Life cycle inventory analysis of prospective insect based feed production in West Africa

This study draws on experimental data from rearing trials in West Africa

Abstract

While the concept of insect based feeds (IBFs) promises great potential, especially in developing countries, the sustainability performance of IBF production remains widely underexplored. Drawing on experimental data from rearing trials in West Africa, 3 different insect production systems were modelled ex-ante. The generic models served as a basis to analyse and compare the process performances of different IBF production systems using Musca domestica and Hermetia illucens reared on different substrates.

Citation

Roffeis, M., Almeida, J., Wakefield, M.E., Valada, T.R.A., Devic, E., Koné, N., Kenis, M., Nacambo, S., Fitches, E.C., Koko, G.K.D., Mathijs, E., Achten, W.M.J. and Muys, B. (2017) Life cycle inventory analysis of prospective insect based feed production in West Africa. Sustainability 9(1697), 27 pp.

Life cycle inventory analysis of prospective insect based feed production in West Africa

Published 1 September 2017