3. January 2020 ecokontor

Zero Waste Scotland promoting insect farming as biodiesel feedstock source

In the UK, the Scotsman newspaper reports that Zero Waste Scotland is promoting the development of an insect farming sector to diversify its circular economy, biofuels are seen as one of the opportunities for insects. With grubs fed on food waste, they can then be raised to be used for protein that goes into animal feed and biodiesel from the byproducts. Bioplastics are also mentioned as a possible byproduct. Protein supply remains a key challenge in Europe with imported soy often the main stopgap for demand.