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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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Post Re: Commercial Operations Using BSFL
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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Pet food by the book
http://www.foodincanada.com/features/pet-food-book/
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A new ingredient in one Canadian pet food brand is black soldier fly larvae meal, described on the label of KASIKS Grub Formula canned cat and dog food (made by First Mate of North Vancouver) as a “novel protein source.” However, it is further described on the company’s website as “novel, eco-friendly, clean and healthy insect protein.” The meal, along with whole dried larvae and oil, is made by Enterra Feed Corporation of Langley, BC and is used in feed for poultry, farmed fish, pets, wild birds and zoo animals. Enterra says its insect protein ingredients are being tested by some other Canadian pet food makers and are already used by some companies in the U.S.

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Enterra receives new approvals to sell sustainable insect ingredients for animal feed in USA, Canada and EU February 21, 2018 11:30 ET
https://globenewswire.com/news-release/ ... nd-EU.html

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The larvae are then dried to produce Enterra Whole Dried Larvae, or defatted to produce Enterra Meal, a powdered protein ingredient similar in profile to fishmeal but with much less impact on the environment. ...

Enterra Whole Dried Larvae are sustainably produced at the company’s unique farm facility in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. They are a wholesome, nutritious supplement for poultry, birds and other insectivorous pets. ...

Rapid production expansion to meet growing demand
With production at its Langley facility at maximum capacity, Enterra is planning to expand to a second, larger facility near Calgary, Alberta, Canada in Q4 2018. The company is also developing additional facilities in the coming years to keep up with demand for its sustainable feed ingredients. ...

About Enterra

Enterra Feed Corporation is a privately held company that specializes in the development and manufacture of sustainable insect-based feed ingredients for the aquaculture, pet food and poultry feed industries. In addition to Enterra Whole Dried Larvae and Enterra Meal, the company also produces Enterra Oil, a healthy source of omega fatty acids for inclusion in animal feed. A byproduct of the insect rearing process is Enterra Natural Fertilizer, an OMRI-listed organic fertilizer that can be used for gardens, plants, farms and greenhouse applications.

Since opening its first commercial facility in 2014, Enterra has converted tens of thousands of metric tonnes of pre-consumer food waste into sustainable feed ingredients for its growing customer base.

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More on the approvals mentioned in my previous post, this time from
https://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2 ... -approvals

Quotes from Victoria Leung, manager of marketing and operations with Enterra.

“The successes in the past couple years, along with these recent approvals, have allowed us to sell to many more customers than ever before,”​ she told FeedNavigator.

“When we first started the company, we were only able to sell product in Canada to pet food manufacturers, because pet food is not regulated in the same way as other animal feeds in this country,” ​she said. “Insects are considered a novel feed ingredient and need to go through the full application and review process with the CFIA [Canadian Food Inspection Agency] in Canada and the FDA [US Food and Drug Administration] in the US.”​

“Customers in the poultry sector are excited about being able to offer a healthy, natural feed supplement that is made in Canada,” ​she said. “The aquaculture industry needs a sustainable alternative to fishmeal, and all of the major feed companies have been following the insect industry very closely.”​

“Our first approval in Canada was specifically for broiler chickens, as there was more trial work that needed to be done for layers,”​ added Leung.

“Some customers were hesitant to launch products that might be used for both broilers and layers,”​ she said. “Now that we have a more general poultry approval, which includes broilers and layers among other birds, this gives our customers the confidence to launch products in full compliance with CFIA.”​

The new approval also allows for the whole insect ingredient to be used in tilapia diets, according to Enterra.

“As for tilapia, we had customers wanting to make feed specifically for this species, so we’re excited to be able to work with them on this now,”​ said Leung.

“We’ve spent a lot of time working with universities on trials and working with CFIA and FDA to get our products approved for use in other feeds,” ​she said. “The challenge is that each product (although all derived from the same insect) must be approved for each target species (salmonids vs tilapia vs poultry, etc.) in each jurisdiction.”​

“We have increased production and sales significantly each year since we opened in 2014, and have plans to build 5 plants in the next 5 years in order to keep up with demand,” ​she said. “The next facility will be near Calgary, Alberta, Canada.”​

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The Enterra news release:
http://www.enterrafeed.com/news-release ... da-and-eu/

LANGLEY, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enterra Feed Corporation has received new approvals to sell its insect-based feed ingredients in the United States, Canada and the European Union.

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Insect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demand
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1HK1GC

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LANGLEY, British Columbia (Reuters) - Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminum bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They are feeding on stale bread, rotting mangoes, overripe cantaloupe and squishy zucchini.

But this is no garbage dump. It’s a farm.

Enterra Feed, one of an emerging crop of insect growers, will process the bugs into protein-rich food for fish, poultry - even pets. After being fattened up, the fly larvae will be roasted, dried and bagged or pressed to extract oils, then milled into a brown powder that smells like roasted peanuts. ...

... Enterra is expanding to a second commercial-scale plant in Calgary within the next year and targeting opening similar facilities in other North American cities every year for the next five years, with financing from Calgary-based Avrio Capital and UK-based Wheat Sheaf.

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Facility near Calgary to breed nutty-tasting flies as animal feed
The 'voracious eaters' will be fed preconsumer food scraps at plant in Balzac
Rachel Ward · CBC News · Posted: Apr 26, 2018 3:23 PM MT | Last Updated: April 26

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/f ... -1.4636787

Segment begins @ 11:13
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podc ... 180424.mp3

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Alberta insects destined for chicken feed
A black soldier fly farm set to open in Balzac

By Diego Flammin, Staff Writer, Farms.com
http://www.farms.com/ag-industry-news/a ... d-598.aspx

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A 170,000 square-foot facility in Balzac, Alta. will be the breeding ground for insects that can be used as chicken feed.

B.C.’s Enterra Feed Corporation plans to open its Alberta facility by the end of the year, where it will produce billions of individual black soldier flies.

The microscopic larvae eat pre-consumer food waste for about three weeks until they’re full grown. The insects are then screened, harvested, dried and shipped whole.

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$30M insect farm planned for Balzac; company says bugs are 'the future of food'

The billions of squirming, wriggling larvae that will inhabit a new, $30 million warehouse facility near Balzac represent the future of farming, according to a B.C.-based insect production company that is set to expand into Alberta early next year.
Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald
Updated: August 24, 2018
https://calgaryherald.com/business/loca ... re-of-food

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