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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
https://www.512tech.com/technology/aust ... 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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