A Singapore-based insect feed company is seeking automation and sensor technology for the insect farming process. The company has developed the know-how to farm insects including black soldier fly (BSF) and mealworms using organic food waste residues as nutritious feed for the insects. Young insect larvae will be grown from eggs until the ideal weight has been met in standardized crates and racking units. Afterwhich, the larvae will be separated from the rearing residue (substrate) for harvesting. In general, solutions and technologies that automate and optimise the insect farming process including feeding, weighing, harvesting and drying are of interest to the tech seeker.
To overcome the inefficiencies of traditional insect farming, the following technologies are of interest to the tech seeker:
Software development capacity and solutions developed for grasshoppers.