Canberra-based start-up Goterra has announced a new partnership with Skretting to include Australian insect protein in aquaculture feeds. 

The company is working with Skretting Australia – the Australian arm of Nutreco’s aquaculture division and a 30-year staple of the country’s aquaculture industry – to validate this material in local aquaculture species. 

Goterra has announced a new partnership with Skretting to include Australian insect protein in aquaculture feeds.
Image via Skretting.

Skretting said in a statement that it has been making a considerable commitment to developing and validating new novel ingredients for its aquaculture in recent years. Goterra’s insect robot technology – which has won numerous innovation and sustainability awardsconverts food waste into by-products such as fertiliser and insect protein, which Skretting sees as a potentially viable protein source for its aquafeeds.

Rhys Hauler, Marketing Manager – Skretting Australia, said, “We are constantly looking for new low-cost, low-footprint ingredients to increase our raw material flexibility; Goterra insect meals offer the potential to deliver on both of these fronts. We see these materials as not only safe and sustainable, but also of a quality that protects the end product, maintaining the nutritional benefits consumers have come to expect from high quality seafood.”

Food waste management start-up Goterra is one example of the SME success cases emerging from CSIRO.
Insect food waste technology from Goterra.

Olympia Yarger, CEO and founder of Goterra, said, “These are the partnerships that stabilise the foundation of a circular economy.  Global business with regional inputs ensure stability of production, sustainability of inputs and ensure that Australian Agriculture continues to deliver high quality produce with feed produced right here in Australia.  I could not be more proud to embark on this next stage of our journey.”

Yarger added that the partnership boosts Goterra’s growth trajectory in Australia. 

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