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PhD research into value from agricultural wastes

Agricultural residues can be a valuable resource. In this video Alex Setchfield, a PhD student from the University of York, discusses his research.

The human population is predicted to reach almost 10 billion by 2050. Feeding the growing population in a sustainable way is a challenge that we will continue to face in the future.

Alternative sources of protein such as Black Soldier Fly larvae, which can be fed on agricultural crop residues (such as wheat straw) offer a potential solution to this global challenge, whilst also helping with waste management.

PhD student Alex Setchfield introduces his cutting-edge research within the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products at the University of York alongside industry collaborators at Fera Science.

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