Let’s Take Back
Our Food System -
Invest in the Inevitable

Supporting Farmers By Transforming Their Waste Into Feed & Fertilizer (feeding bugs, not landfills)

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  • Chapul Farms designs, builds, and operates modular insect farms that turn organic waste into high-value food and agricultural products as a model of circular food systems of the future.
  • Our end-to-end project development services recover nutrients with a nature-based solution that improves efficiency, reduces emissions, and improves domestic supply.
  • In partnership with Nexus PMG, who has established a record for project execution through long-term project success, we distinguish ourselves from other insect industry companies that have little experience.

Farmers Were F*CKED

Yes, the fossil-fuel-heavy fertilizers and technologies of the 1970s allowed us to feed a booming population, but it also killed our soils. 1

Extractive, linear production killed soil and left farmers today dependent on costly inputs like fertilizers and pesticides.

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

Food, feed, and fertilizer are the most critical parts of the energy sector.

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

Nature Doesn’t Waste.
Neither Should We.

Chapul Farms designs, builds, and operates modular insect farms that turn organic waste into high-value food and agricultural products as a model of circular food systems of the future.

Improve soil
without chemicals

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

How We Do It

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.

Why Us

Partnered with internationally renowned climate project developers Nexus PMG to lend experience, a track record for excellence, and the capacity to scale quickly.

Pat Crowley, Chapul's CEO, was elected the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation-backed Center for the Environmental Sustainability through Insect Farming.

Chapul Farms is the US leader in insect agriculture operations.

We've made significant progress since our seed round and need to scale quickly to meet demand.

Why Now

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. 

Recent acceleration in our industry has already occurred abroad - fundraising efforts from similar companies in the EU (Innovafeed's $250M Series D) and Asia (Nutrition Technologies $20M).
It's time for the U.S. to catch up, and Chapul Farms is the market leader. Read more about the energy transition opportunity here

Closing the Food Loop Is Worth Billions

Our high-quality frass and feed products have much higher nutrient values than current options, opening up a large market potential.

Frass

$200B Global Market

Animal Feed

$500B Global Market

Solutions Across the Value-Chain

Food Waste

Biofertilizers

Aquaculture Feed

Poultry Feed

Pet Food

Premium products in huge markets

Each facility can produce 5,000 tons of larvae and 10,000 tons of frass. This is still small in comparison to demand. Chapul estimates a  demand of >10M tons of larvae per year.

Powerful Partnerships

Track record of completing several multi-billion dollar projects with 100+ engineers.

Dr. Elaine Ingham's Soil Food Web - global leaders in soil microbiology and the benefits it has to carbon sequestration.

$1B Project Pipeline:

Chapul Farms has developed a robust pipeline with several projects entering later stages of development.

You Can Be A Part Of This

If We Get Agriculture Wrong, Nothing Else Can Go Right.

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.

TEAM

Patrick Crowley
CEO
Aly Moore
CCO
Michael Place
CTO
Joe Matta
COO/CFO
Ben Hubbard
BSFL TECHNOLOGIST
Todd Severson
CPO
Alexx Blazzard
SUPPLY MANAGER
Max Breitensteiner
BSFL TECHNOLOGIST
Sayla Elsbree-Kraft
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Tyler Isaac
AQUACULTURE
Clint Manley
Senior Project Dev., Nexus PMG
NEXUS PMG
100+ ENGINEERING STAFF