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Enterra Feed Corporation (link) based in Vancouver Canada.

"Enterra’s bioconversion technology deploys a local beneficial insect, the Black Soldier Fly, to efficiently recover nutrients from traceable, pre-consumer food waste, such as fruits, vegetables, fish and grains, that are recycled from grocery stores, markets, food distributors and food processors.

... Enterra offers a “concierge” service for collection and transportation of recycled food products sourced from grocery stores, markets, food processors, and food distributors."

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Enterra Feed Corporation (link) based in Vancouver Canada.
CBC Radio's 'What A Waste' podcast (link) featured an interview with the Chief Technology Officer of Enterra Feed. The segment begins at the 11 minute mark.MP3 - right click and save as

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Enterra Feed Corporation (link) based in Vancouver Canada.

"Enterra’s bioconversion technology deploys a local beneficial insect, the Black Soldier Fly, to efficiently recover nutrients from traceable, pre-consumer food waste, such as fruits, vegetables, fish and grains, that are recycled from grocery stores, markets, food distributors and food processors.

... Enterra offers a “concierge” service for collection and transportation of recycled food products sourced from grocery stores, markets, food processors, and food distributors."
More about Enterra, a Langley, B.C., company, in this article from the Leader Post in Regina Saskatchewan (link);

"... The Langley facility, which is accepting 100 tonnes of food discards daily, is the first of its kind in the world.

Of the 100 tonnes about 20 tonnes is dry waste; the rest is water. That 20 tonnes is consumed by the larvae, which when cooked become about seven tonnes of protein. They also produce about eight tonnes of waste, which is collected and used as a high-quality plant fertilizer.

If you do that math, that means Enterra is recovering about 70 per cent of the food waste and turning it back into food for animals and plants.

Only about one per cent of the larvae are allowed to mature into flies, which are used as breeding stock, laying about 700 to 800 eggs each. The flies are native to B.C. in the summer, but prefer the warm conditions in the Enterra facility to the outdoors. ..."

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Wow! That's a fantastic conversion ratio!

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Enterra Feed Corporation (link) based in Vancouver Canada.


Excerpts from an October 23, 2014 article New businesses worm their way into the market (link) in the Vancouver Sun from Canada with some info about Enterra Feed Corporation:

But while one-third of the world’s population eats insects such as crickets, mealworms and silkworms, North Americans are still a little uncertain, said Brad Marchant, CEO of Vancouver-based Enterra Feed Corp., which is also investigating the commercial use of insects for feed. Another key challenge is waiting for federal government regulations to catch up with innovation.

For the past three years, Enterra has had an application pending with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for permission to sell feed products in Canada.

“From what we can see, there’s no red flags,” Marchant said. The application is just slowly going through the process, he said...

In Canada, “ironically, you can feed bugs to people, but you can’t to livestock,” Marchant said. “You can go to specialty stores and markets and buy insects and eat them, but you can’t feed them to little piglets, fish or chickens.”...

Enterra feeds grocery store food waste to black soldier fly larvae, which are then themselves cleaned, cooked, dried and ground into feed for farmed salmon and chicken. The company has a 56,000-square-foot pilot facility in Langley and has secured $10 million in equity investment. Marchant developed the idea with his fishing partner David Suzuki, who donated his share of the firm to the David Suzuki Foundation.

Enterra is still testing its model, but has begun selling to producers of poultry feed, fish feed and pet food in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Enterra is permitted to, and does sell into Canadian pet food and fertilizer markets.

“The product we make is exactly what chickens and fish eat out in the wild,” Marchant was quick to explain.

Enterra’s plant is at half-production now and expected to be running at capacity (producing 2,500 tonnes of protein product and 3,000 tonnes of organic fertilizer per year) by year end, Marchant said. “There doesn’t seem to be a problem selling the product,” said Marchant, who does not sell to end users. “People are looking for protein and they are looking for organic fertilizers.”

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Enterra Forms Joint Venture in Switzerland With Entomeal S.A. to Expand Commercial Operations Into Europe (link)

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Aiming to secure world’s food supply (link) by Monique Tamminga - Langley Times posted Sep 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Selected excerpts below:

"Enterra marketing and sales manager Victoria Leung gave a presentation about the black soldier fly the Langley company is breeding to make larvae used as nutrient rich food for animals and fish in replacement of fish meal or soy feed. ...

Enterra accepts pre-consumer organic waste from a variety of sources including farms, greenhouses and grocery stores — ­including Overwaitea Food Group and T&T Supermarket Inc. — all over the Lower Mainland.

Enterra breeds soldier flies and then feeds fruit and vegetable waste to the fly larvae.

The company sells the dried larvae to feed manufacturers, who include it in animal feed, mostly for chicken and farmed fish. It is also being put in pet food. ...

... Enterra is currently working with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s horticultural program to study their fertilizer because it appears it is a natural pesticide to root maggot.

“That was an unexpected benefit to the fertilizer,” said Marchant. “Agriculture Canada is doing research to prove out the pesticide aspects to our fertilizer which also may have mold control aspects which could be huge for greenhouses where mold is a problem.” ...

... Despite being world leaders and successfully selling their larvae feed to the U.S. and Europe, Enterra can’t sell its feed in Canada.

“We have had our application into the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for four years now,” said Marchant. ..."

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http://impactalpha.com/now-we-know-why- ... wed-a-fly/

"... Enterra Feed Corp., based in Vancouver, is operating what appears to be the world’s first commercial-scale facility to turn black soldier fly larvae into feed for farmed fish, livestock and pets. The company’s $7.5 million insect-rearing production facility in Langley, British Columbia, has the capacity to transform 36,000 tons of food waste each year into 2,500 tons of protein and oil and 3,000 tons of organic fertilizer. The company has secured approval to sell its products in Washington state, Oregon, California, Indiana, Illinois, and Idaho. ..."

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More about Enterra Feed Corporation from marketwired.com:

New Insect Protein Gains Approval for Use in Animal Feed: Regulatory Approval First of Its Kind in Canada (link)

"LANGLEY, BC--(Marketwired - July 20, 2016) - Enterra Feed Corporation has received regulatory approval for use of its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed ingredient for poultry broilers, the company announced today. "This is a significant step forward," says Victoria Leung, marketing and operations manager for Enterra. "We can now offer a renewable protein alternative to those companies manufacturing and retailing chicken feed. ..."

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There a segment in the video below about Enterra's operation in the Vancouver BC area. They're processing about 100 tons/day with BSFL

The segment goes from the about the 10 minute mark until 13 minutes:


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More about Enterra Feed Corporation from marketwired.com:

New Insect Protein Gains Approval for Use in Animal Feed: Regulatory Approval First of Its Kind in Canada (link)

"LANGLEY, BC--(Marketwired - July 20, 2016) - Enterra Feed Corporation has received regulatory approval for use of its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed ingredient for poultry broilers, the company announced today. "This is a significant step forward," says Victoria Leung, marketing and operations manager for Enterra. "We can now offer a renewable protein alternative to those companies manufacturing and retailing chicken feed. ..."

Now an approval for commercial fish food:

Enterra: Canada approves dried larvae from insects for fish feed(link)

"Enterra has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell its whole dried Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae in feed for salmonids.

The authorization, said the Canadian insect feed manufacturer, means it can now market the product for use in feed for farmed salmon, trout and arctic char.

Victoria Leung, marketing and operations manager, at the British Columbia based Enterra, said: “This is a major breakthrough for us, and for the aquaculture industry in Canada.” ...

The company also anticipates Canadian and US approvals for use of its meal product in salmonid and poultry feeds this year: "We have received an initial response from CFIA regarding our Enterra Meal applications and are confident that we will meet their requirements to obtain approval," Leung told us."


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http://www.allaboutfeed.net/New-Protein ... ed-99434E/

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More about Enterra Feed Corporation in this article:
The race to feed insects to livestock, pets and people
http://business.financialpost.com/commo ... 7e140dbb4b

This excerpt about problems with feed stock is interesting:

"Feeding the insects was one of Enterra’s bigger challenges. Fly larvae may thrive on organic waste, but contaminants such as dioxins and heavy metals can hitch a ride on some forms of waste accumulate in insect systems and pose the risk of moving further down the food chain.

“We could show you a laundry list of things that have come in unexpectedly that we’ve had to then screen out,” Driver said.

The company has introduced rigorous screening protocols for its feedstock and also shifted towards a higher-quality feedstock to establish consistency in both production and the end product."

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