Black Soldier Fly Larvae BSFL in Bowls

The next generation of insect farms for animal feed

 

We farm Black Soldier Flies (BSF) as a reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable source of protein to feed animals.

Insect farming is a process where waste is fed directly to insects for their consumption. It is an emerging practice that converts low value biomass into higher-value insect mass, which is rich in proteins, fats and chitin. Our Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) can then be used as sustainable inputs for a variety of sectors, most notably high quality animal feeds demanded by the aquaculture sector & premium pet food markets.

Over at Insect Feed Technologies, we partner with various food manufacturing companies to upcycle their food waste. If you have a food manufacturing facility or have a constant food waste stream that requires disposal, do reach out to us below. 

Aquaculture Farm Aerial View

At Insect Feed Technologies, we focus on transforming raw insect biomass into functional fish feed for target fish species

While the insect farming industry is still nascent, there are increasingly many companies working towards scaling their operations and producing many thousands of tonnes of insect protein yearly.
 

A key challenge lies in the integration of insects into processed animal feed. While it is possible to merely dry insects and mill them into a powder, this misses many potential nutritional, health and well-being benefits brought through a nutrient-rich medium like insects.

We work with our aquaculture partners to develop functional fish feed for specific species such as marble goby, grouper and the pacific white shrimp. If you own an aquaculture facility, do reach out to us to find out more below. 

Our founding story

Working as a government officer in Enterprise Singapore, Sean helped companies and startups to be globally competitive. He was part of a taskforce focused on discovering agrifood opportunities as part of Singapore's 30 by 30 food production goal

 

He witnessed first-hand how food security was a priority for import-reliant countries like Singapore, and yet how much food waste was produced. He saw the challenges faced by local farms, such as high feed costs and the risk of disease. Sean knew that insects could potentially solve the paradox of food waste. 

 

Sean quit his job to be an insect farmer and launched Insect Feed Technologies in 2020 to farm the Black Soldier Fly as a cost-effective, nutritious and sustainable alternative component of fish feed compared to soy and fishmeal. 

Insect Feed Technologies CEO Founder Sean Tan
Insect Feed Technologies Team

We're a diverse team

We come from different backgrounds - marine biology, aquaculture systems, engineering, marketing. However, we share one common goal - to change the way our agricultural and aquaculture farm systems currently operate by building a scalable insect farm and harnessing the potential of the black soldier fly through innovation and technology.