The article Bioconversion of Digestate, Pig Manure and Vegetal Residue-Based Waste Operated by Black Soldier Fly Larvae, Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) was published in the journal Animals (link https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/11/11/3082/htm). The article describes growth on and bioconversion of digestate, pig manure and different types of plant waste by black soldier fly (BSF) larvae. The larvae grew best on so-called swill (catering waste). Pig manure also showed relatively good results. Future experiments will be conducted with the most promising combinations.
This publication is about one of the experiments carried out at ACRRES. It concerns the experiments carried out by ACRRES with black soldier fly larvae. These trials are carried out in the project: “Role of insects in new production cycles” (link https://www.wur.nl/nl/Onderzoek-Resultaten/Onderzoeksprojecten-LNV/Expertisegebieden/kennisonline/Rol-van-insecten-in-nieuwe-productiecycli.htm) led by Teun Veldkamp (WUR Wageningen Livestock Research).