OUR PRODUCT

The Better Origin X1

WORLD'S FIRST AI-POWERED INSECT MINI-FARM

The Better Origin X1 is a bioconversion unit that grows insect feed on farmers’ behalf. Our AI-driven solution tackles waste and improves productivity, yield, and animal welfare, all while delivering a 130% ROI.

TRIED AND TESTED ON CHICKEN FARMS

The X1 is the world’s first autonomous insect farm that converts waste, such as excess feedstock or food waste, into insects, rich in proteins and fats. It can be used to tackle food waste and produce sustainable feed.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THE X1?
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GROW SUSTAINABLE INSECT FEED

The X1 produces up to five tonnes of insect protein per year from a range of biomasses. With a protein yield much higher than traditional animal feeds, it offers a massive boost to food security.

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TACKLE WASTE LOCALLY

The X1 introduces various organic wastes that would otherwise be discarded back into the food chain. It promotes a more circular food system, providing greater resilience and flexibility in times of need.

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REDUCE EMISSIONS

Insect feed reduces deforestation associated with soya farming, as well as emissions from transportation.

FOOD WASTE GOES IN, LARVAE TO DO THE WORK, ANIMAL FEED COMES OUT:
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Feedstock is delivered into the module and prepared to ensure it is free of bad bacteria.

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Our insect farm processes and delivers the feed to larvae. Overmind (our AI) oversees the feeding and inspection of the larvae’s health so the farmer does not have to.

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Larvae are grown over a 7-14 day period depending on the type of feed required.

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When ready, the larvae are harvested and delivered direct to the animals. No processing, no additives.

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New seed larvae are delivered to the module on whatever frequency is required.

HOW IT WORKS

It’s simple – chickens have fed on insects for millions of years. The X1 simply converts waste into nutritious insects they can enjoy.

How the Better Origin X1 insect farm works
GOT QUESTIONS?

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Who is the X1 for?

The X1 is a great solution for supermarkets, food producers, and poultry farmers who have at least 16,000 chickens.

Can the X1 be shipped anywhere?

Our system can be deployed almost anywhere in the world, but we are focused on the UK and EU markets for the time being.

How much does the X1 cost?

The subscription price depends on the size of the system, the size of the farm, and the type of waste used. Get in touch to find out more.

Who manages the X1?

We know life on the farm is busy, so we have minimised the amount of user interaction needed within our X1s.

 

The entire process is automated through AI. Our technology prepares the feed, feeds the larvae and monitors factors such as larvae growth, temperature, and humidity. When ready to harvest, the user is notified and the larvae can be fed to the hens.

What do I need for installation?

The container requires on-site water, IBC intake, grain silo, auger, 15kW electricity connection, and drainage.

What do the larvae eat?

Our Better Origin X1 technology enables the conversion of virtually any organic waste into larvae biomass.

 

However, based on current regulations, the larvae can only feed on non-animal bioproducts, such as fruit, vegetable, and cereal wastes.

What effects does insect feed have on hens?

Our trials have shown an overall improvement in the chickens’ health and welfare, including better feather coverage, better gut health, and flocks displaying more natural behaviour.

 

You can also expect an increase in productivity (more eggs laid) and fewer floor eggs.

 

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HOW TO GET ONE