We are focused on leading the world in commercial insect farming using advanced sustainable agriculture methods. We cultivate insect-based protein for animal feed: poultry, fish, and pets.
We rear Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) using ultra high-efficiency, environmentally sound methods. BSFL are benign non-pest insects. Economically transforming residues such as almond hulls into valuable proteins and premium soils using BSFL lets us close the sustainable agriculture loop while addressing a pressing need: rising global food demand.
Hermetia Pro specializes in almond hull biomass conversion using BSF. California Almond growers produce over 2.5 billion pounds of almonds and supply over 80% of the global market and nearly 100% of the domestic market. Their almond production yields 5 billion pounds of hulls and shells know as co-products. Currently there are limited uses for the hulls, however this clean biomass is perfect for biomass conversion using BSF. This strategic partnership helps the Almond Board of California reach their goal of zero waste by 2025 while also supplying high nitrogen, phosphorus and organic matter soil amendments.
John Paul, JP, currently serves as Managing Partner. A third-generation California farmer, JP is a graduate of California State University at Fresno. JP oversees the operations, investor relations, marketing and sales. As an original founder, JP uses his agricultural and business experience to advance the mission of the organization.
Becca earner her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California State University at Fresno. Becca comes to Hermetia Pro with a vast knowledge and understanding of process engineering and research. Along with Ben Runyon, Becca heads the egg production and quality assurance effort.
Ben earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California State University at Fresno. Ben brings a comprehensive and operational understanding of process and quality control. Along with Becca Cartier, Ben heads the egg production and quality assurance effort.
A technology and engineering lead, Eric brings vast and expansive systems, technology and business startup acumen to Hermetia Pro. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and over two decades of experience, Eric oversees AI development as well as larvae production and harvesting.