What we do
Invertapro is applying its R&D efforts towards developing high-quality protein and plant nutrition based on the Tenebrio molitor larvae (Mealworm) and Hermetia illucens larvae (Black soldier fly) using organic sidestreams as substrate to build a truly circular economy. Both insect species are especially well-suited for feed in the aquaculture and animal husbandry industries. For more information please visit our page on Feed
Products and sales
We currently sell dried Tenebrio molitor larvae for human consumption - Mjølmums from Larveriet - the very first Norwegian-produced larvae.
We also sell Bløme, an organic soil- and plant-health improver and fertiliser based on Tenebrio molitor frass. Bløme is exceptionally well-suited for home use on potted plants, vegetable gardens and greenhouses.
For more information on these products please visit www.larveriet.no
Invertapro at a glance
Better than just the written word, here is a short video to show you what we do. We strongly recommend you to enable sound!
Copyright 2018 Anette Skutevik @skutevikphoto
Collaboration and support
Invertapro and the Sustainable Development Goals
With insects at the core of our business concept, we are actively contributing to several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
Industralisation and a thriving environment do not have to be mutually exclusive.
By developing our insect production we are innovating existing waste-magenement infrastructures. Directly investing in the sustainable future of nutrient-cycling to create a truly circular economy. This is genuine sustainable innovation.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
By using existing foodwaste rather than new resources, production of our insect-based protein side-steps the bulk of conventional input-related emissions.
In addition we circumvent existing energy-intensive processing of foodwaste, cutting emissions even further.
Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Many cities and municipality manage their waste streams independently, each of which constitutes a rich source of nutrients for our insects.
With our decentralised satellite-based production model, these cities and municipalities can become part of a circular economy in which their waste streams are converted by our insects and reintroduced in their local food market.
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
Insect-based protein offers an affordable alternative to fishmeal-based feed used in aquaculture industries. In this way we can reduce the pressure on our oceans and seas.
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Through our insects, sustainable consumption and production become at once intertwined and attainable.
As waste-streams become resource-streams, boundaries blur and a truly circular economy is created where valuable nutrients are neither wasted nor lost.
Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
By using foodwaste to produce insect-based protein, we pre-empt using valuable agricultural land and water.
Reduced need for these resources decreases pressure on forests and fragile ecosystems onto which agricultural land continues to expand. Land currently under cultivation for soy or corn-based animal feed could be reforested, or reallocated to growing food for direct human consumption, ensuring global food security.