Our work

Harnessing the natural lifecycle of insects, HATCH bioconverts food waste into beneficial products. 
Bioconversion is the conversion of organic materials like food waste by biological processes such as microorganisms or insects. 

 BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE

BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE

Microbial decomposition processes such as composting release 70% higher levels of carbon-based greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than insect bioconversion. This is because insects such as Black Soldier Fly larvae capture excess carbon and store it in the form of proteins, oils and fertiliser, all of which have social and economic value.

HATCH is at the forefront of insect bioconversion in Australia. Our unique IP, developed by our Melbourne-based team, uses insects to bioconvert large volumes of food waste into beneficial products:

  • using no added water and low amounts of energy
  • on a small land footprint with low capital costs
  • within 7 days
  • with up to 70% less greenhouse gas emissions than aerobic composting

Our unique system can provide developed countries, and third world nations, with low cost food waste bioconversion technology.

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