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Austin startup Grub Tubs
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Author:  BorealWormer [ Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:07 am ]
Post subject:  Austin startup Grub Tubs

Austin startup Grub Tubs builds a business model around leftover food - and bugs March 8th, 2018 ... FTknzPKbK/

The old timers in this forum will remember Robert Olivier who has been in the BSF field a long time (link)

When Robert Olivier looks at a handful of squirming, fat fly larvae, or grubs, he sees the solution to two of Austin’s problems.

The problem for restaurant and grocery store operators is a steady stream of food waste, and a looming deadline. The city of Austin will require all food-related businesses to have organic diversion programs by Oct. 1.

The problem for local chicken farmers is the high cost and low return on keeping chickens and selling eggs. A large percentage of farmers’ cost is chicken feed, and they don’t make much per dozen eggs sold.

Enter Olivier, the grubs — and his Austin-based startup Grub Tubs.

Olivier says he has devised a way to provide grubs to farmers at a lower cost than organic soy feed — and to do so by plugging into Austin’s growing demand for composting businesses.

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