Market potential for black soldier fly fertiliser products

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The Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens, is a non-pest insect that is useful for managing large concentrations of animal manure and other biosolids. Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae can bioconvert manures or food wastes into proteins and lipids that can be used as animal feed, fertilisers, or biopolymers. But is there a market for these BSF products?

This report explores the Australian fertiliser market, including trends and consumption, and reviews currently available commercial organic fertilisers and soil improvers that would be in direct competition to the BSF products. The scope of this analysis compares the macronutrient (NPK) composition, available forms, price, carbon content, and any noteworthy marketing claims (such as sustainable packaging or health of waterways and soils).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe University of Western Australia
Commissioning bodyAustralian Pork Limited
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022


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