YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the AquaVision 2016 conference in Stavanger, Norway, EnviroFlight, LLC received the 'DSM Innovation Award' in aquaculture, which honors transformative innovation within the aquaculture industry. The award was created to reflect the role of AquaVision as a global forum in promoting innovation in aquaculture, as well as DSM Nutritional Products' unique history and dedication in providing industry leading micro-nutrient innovations to aquaculture worldwide.
EnviroFlight has developed proprietary technologies that enable the rearing of non-pathogenic black soldier fly (BSF) larvae in an industrially scalable manner. This innovative and responsible approach has considerable potential within the $60 billion global animal feed industry as it will provide an environmentally-friendly, toxin-free, sustainable source of high-value nutrients.
EnviroFlight's scalable approach utilizing BSF larvae opens the door to a plentiful source of high quality nutrients for the aquaculture industry. Notably, within the fish market, BSF larvae may be more representative of the typical diet of these natural insectivores than soymeal and other plant-based meal regimens. Additionally fishmeal and fish oil are multi-billion dollar products critical to aquaculture's continued growth, yet demand is outpacing the fairly inflexible supply for these valuable feeds whose manufacture are heavily dependent on wild-caught fish. In addition to reducing the depletion of marine ecosystems and decreasing dependence on non-sustainable protein sources, EnviroFlight's approach utilizing BSF larvae offers significant potential to convert food surpluses into valuable proteins and fats to help meet the growing demands for aquaculture feed.
Glen Courtright, President and Founder of EnviroFlight, who accepted the award and a prize of €10 thousand today at the AquaVision 2016 Conference, stated, "With over 9 billion people expected on the planet by 2050, environmentally responsible aquaculture solutions that drive improvements in the global food supply chain are necessary. EnviroFlight technology holds significant promise to realize the substantial potential of insect bioconversion to help meet this need."
EnviroFlight, LLC, a joint venture between Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) and Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), is a leader in sustainable animal and plant nutrition aiming to drive transformative change in the global food supply. EnviroFlight's mission is to develop sustainable animal and plant nutrients using regionally available, low-value materials, emphasizing: production of nutrients in a socially responsible way; eliminating toxins, hormones, and antibiotics from our food supply; and reducing the environmental and financial costs to our food supply.
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