Venture Capital Giant Leap Fund asset

Goterra

Goterrra is turning local food waste into livestock feed for Australian farmers with a closed-loop, insect-based production system.

Published: October 17, 2018

Goterra is addressing one of the biggest contributors to methane emissions, food waste, by diverting food scraps from landfill to breed crickets, flies, and maggots. These insects are subsequently turned into sustainable livestock feed.

If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest contributor of methane gas in the world. Goterra is on a mission to keep food waste out of landfill, where it generates methane, while making a profit from the production of livestock feed.

Founded in 2016 by Olympia Yarger, Goterra has already built several productive fly aviaries and diverted over 40 tonnes of food waste from landfill. Watch Olympia talk about the global impacts of Goterra here.

Giant Leap invested in Goterra’s Seed Round in June 2018.

Impact

Tonnes of organic waste diverted from landfill.
Action Feed organic waste to cricket, fly, and maggot populations.
Organic waste diverted from landfill 40+ tonnes