Our soil has less than 60 years of productivity left if business continues as usual
Demands on land continue to rise while soil and crop health and biodiversity decline
Depleted soils require increasing amounts of chemicals and pesticides
These inputs are toxic, polluting, expensive, and imported (putting domestic production at risk)
We send over $5B-worth of nutrients to landfills as waste
A new, regenerative approach to food production is needed.
Over 40% of our food supply goes to waste (aka over $940B lost every year) 2
If food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest GHG emitting, right after the US and China 3
Agriculture presents the highest ROI opportunity for energy transition investments that seek impact and returns at scale. Circular agriculture reduces our reliance on petrochemical inputs while improving domestic food security. 4
70-90% fewer greenhouse gases than composting
U.S. can become net exporter of insect feed & frass
Could divert 1 million tons of waste per year
Mimic nature: feed insects instead of landfills, recapture valuable nutrients, eliminate costly waste fees, and produce valuable feed and fertilizer products to sell.
Analyze waste: Chapul provides end-to-end services, from initial feedstock (waste) assessment, to full facility development (with Nexus PMG)
Customize & Co-locate Facilities: insect farms for each waste stream will be custom built, on-site to minimize transport, for customers big (cities) or small (a brewery)
Optimize: Chapul's specialists optimize the rate insects convert waste into biomass and frass to improve efficiency and quality of co-products to sell
Circular Model: Chapul Farms builds, owns, and operates insect facilities structured in bespoke SPVs with attractive returns potential. Facilities earn cash flow and distribute back to Chapul HoldCo.
The need has never been greater for holistic, nature-based, regenerative solutions that work to transform/enhance our food production, increase access to domestic supply of fertilizer products/feed ingredients, and improve our future food security.
Chapul Farms offers the structure and the solution to meaningfully deploy capital in the most impactful sector: agriculture.
$200B Global Market
$500B Global Market
Chapul Farms has accomplished the "impossible." We scaled the insect industry to build a better world by restoring soil health and biodiversity–and we’re only getting started.