What are Black Soldier Flies?

And why use their larvae to compost food waste?

Black soldier flies (BSF), or Hermetia illumens, are inoffensive flies, found naturally in the Philippines. 

LimaDOL will supply the young larvae (5DOL).

In 12 days, their larvae:

  • consume large quantities of malata, 
  • produce a rich compost. 
  • and can be fed to domestic animals, as a rich source of proteins.

A solution for food waste management

Solid waste management is a major challenge in many urban centres in Mindanao.

The majority of our food waste ends up in the landfill, emitting methane, a major contributor to climate change.

The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003) mandates all biodegradables to be composted.

Our solution, using BSF larvae, will help you:

  • transform waste into valuable ressources,
  • and make community composting economically viable.

More about the black soldier fly

  • Capable of transforming large quantities of food waste in very short time - (100gams of 5DOL transforms 15 kg of food waste in 12 days),
  • Eliminate the smell of decomposing food, 
  • Reduces the presence of house flies,
  • Inactivates disease transmitting bacteria, such as Salmonella spp. 
  • As feed for livestock, they consist up to 42% protein and ±30% crude fat,
  • As flies, they only live for 5 to 10 days, only consume water and do not bother humans,
  • A safe and simple technology.

The technology has been deployed successfully in Singapore,  Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, China amongst others, and researched extensively in Europe.