We have fine-tuned the intricate art and science
of rearing the flies and growing the larvae for
maximum production using minimal resources.
Our team is always pushing the boundaries of nutritional content in our insects to improve the quality of all our products. Whether it’s exploring new techniques to improve our hatch to harvest rate or creating unique machinery to maximize productions, we are constantly innovating.
Our mission is to expand throughout California, where over a third of the country’s fruits and vegetables are produced, in order to help reduce food waste in landfills and provide sustainable protein for animals.
Started a small-scale colony and experimented with different farming methods
Discovered the Black Soldier Fly species and began preliminary research
Created Vivotein and began business development
Moved into our first pilot plant in Los Angeles, California
Raised angel round and moved into our first commercial scale factory in Ontario, California
Continued R&D and developed a proof of concept at our pilot plant
Continuing multisite expansion
Commercial scale factory completion, started production
Currently working with California State University, Northridge to set up a BSFL turnkey operation to help them eliminate their waste on campus.
Participated in the University of Southern California Wrigley Sustainability Prize and received 3rd place. Consulted the BSFL research team at the University of Southern California Wrigley Institute on their BSFL plant in Catalina Island.
Working with Sonia Sotomayor high school in Los Angeles to educate students about sustainable farming. With our BSFL donations, we are able to help teachers educate students and give their small farm animals a nutritious snack.