The Hermetia System (Commercial Potential of the Black Soldier Fly: A cost Effective and Value Added Solution to Manure Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16804
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00598
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Venture Innovations, Inc.
106 Board Road, Lafayette, LA, 70508
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andre` Blanchard
 (337) 232-1977
Business Contact
 Richard Foreman
Title: President
Phone: (337) 232-1977
Research Institution
Combined animal feeding operations generate low value manure which cannot be economically transported more than a few miles and cannot be used locally at proper agronomic rates. Local nutrient overload then occurs, potentially resulting in odors, lowered water quality and pest insects; depending on how the manure is handled. Quickly extracting these nutrients before undesirable natural processes occur and concentrating them into forms valuable enough to economically transport long distances would solve these problems. We are focusing on the Hermetia system as the economic engine/ commercial driver to demonstrate economic feasibility and environmental friendliness of this approach.

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