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.
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.
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.
Seasoned entrepreneur and insect enthusiast, Jon has been backing Invertapro from the beginning stages.
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.
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
Climate Launchpad Competition 2016
SPV Innovation Prize 2017
National Prize for Climate Technology and Renewable Energy 2017
Avfall Norges Startup award 2018
Voss Kommune Environmental Protection Award 2018
Climate KIC Accelerator Programme 2018/2019