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Manna is an intelligent and energy-efficient technology for upcycling biowaste into high-protein animal feed and fertilizer by rearing black soldier fly (BSF) larvae in climatized, stand-alone 20ft containers.
Manna MIND, our self-learning cloud-based control unit, monitors and automatically adjusts the climate inside the containers to ensure the best conditions for BSF larvae to grow.
Manna offers new business opportunities around the globe in fast-growing markets of insect feed.
ONE REARING CYCLE 10 – 14 DAYS
Output ratio is highly dependent on the quality of the biowaste
Manna has created a localized, automated solution for upcycling all biowaste in any weather conditions into protein-rich animal feed, with minimal effort and investments.
After several years of studying, growing BSF larvae in harsh climate conditions and developing our unique, intelligent MIND unit for remotely monitoring and optimizing the breeding and rearing processes, Manna Insect is ready to grow globally.
Manna’s solution has already been successfully implemented on three continents; in Asia, Africa and Europe. The future is here – read our customer stories and join the feed revolution, farming locally instead of buying globally!
The first Manna containers of Africa were taken in use by a business partner in Kenya in spring 2022.
The first Manna customer in Asia is from India – this Manna BSF container was built and taken in use in early 2022.
BSF larvae have a high amount of animal protein and an optimal amino acid profile for especially chicken. It also contains plenty of animal fat and micronutrients suitable as animal feed. BSF larvae eat almost all kinds of biowaste, enabling local production of larvae cost-effectively.
Manna Insect provides instructions on building the container and using it for rearing and breeding BSF larvae. Previous experience in insect farming is not needed, and the Manna MIND unit automatically controls the growing phase. In some countries our partners can also offer onsite training.
Recommended load is around 4 thousand kilos of organic waste per one batch of roughly 500 trays (600x400x145mm tray size). For one full batch you’ll need approximately 100-130 grams BSF eggs.
In optimal case (4 thousand kilos good-quality vegetable & fruit biowaste) you can get roughly 750 kg of live larvae and 500 kg of frass (fertilizer) from one production cycle of 10-14 days). Higher nutritional value in the biowaste improves the conversion rate between larvae and frass. With lower quality biowaste the amount of frass is notably higher. Use the free Manna BSF business calculator to validate your business plan and estimate the outputs / costs and revenues.
Manna containers have been tested in harsh conditions and they work optimally in temperatures from -35C to +48C. Depending on the environment, we can recommend components with a higher or lower capacity than the standard solution.
We want to make BSF farming and local feed and fertilizer production possible for everyone and everywhere. This is why Manna container is the most inexpensive and fastest way of start learning and make profitable business. Our starter package total investment including Manna’s control unit (MIND), materials, equipment, assembly work and necessary setup for rearing or breeding container will cost around $15,000 to $20,000 depending on local sourcing and labor costs.
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Insect based feed is an environmental friendly and sustainable option for soy and fish based feed, reducing the need of soy fields (that cause gas emissions and land erosion) and saving fish by reducing the dependence of fish as a protein source.
BSF larvae can turn a wide range of organic waste streams into biomass that can be reused as animal feed. In Manna containers the larvae breeding and rearing can be done naturally, without any useless side products. Compared to using soy and fish based feed, Manna solution reduces CO2 emissions remarkably, and saves significant amounts of water.
Growing BSF larvae helps to reduce the environmental impact of organic waste, and in addition to high-quality animal feed, the process generates organic fertilizers (frass). With one Manna container, up to 20 000 kilos of live larvae can be produced annually, with which 8 000 chickens can be fed. The value of the feed produced is roughly $12 000 a year.
Calculate how much BSF larvae and organic fertilizer you can produce in a month with Manna containerized solution!