Our vision was created in 2015, in Tanzania: Organic waste has a greater potential. Insects can help us upcycle waste to valuable proteins with minimal use of water, land and feed – and with almost no CO2-emissions. In addition, we get a perfectly dry, organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. And so our first trials began.

 

In 2017, we brought our efforts to the village of Voss, Norway, where we are now based. From our humble beginnings in an old farm house, we soon moved in to larger production facilities that now accommodates the most modern technology for automatic production. Coupled with years of intimate knowledge about our larvae, our diverse team is pioneering efficient insect production based on food waste.

Alexander Solstad Ringheim

Economy & Value-chains

One of the founders of the project in Tanzania and Norway. Background in Economics, Business Development and Environmental studies. Engaged with the day to day progression of the project.

Lukas Vanderhorst

Manager Production, Research & Development

Background in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development with a focus on ecology and agriculture in developing country contexts. Worked with value-added processes in seaweed farming, and waste-water management.

Zabron Nziku

Research & Development

Zabron holds a Ph.D in Animal Husbandry and Nutrition from NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Responsible for  research and development in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Jon Gjerde

Co-Founder

Seasoned entrepreneur and insect enthusiast, Jon has been backing Invertapro from the beginning stages.

Magnus Åsli

Research & Development

Magnus holds a Ph.D in Aquaculture and Nutrition from NMBU -Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He has been with the project since its inception.

Marie Rødsten Sagen

Manager Technology & Business Development

Environmental Engineer, previously worked at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, and with wastewater in the circular economy at the International Water Association. Has extensive international experience.

Collaboration

Invertapro AS is proud to be:

 

  • An industrial partner for the Norwegian research council project ENTOFÔR – From waste to resource

  • Member of the Heidner insect business networking group

  • Lead partner in the Norwegian research project Larveløysing under RFF Vest

  • Member of Bergen Teknologi Overføring BTO

  • Member of Avfall Norge

Accreditations

Climate Launchpad Competition 2016

SPV Innovation Prize 2017

National Prize for Climate Technology and Renewable Energy 2017

Finalist Norway

Winner

Finalist

Avfall Norges Startup award 2018

Winner

Voss Kommune Environmental Protection Award 2018

Winner

Climate KIC Accelerator Programme 2018/2019 

Grant winner

Collaboration and Support

© 2020 Invertapro AS

Norway

Øvre Langhaugen 23, 5709 Voss

info@invertapro.com

+47 (0) 941 34 707

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