Larvatria is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Primarily an industrial provider of food, the Company produces edible insects, essential proteins, fats and quality nutrients. With certified food traceability, these natural products are used in the preparation of feed for livestock (such as fowl, bovine, and swine) as well as for renewable fish farming (such as salmon, trout, and shrimp).
Through its Urban Gardening division, it is also a producer of an exclusive insect-composted natural soil, resulting from dairy cow manure and enriched via the intensive work of millions of insect larvae. Rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, trace minerals and naturally retaining moisture, this precious fertilizer is ideal for urban agriculture, ensuring the healthy growth of vegetables and plants.
It is not simply earth extracted from somewhere. This is an exclusive renewable soil, naturally created each day by a sustainable industrial process. Innovative quality control with traceability certifies it free from contaminants (chemical or biological) and ensures homogeneity and efficiency.
With almost 9 billion people on earth to feed, animal producers invest heavily to adequately feed their livestock in order to get healthy and productive animals in large numbers. And these livestock generate direct and indirect tons of biomass daily, causing harmful environmental impacts, as the generation of greenhouse gases. We believe that this biomass could provide nutrients in abundance, energy and fertile soil. What nature offers as a process Larvatria will use an industrial process to convert a biomass that is undervalued for the environment and humanity.
Our vision is to enrich the quality of life by improving food security, promoting biodiversity and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. How is this possible? Through the ingenious use of agricultural biomasses.
The use of organic processors, namely insects, is the natural solution to increase the value of agricultural biomasses. Thus, the daily feeding of industrially farmed edible insects will provide nutrients to meet the needs of farm animals. In addition, the industrial production of insects provides a very useful byproduct; a naturally enriched soil that can be used for farming and urban gardening. Finally, our proprietary production process shows certified traceability and guarantees the safety, consistency, quality and integrity of our food products.
Our mission is to produce, process, and market sustainable and ecological industrially-produced insect proteins and lipids as well as naturally enriched potting soil.
Larvatria is committed to achieving its mission to:
1. Improve the quality, diversity, and availability of food stock for farms;
2. To produce sustainably and respectful of the environment;
3. To promote biodiversity and help combat climate change;
4. To create jobs and generate wealth regionally.
The Company, in partnership with regional players, is planning the construction and delivery of an operational plant in the Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole. This first biorefinery will demonstrate the efficiency and profitability of the business model of the company it will create about 30 jobs initially, in addition to locally generate significant economic benefits The biorefinery will be the first step of a future national and international network of franchisees. These will be responsible for the daily production of different products as well as quality control, while Larvatria will be responsible for the delivery of the plant, technical and scientific support as well as marketing.
This future network of franchisees will supplement, throughout its development, most of the additional global demand for essential proteins planned by 2050.
Larvatria benefits from partnerships and support to implement this new strategy of a sustainable insect-based food biorefinery. This industrial project proposes a rapid and sustained farming of billions of insect larvae, for the production of animal food as well as humus..