Standard Bio

Standard Bio produces and sells sustainable fertilisers, competitive and compatible with current solutions.

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2011

Location: Bø i Telemark, Norway

Standard Bio

Standard Bio is producing a composting additive which makes wet animal manure compostable, hence recycling the nutrients in the manure. The finished compost is then bought and refined into a very efficient fertiliser without harmful effects on the environment. It sequesters carbon in the soil and gives the fields a larger water holding capacity which is important when adapting to climate change. 

Conventional fertiliser products are harmful for the environment, based on fossil resources and degrades the soil. Organic fertilisers are criticised for producing crop yields that are too low to sustain the growing global demand for food. Moreover, they are often bulky and difficult to transport and handle. 

Standard Bio creates fertiliser products that are competitive and compatible with current products and practices and has the additional benefits of building topsoil and protecting against plant diseases. With a healthy soil, it is not necessary to make forests and wetlands into farmland, because the soil you are already cultivating will give high yields.

See Standard Bio’s product video here. 


Live Killingland 


Phone: +47 35 90 10 00 




Twitter: @_standard_bio

Team Members: Ove Lerdahl, founder and CEO. Ståle Amundsen, founder, mechanic and inventor. Kristian Haug, COO. Nataliia Kasian, CTO. Bjørn Moldskred, product development and market development manager. Henrik Werenskiold, business administration executive. Anna Stillfried-Rattonitz, board-member and responsible for business development in Germany. Live Killingland, operations manager.