. The grown larvae are then processed into high protein feed, leaving fertilizer as a by-product.
Roslin Tech is working with Protenga through work undertaken at our new insect genetic nucleus near Edinburgh. There we are researching advanced breeding of the insects to help develop black soldier fly lines with particular attributes such as high protein and fat content.