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We believe that insects are the protein of the future and that technology has the power to bring this extraordinary tradition to the world.

Technology Icon MainWe use pioneering technology (including robotics and automated data-collection) to farm insects that have a similar protein quality to meat and an environmental footprint closer to plants. Our commitment to relentless innovation, radical rethinking, and superior nutrition is what makes our technology best-in-class.

Precision Farming: From Hatch to Batch

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We put the "precision" in precision-farming by deploying proprietary sensor technology and internet-of-things (IoT) to capture real-time data on our insects from hatch-to-batch.

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We apply complex modeling simulations and analytic approaches to our data to optimize our techniques to take our farming technology to new heights.

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We are in the process of implementing zero-waste systems throughout our farm to ensure we adhere to our rigorous standards of sustainability.

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We are building autonomous robotics, centralized distribution systems and custom assemblies to farm our insects from hatch-to-harvest. Our proprietary technology enables rapid and high-fidelity interation of farming techniques.  Our resulting process standardization and farm modularity means our farms can be built anywhere and consistently provide reliable, low-cost yield.

Palm weevil larvae

We have developed novel technology that modifies off-the-shelf components to optimize farming yield. This empowers rural farmers in developing countries to raise insects while creating a viable revenue stream.

Early on we travelled to Southern Thailand where there is medium scale farming of the palm weevil larva (rhynchophorus ferrugineus). Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer, Gabriel Mott, along with Dr. Mark Hoddle from UC Riverside, learned the basics of palm weevil larva farming from Thai farmers. Then, Aspire brought the farming technology to Ghana, where palm weevil larva had previously only been harvested from the wild.

Using Aspire's precision-farming principles we have adapted the Thai farming techniques to the local African species (rhynchophorus phoenicis), reducing the cost and increasing the supply of palm weevil larva. Through efficient farming the safety concerns of harvesting from the wild are largely mitigated.