Preliminary Registration for Participants
Electronic workshop on
"Insect Larvae in Organic Waste Recycling and Management"
Date: April/May (to be announced)
Organiser: Integrated Biosystems Network of IOBB
(Intl Org. on Biotechnology & Bioengineering)
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WANTED: An organism(s) that can consume all types of bio-organic wastes,
do the job very quickly, convert all wastes into useful by-products. It
should be able to work independently.
ARE THERE SUCH ORGANISMS ?. Yes, certain larvae of Insects that can
consume as much as 15 kg of organic wastes per m2 per day, do a neat
clean-up job quickly and achieve zero waste. Who can they be, how do
they do it, how can I get them to work for me ?
This electronic workshop is organised by the Integrated Biosystems
Network (IBSnet) and will enable you to join a group of experts and
practitioners to discuss how zero waste can be achieved in organic waste
recycling, how to grow and manage these larvae, what are the risks we
need to consider, what and how to use the by-products, etc.. The goal of
this e-workshop is to increase public awareness and to form a sub-group
under the IBSnet; in order to popularise the approach for organic waste
recycling, to convince policy makers and encourage agencies and
individuals to fund R&D projects globally, and to apply, adapt and
further develop technology to suit local needs.
The following experts will provide materials for discussion by email :
(1) Paul Olivier (USA). The Bio-Conversion of Putrescent Waste
(2) Lylian Rodriguez, Siv Kong & Thomas R Preston (Cambodia). Insect
larvae as recycling agents: an alternative for the conversion of organic
wastes into high quality protein
(3) Craig Sheppard (USA). Black Soldier Fly and Others for Value-Added
(4) Tran Tan Viet (Vietnam). Mass Production of Insect larvae
(5) Kevin Warburton & Vivienne Hallman (Australia). Processing of
organic materials by the soldier fly, Hermetia illicens
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Jacky Foo, Coordinator
Integrated Biosystems Network
International Organization on Biotechnology and Bioengineering