From agricultural waste to aquaculture

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Bioconversion consists of transforming one organic substance into another through natural processes.
The research programme on Bioconversion, led by the IRD and its Indonesian partners, consists in valuing the byproducts from the oil palm industry to produce insect larvae.
These larvae transformed into biomass will in turn be used as a basis for the feeding of aquaculture fish. This technique is very promising for the future, because the surprising larvae of an insect called “black Soldier” are capable of degrading many bio-organic wastes.
This incredible capacity could even be used in developed countries. What can be done in Indonesia can obviously be done in Senegal or anywhere in Africa

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