Member - Cycle Farms

Cycle Farms transforms food waste into insect-based animal feed : we are the future of animal feed in Africa.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2016
Company Size 8
Member Type
Founders Marc-Antoine Luraschi, Floran Laville
Headquarters 49250 La Ménitré, France
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Cycle Farms


Cycle Farms has developed and patented technology to produce protein from Black Soldier fly larvae. This is a breakthrough because it allows for local protein production anywhere in the world. Cycle Farms collects vegetable byproducts – waste from farms, agro-processors and markets - and feeds it to BSF larvae. After two weeks the larvae are rich in protein and ready for harvest. Cycle Farms processes the larvae into an insect meal that is an ideal replacement for fish and soy meal in animal feed formulations. Cycle Farms is the only insect company to vertical integrate with animal feed production.
Headquarters 49250 La Ménitré, France

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SDG 11
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SDG 12
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Cycle Farms

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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Cycle Farms will bring insect-based animal feed production to Ghana with the CycleMill. The CycleMill is the world's first vertically integrated insect and granulated feed production system. Thanks to patented innovations Cycle Farms has mastered the entire process of insect and granulted feed production. A CycleMill will be built in Ghana in 2018, Feasability Studies and Licenses for the next CycleMills are available.

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Categories of applicationResponsible consumption and productionSector of applicationAgriculture and farming for food production, Circular economy of solid wastes, Primary resources management Status R&D

Cycle Farms is bringing insect-based feed to Ghana's tilapia farmers. Cycle Farms has developed technology to raise Black Soldier Fly larvae and transform them into a protein-rich meal that can replace fish meal in animal feed formulations. BSF meal is complemented by locally sourced raw materials for nutritionally complete feed that responds to the needs of tilapia at each stage of ist growth cycle. Thanks to this breakthrough innovation, Cycle Farms can offer the best performing feed at an affordable and stable price. Cycle Farms first product line is being developed specifically for West African tilapia farmers, in partnership with fish farmers and research institutions.

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Categories of applicationResponsible consumption and productionSector of applicationAgriculture and farming for food production Status Tested implementation