By: Volterra

Volterra studies Cetonia Aurata potential based on French experience

Recently, Mr Egbert Sonneveld of Volterra Ecosystems has been in touch with representatives of Buxor company (based in Larzac, south of France) to discuss their experience in the obtainment of high protein larvae from the Cetonia Aurata beetle. This beetle grows very well on composting buxus wood chips and gives high value feed for the pigs on the farm. As part of the plans to introduce more circular economy principles on the trial farms in Spain & Italy, such practices could deal with the prunings on the one hand and generate income and savings on th other hand. Volterra is planning to trial similar composting practices in LIFE Regenerate farms and see if this beetle can be attracted also to oak wood prunings.