June 15, 2016, 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.
By Jerred Ziegler
“When we first told you about EnviroFlight, the company in Yellow Springs, Ohio, was in the midst of upgrading its entire facilities and preparing for rapid growth. It has now been acquired by biotech leader Intrexon, who entered a joint venture with Darling Ingredients to expand the size and speed of EnviroFlight’s
US biotech company, Intrexon, recently revealed it had acquired Ohio based black soldier fly (BSF) larvae meal producer, EnviroFlight, and that it would scale up its production through a joint venture with Darling Ingredients.
Glen Courtright, Founder of EnviroFlight, on the power of Black Soldier Fly Larvae to address food waste and feed a rapidly growing global population.
Excerpted from Yellow Springs inventor exits coalition fund by Thomas Gnau Dayton Daily News
One reason for Thursday’s event was to mark EnviroFlight’s official exit from the fund.
“Literally, they are going to use this (process) worldwide,” [Roger] Edwards said.
The company is a good example of the kind of business local investors search out,
“Courtright’s six-legged approach is one hatched out of efficiency.”
EnviroFlight was recognized, July 23rd, 2015, by the Dayton Business Journal at the annual Innovation Index Awards ceremony. The awards highlight organizations that have discovered innovative solutions and approaches to fuel the Dayton region’s economic engine.
Glen Courtright, Founder and CEO of EnviroFlight, accepted an award at the event for Global Fluency. Courtright emphasized that
Bugs offer alternative feed source for cattle, hogs, poultry and fish.
Several pounds of wild fish meal are typically needed to produce a single pound of farmed fish—not a very sustainable practice. One company is breeding Black Soldier Flies and feeding the larvae to farmed fish.
Glen Courtright’s company, EnviroFlight, is poised to revolutionize the farming industry, fight world hunger, and make a nice profit. All by breeding lots and lots of bugs.