Meet Britain’s Willy Wonka powered by Space

Small-scale creators are vital to the UK's economy and some of Britain’s Willy Wonkas are concocting their recipes in London.

At Entocycle, black soldier flies are bred on spent grain from local breweries to turn them into a high-protein meal for salmon – a possible replacement for the far more land-intensive soya beans.

People might be surprised to learn that Entocycle is "powered by space", as it uses assets like robotic automation, big data analysis, life support systems and scheduling protocols that have all been derived from the space industry.

Growing ground

Entocycle is seeking to transform the $150 billion animal feed industry with an innovative technology that converts waste treatment costs into new revenue streams.

10 September 2018
Last updated at 14 September 2018 - 10:41