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dc.contributor.authorJucker, Costanzaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLupi, Danielaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Christopher Douglasen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLeonardi, Maria Giovannaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSavoldelli, Saraen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T00:01:11Z-
dc.date.available2020-04-03T00:01:11Z-
dc.date.issued2020-01en_UK
dc.identifier.other362en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30933-
dc.description.abstractHermetia illucens is an ecient bioconverter able to grow on various dierent organic materials, producing larvae, which are a good source of protein and fat with applications in the animal feed and biochemical industries. This fly's capacity to reduce huge amounts of waste presents an interesting opportunity to establish a circular food economy. In this study, we assessed the suitability of using organic wastes from cricket and locust farming to rear H. illucens. Larvae developed until adult emergence on all the wastes, with a mean survival of over 94%. Cricket waste allowed faster development of heavier larvae than locust waste. Substrate reduction was particularly interesting on cricket waste ( < 72%), while locust waste was only reduced by 33%. The nutritional composition of the larvae reflected that of the growing substrates with a high protein and fat content. These results demonstrate the potential of using H. illucens to reduce and valorise waste generated when farming various insects through the production of a larval biomass for use as a protein meal in animal feeds or industrial applications.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherMDPIen_UK
dc.relationJucker C, Lupi D, Moore CD, Leonardi MG & Savoldelli S (2020) Nutrient recapture from insect farm waste: Bioconversion with hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Sustainability, 12 (1), Art. No.: 362. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010362en_UK
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly citeden_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectblack soldier flyen_UK
dc.subjectwaste reductionen_UK
dc.subjectlarval performanceen_UK
dc.subjectinsect farmingen_UK
dc.titleNutrient recapture from insect farm waste: Bioconversion with hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su12010362en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSustainabilityen_UK
dc.citation.issn2071-1050en_UK
dc.citation.volume12en_UK
dc.citation.issue1en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderUK Research and Innovationen_UK
dc.citation.date02/01/2020en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Milanen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Milanen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Milanen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Milanen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000521955600362en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85081898536en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1594963en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-3648-4273en_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-12-30en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-04-02en_UK
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