A Singaporean company will feed airport food waste to crickets and mealworms before turning them into fish feed, aiming to cut the country’s use of imported feed and offer a sustainable alternative.

Blue Aqua International will partner dnata, an air and travel services provider, to convert organic waste from its catering and ground handling operations at Singapore’s Changi Airport into insect protein for aquacultural use.

The project looks to replace traditional fish and soybean meal as the main sources of protein for aquafeed. The insects will eat the food waste and convert it into body biomass containing about 60% protein. The dried larvae will then be made into feed.

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