Although perhaps untraditional, insects have the potential to become a sustainable alternative to conventional aquaculture nutrition. Unlike traditional options like fishmeal and soy, which are scarce and require carbon-intensive procurement processes, insects can offer the necessary levels of nutrients without increasing an aquaculture system's overall footprint. Capitalizing on this idea, EnviroFlight develops high-quality, sustainable insect-based feeds solely from black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) to support aquaculture operators in increasing fish production without exploiting the scarce traditional sources.
EnviroFlight aims to solve the sustainability problems related to fish feed in aquaculture systems by creating the highest-quality BSFL products in the market. It offers four products: EnviroBug, EnviroMeal, EnviroOil, and EnviroFeed. EnviroBug is a feed comprising whole dried larvae, EnviroMeal is defatted finely ground larvae, EnviroOil is mechanically-separated oil from dry larvae, and EnviroFeed is the remaining refuse from the larvae rearing process.
Our products complement what's currently available in terms of traditional fish feed ingredients and offer a sustainable option that can be added to existing formulations within the aquaculture industry
EnviroBug and EnviroMeal are high-quality protein sources that complement fish meals and other traditional protein feeds used in aquaculture systems, while EnviroOil is rich in lauric acid at a level comparable to palm kernel and coconut oils. EnviroFeed provides a digestible and sustainable carbohydrate source for more omnivorous species. All EnviroProducts are highly palatable, nutritious, and require fewer resources to grow than traditional feed ingredients.
EnviroFlight's BSFL solutions are part of the Darling Ingredients Global Aqua Feed portfolio, which adopts sustainable sources of nourishment to produce nutritious and environmentally conscious aqua feed. EnviroProducts were chosen based on their nutritional qualities and reduced carbon footprint. The ease of handling of EnviroProducts also supports system operators to seamlessly include it in their feed processing tasks, regardless of the equipment or technique.
"Our products complement what's currently available in terms of traditional fish feed ingredients and offer a sustainable option that can be added to existing formulations within the aquaculture industry," states Bree Modica, MS, technical sales.
Since its inception in 2009, EnviroFlight has proven to be successful in helping aquaculture systems realize the benefits of feeding insect ingredients. Highlighting this competency are multiple publications regarding EnviroProducts in the diets of catfish and rainbow trout. Through these studies, the firm successfully highlighted the nutritional value of the products through fish growth performance. A key distinguishing aspect of EnviroFlight is its ability to upcycle locally sourced pre-consumer byproducts from human and animal food industries to produce quality ingredients. Simultaneously, it minimizes the environmental and financial impact of animal-based protein production. At the heart of these unmatched competencies is EnviroFlight's highly competent staff, including animal nutritionists, nutritional immunologists, and entomologists. The team leverages its expertise in genetics, biology, and husbandry of both the BSF and BSFL to enable efficient and high-performance rearing of healthy larvae and rapid production of nutritious fish feed ingredients.
By leveraging its scientific expertise to strengthen its product portfolio, EnviroFlight emerges as a leader in sustainable animal and plant nutrition. Moving forward, EnviroFlight aims to bring transformative changes to the global food supply with its sustainable source of sought-after high-quality nutrients for aquaculture feed industries.