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Spotlight on September’s Smarter Future Award winner, Matthew McLaren, co-founder of Entomics

Mon, 23 November 2015

Matthew McLaren won a Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award in September 2015.

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Entomics are pioneering the transformation of food waste into sustainable sources of fuel for plants, animals and vehicles. Instead of breaking food waste down, they’re building it up into more complex and valuable chemical compounds using insects. Using food waste as the input and the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) as the key catalyst, their process generates biodiesel from modified insect fats, with high protein animal feed and fertiliser/biopesticide arising as side products. Each of their products acts as ‘fuel’ for a different industry – biodiesel in heating your house and powering your car (Energy and Transportation), animal feed in raising chickens, fish and other livestock (Livestock Farming) and fertiliser/biopesticide in improving agricultural yields (Agriculture). 
Matthew McLaren (Entomos)
Matthew McLaren of Entomics.

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