THE BETTER ORIGIN ‘X1’
Farmers have been working in harmony with nature for thousands of years, but modern agriculture has become unsustainable. Our ‘X1’ bio-conversion unit deploys 21st century technology to restore nature’s balance. It is a fully automated insect mini-farm that uses AI to manage the process on farmers’ behalf. Our science-driven solution adds value, improves productivity, yield and animal welfare, while delivering 130% ROI.
WHAT IT DOES
The X1 is the world’s first autonomous, cost-effective insect mini-farm that converts waste biomass, such as excess feedstock or food waste into insect biomass, rich in proteins and fats. Tried and tested on chicken farms, it can be used to produce any animal feed.
BENEFITS OF THE BETTER ORIGIN X1
LOCAL PROTEIN FARMING
X1 produces up to five tonnes of protein per year from a range of biomasses. With the highest protein yield square metre per annum, this is a massive boost to food security.
LOCAL WASTE REDUCTION
X1 avoids the emissions associated with landfill, and promotes a more circular food system, providing greater resilience and flexibility in times of need.
GLOBAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION
X1 produces high-quality protein locally, reducing the deforestation associated with soya farming, as well as emissions from transportation.
FOOD WASTE GOES IN, LARVAE TO DO THE WORK, ANIMAL FEED COMES OUT:
Feedstock is delivered into the module and prepared to ensure it is free of bad bacteria.
Our own special insect farming matrix delivers the processed feedstock to seed larvae. Overmind (our AI) oversees the feeding and inspection of the larvae’s health so the farmer does not have to.
Larvae are grown over a 7-14 day period depending on the type of feed required.
When ready, the larvae are harvested and delivered direct to the animals. No processing, no additives.
New seed larvae are delivered to the module on whatever frequency is required.
HOW IT WORKS
It’s simple. Chickens have fed on live insects for millions of years. The X1 simply converts second grade grains and food waste into nutritious insects to be used as feed on farms.