Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States United States
Founded in: 2016
Stage: Pre-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
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Boulder, Colorado, United States United States
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Company description
Kulisha is an agritech company that converts organic waste products into a sustainable insect protein for use in animal feeds. Currently, the majority of animal feeds—from chicken pellets to dog food—contain fishmeal as the primary source of protein, and the production of this fishmeal contributes to the overfishing of the oceans. Meanwhile, vast amounts of organic waste are thrown away—in the US, nearly 15% of landfill volume is food. We are developing a system that takes organic waste as an input and produces insect protein as an output. We work with a type of insect called the black solder fly, whose larvae consumes the organic waste. The black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are then harvested, processed, packaged, and sold to feed millers as a protein input for animal feeds, providing a sustainable, high quality alternative to fishmeal and transforming the way we think about waste and produce food. Given that the microbes allow us to utilize virtually any organic waste stream and that our system does not require specialized insect know-how, this model can be scaled across the country, and eventually, into international markets as well.