Blue Wings Composting

Blue Wing Composting project researches possibilities of green industry by combining insect economy and recycling.

Blue Wings Composting

Blue Wings Composting project kick-off takes place in autumn 2020. Project aims to recycle low-grade food bio-waste by utilizing 10000 Black Soldier Fly larvae. Larvae will be fed by mixed food waste that is left over from school kitchen. Our aim is to research how effectively larvae consumes food. Larvae bio-converse waste food, produce protein and facilitate nutrient recycle. The experiment aims also to study how fed larvae are, or could be, utilized in industry for food or feed.One of the goals of the project is to explore insect economy both smaller scale e.g. larvae farm at school and look into industrial scale possibilities.

Project gathers stakeholders e.g. Länsiharju school, City of Lahti, Lappeenranta–Lahti University of Technology (LUT), Päijät-Häme STEM-center. In addition, project reaches out local big audience.

Blue Wings Composting is part of environmental project – Lahti – European Green Capital 2021 which aims to create innovation and improvement in environmental issues, such as recycling, energy production and awareness. Even though Blue Wings Composting is very localized and relatively small project, we aim to continue project on a larger scale and introduce possibilities of insect economy to our stakeholders and partners.

The Blue Wings Composting experiment is conducted together with Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT ) SIRKKA project. SIRKKA – kestävästä proteiinituotannosta uutta liiketoimintaa

  • Black Soldier Fly 3/4
    In the third output of the project, black soldier flies were reproduced from larvae which are the research object for 4th grade students in Länsiharju. Children were very excited to meet newborn flies. It was very interesting for them to observe larvae transforming into black soldier flies because they were participating in each step of […]