Blue economy solutions for sustainable Circular Economy and role of Black Soldier Fly

SESSION B5 / 19 November 2020 / 14:45 - 16:00

Blue economy solutions for sustainable Circular Economy and role of Black Soldier Fly

Chair / Presidente: Valentina Grossule (IT)


Complex systems, used in both solid and liquid waste management and treatment, might result not always affordable, particularly due to high costs and high technology needed. The interest for developing innovative sustainable treatment techniques is growing worldwide favouring the application of concepts such as the Blue Economy concept (Gunter Pauli, 2004). This concept aims to find solutions inspired by nature, trying to move from environmental problems to opportunities of business and innovation. Blue technologies should be simple, cost-effective and should allow recovering viable resources in terms of energy and material. Examples that will be introduced in this session, are related to: Use of Black Soldiers Fly (BSF) larvae for biowaste treatment, Phytotreatment using energy crops, Thermocompost. Other contributions are welcome in order to promote new fruitful collaboration and discussion.

  • V. Grossule (IT)

    Blue economy solutions for sustainable circular economy and role of Black Soldier Fly - An overview

  • Y. Huang (CN)

    Black Soldier Fly traits and organic waste based circular economy

  • M. Gold, D. Ireri, C. Zurbrügg, T. Fowles, A. Mathys (CH)

    Efficient and safe substrates for Black Soldier Fly biowaste treatment along circular economy principles