Motives.

With the increasing population, urban migration, and middle-class, African cities such as Kigali, Rwanda, are facing great challenges.

ORGANIC WASTE.

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In Kigali, Rwanda, organic waste is forecast to increase by 63% by 2030 whilst its current recycling rate is only 12%. A lack of infrastructure leads to environmental pollution and social injustices to most inhabitants of the city. The phenomenon is also occurring in other growing cities of the country such as Butare, Muhanga, Ruhengeri, Gisenyi and in neighbouring countries such Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Uganda.

PROTEIN DEMAND.

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The raise to middle class income leads almost inevitably to an increasing demand for animal protein – pork, chicken, and fish. Rwanda, as a fast emerging economy, faces a 16% annual growth for animal protein. Yet the country cannot fulfill its needs because inter alia the cost of animal feed represents 77% of the total rearing costs of these animals, making animal rearing a challenging activity. Local production is hindered, imports from neighbouring country are forced, and local prices increase. Ultimately, all population have less access to healthy protein.

Technology

Rwanda,

Country of Thousands

Hills and ...Opportunities.

Technology.

At the heart of our technology is the Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL). The tropical insect is a super bio-converter that can be mass-reared on various feedstock and provide valuable products.
01. CIRCULAR

BSFL naturally feed on decomposing organic matter up to 5 times their weigh per day. At maturity, the larvae has a high protein (~52%) and fat (~25%) content, which can be extracted and transformed into valuable products for inter alia animal feed. From waste to proteins and more!

02. EFFICIENT

We implement a network of rearing facilities (HARMA-PLANT™) nearest to large organic waste source. The fresh larvae are then transported to our processing facility and nursery. Our finished products are then dispatch to our client as our eggs to our production plants. With this decentralised approach we are able to maximise efficiency to process waste and our products.

03. SCALABLE

Our rearing technology has been designed and developed for the African context. Our rearing unit has been adapted for resilience and scalability under tropical conditions in emerging economies. This will allow Weendle to implement a network of rearing facilities (HERMA-PLANT™) across the country and beyond.

Offers

Offers.

We offer a range of service and product with a commitment to quality and affordability. Discover HERMA-DRY™, HERMA-PROT™, HERMA-FRASS™, HERMA-FAT™, our four products made from Black Soldier Fly Larvae.

SERVICES.

Bio-Conversion

Herma-Bio™

Black Soldier Fly Larvae.

Highly Efficient.

Cradle-To-Cradle Bio-Conversion.

PRODUCTS.

Insect Dry

Herma-Dry™

Dry Black Soldier Fly Larvae.

With High Protein content.

Affordable.

For Poultry and Fish.

Insect Protein

Herma-Prot™

High Quality.

Protein flour.

For Animal Feed.

Insect Fertiliser

Herma-Frass™

Black Soldier Larvae Frass.

Rich Organic Soil Enhancer.

For All Crops.

Insect Fat

Herma-Fat™

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Fat.

For Bio-diesel.

For Agri-industry.

Impacts

Impacts.

The rearing of BSFL and provision of alternative protein have multiple benefits unto our environment and community; not only the reduction of polluting organic waste but also using significantly less resources to produce a better alternative for animal proteins.

EARTH IMPACTS.

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) are super bio-converters that can be mass-reared with low input resources. To produce 1 tons of HERMA-PROT™, we need 56 times less land, 10 times less water, and 1,7 times less energy than to grow the equivalent in Soya. Thus by rearing BSFL locally we prevent lands to be deforested to feed animal and allow farmers to switch to more value added crops such as vegetables and fruits. A win-win for the environment and our community.

HUMAN IMPACTS.

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Farmers Boosted

BSFL decrease up to 80% of the total biomass of their feeding substrate – decomposing organic matter. We not only prevent urban areas from pollution and emanating environmental and social injustices that affect all communities but also indirectly support farmers with our quality alternative protein for their poultry and fish. Again, a win-win for the environment and our communities.

Team

Rwanda,

Country of Thousands

Wonders and ...Diversities.

Team.

We are a  diverse bunch, banded together and committed to foster harmony to our community and its environment by harvesting the ingenuity of insects.
Mathieu Chaix-Bar
Mathieu Chaix-BarStrategy
Insect for Life
Beau Kalinda
Beau KalindaOperations
Insect for Life
Julia Giesebrecht
Julia GiesebrechtSupplies
Insect for Life
Marco R. Schommer
Marco R. SchommerSales
Insect for Life
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