Entomology + Earth = Enterra

Our Mission

At Enterra, we’re on a mission to secure the future of the world’s food supply by solving two major global problems: food waste and nutrient shortage.

Over 30% of the world’s food supply is wasted and sent to landfills or composting operations where most of the nutrients are lost. Meanwhile feed manufacturers around the world are searching for a sustainable alternative to traditional protein sources to feed the animals that are fed to people.

Enterra’s natural process provides a sustainable solution to both of these problems by using insects to upcycle complex nutrients in waste food into sustainable protein, oil and natural fertilizer. Our protein and oil products are a valuable source of nutrients for animal feed, and our natural fertilizer is a nutrient-rich soil conditioner for use in organic crop production. In short, we create Renewable Food for Animals and Plants™.

We’re a local company based in Vancouver, BC but our unique system can be replicated just about anywhere in the world. It’s the future of global food security.

Our History

David Suzuki

A rafting vacation in 2007 on the Firth River in Canada’s North brought together lifelong entrepreneur Brad Marchant and well-known environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki. They didn’t know each other before the trip, but their conversations during that vacation – about the sustainability of aquaculture feed – planted the seeds for a business idea.

Dr. Suzuki has gained international recognition as an advocate for the environment. While he and Brad were fishing together, he shared his concerns about the depletion of wild fish stocks and their use as aquaculture feed.

Brad asked him, “What would be better?”, and David pointed to the end of the fishing rod, “How about insects and their larvae?” And thus began the journey of Enterra and the genesis of Renewable Food for Animals and Plants™.

Our Management Team

Andrew Vickerson

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew leads our research and development team and is the foremost expert on black soldier fly technology. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Aquaculture with experience in implementing sustainable technologies for aquatic species in Eastern Canada and Asia. Andrew has been instrumental in commercializing Enterra's technology from the ground up.

Oliver Kaulfuss

Engineering Manager

Oliver leads Enterra's engineering and maintenance teams. He holds a B.ASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Oliver has been instrumental in developing many of the onsite engineered solutions related to Enterra's innovative technology.

Reed Radley

Production Manager

Reed leads Enterra's production team. He has over 25 years of experience managing plant biotechnology research programs. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons Biology) and M.Sc. (Plant Science) at the University of British Columbia. Reed specializes in transferring technology from the laboratory bench to large scale manufacturing settings.

Victoria Leung

Manager, Marketing & Operations

Victoria manages marketing and operations for Enterra. She earned her B.Com in Marketing from the University of British Columbia. Victoria spent time in the consumer packaged goods and telecommunications industries before joining the Enterra team. Follow her updates on Twitter @EnterraFeed!