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Insect Engineers to launch online fly farming community

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On 1 November, Insect Engineers will be launching its Insect School website in a bid to revolutionise the insect farming industry.

Insect Engineers opened a physical insect farming school in the Netherlands in 2022

By sharing knowledge and collaborating, the goal is to help novice and more experienced insect farming enthusiasts with commercial black soldier fly farming, to move towards a circular food production together.

Insect School has already opened its physical location in the Netherlands, where testing facilities are available for every step of the black soldier fly farming process. This starts with the adult flies laying eggs, to the processing of larvae into protein for animal feed. In several climate-controlled rooms equipped with high-tech systems, Insect School customers and partners can get hands-on experience with the industrial process of farming black soldier fly larvae commercially. In this way, Insect School helps startups in the sector to make the step to an industrial-scale commercial black soldier fly farm. Through different types of pilots, Insect School helps entrepreneurs analyse the technological feasibility of their plans.

Meanwhile aims to be the top online news source and knowledge base for anyone interested in the black soldier fly industry. Insect School was founded to show the world what black soldier fly farming has to offer and how it will revolutionise the world of animal nutrition in moving towards a global circular food production.

The website will deliver news, analysis, online and face-to-face events, as well as interactive content covering the issues and stories impacting decision-makers in the industry.

“We believe that if you are serious about changing the world, you can’t do it alone. We believe in the value of shared intelligence for both customers and brands and driving business growth through collaboration and innovation," said Bob Holtermans, CEO and founder of Insect Engineers, in a press release. "By sharing knowledge and working together, instead of keeping everything to ourselves, we can expand our knowledge and really move forward as an industry".

In this way, Insect School wants to grow the community and function as an online meeting place and platform for companies in the sector, to share knowledge and get started with commercial black soldier fly farming. Because the industry is often quite tight-lipped, Insect School believes a change is necessary, towards working together to be able to make a difference. Only in that way, giant leaps can be made towards a circular food production to provide next generations with a sustainable future.

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