MISSION

At BEF Biosystems we farm insects for the production of feed, agricultural soil improvers and components for the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. The bioconversion of organic residues using larvae results in reduced food waste, less waste production and lower costs for companies who must dispose of these residues.

BIOCONVERSION

20
%
food is wasted daily on a global scale (179kg/year per resident in Italy)
55
million tonnes/year of food waste are produced in Europe
35
%
of food protein is imported by the European Union
25
million tonnes of waste could be used to breed insects in Europe
2
million tonnes of waste could be used to breed insects in Italy
1
million tonnes of protein could be produced in Europe

Business Model

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

BEF Biosystems is the industrial evolution of research carried out by its partners since 2014. Technology for farming insects and managing the bioconversion process has been designed and created based on the results of this research and experimentation. The company’s facilities and staff are available for scientific partnerships with universities and research bodies.

Hermetia illucens

This is a common species of fly, also known as the black soldier fly, and is a particularly voracious feeder. During its larval life cycle, the black soldier fly consumes huge quantities of organic mass, increasing its weight 20-fold. As an adult, the fly lives for a few days, during which the females lay up to 900 eggs which hatch after a few days.

Tenebrio molitor

This is a very widespread omnivorous beetle, often found as a pest in flour or foodstuffs (in Italy it is known as the “flour moth” or “miller beetle”). The larva’s lifecycle lasts from 8 to 10 weeks; it is edible and commonly enjoyed by humans as food.

Acheta Domesticus

This is an omnivorous cricket which feeds mainly on vegetables, fruit and grains.  The adult contains large quantities of protein (up to 70%) and special health and hygiene measures are needed to breed this insect. These crickets have been used as a traditional cooking ingredient all over the world for centuries; in recent years their use as protein meal for humans and animals has also grown in Europe.

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OUR PARTNERS

Team

Giuseppe Tresso
Giuseppe Tresso

CEO

Expert in the development of industrial projects in the sectors of renewable energy, environmental technology and organic waste.

Umberto Guerra
Umberto Guerra

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Entrepreneur and founder of Omnianet, a supply company for integrated technology, fibre optic, alternative energy and home automation systems.

Adriano Travaglia
Adriano Travaglia

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Specialist lawyer in European Projects, training, strategic and financial support for start-ups and companies.

Annibale Brivio Sforza

OWNER OF BUGSFARM AT CASALNOCETO

Entrepreneur and farmer with interests in various innovative sectors. Owner of Cascina San Carlo, home of the first Bugsfarm.

Nicola Radice Fossati

AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

Agricultural entrepreneur. Strong advocate of multifunctionality in agriculture, combining tradition and innovation.

Danilo Bozzetto
Danilo Bozzetto

TECHNICAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Designer, coordinator of technical design and head of development and functionality checks on prototypes.

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