PHOTOS: ISTVAN VIRAG (C) PUNKT Ø / MOMENTUM 9
Búi Aðalsteinsson (IS)
Fly Factory (2014)
Búi Aðalsteinsson is a product designer with a degree in psychology. He is concerned with creating sustainable food systems for a, in the near future, possible overpopulated world.
For him, insects are the key for the production of protein without disturbing too much of the earth’s resources, as insects need very little water and can be nourished on human faces.
Búi’s Fly Factory is a transportable farm that breeds larvae off the black soldier fly. The farm consists of a breeding tank where insect larvae are fed on waste, while the nutrients they excrete are harvested. The larvae produce nutrient soil, which is drained into compost canisters, and used for spice and herb production. The larvae itself can then be used for human consumption, as protein in food products.
The factory is designed for the food processing industry; however, it can be fitted into to a future Scandinavian kitchen as well as on manned spaceships on long distance space travels.