Keeps food
fresher, longer

What is Antigrade?

Antigrade is proprietary technology from Norway that signals a revolution in food preservation.

It keeps fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, fresher, healthier and tastier for longer.

This completely natural technology not only improves the microbial quality, safety and shelf life of produce but also massively reduces food waste and carbon emissions.

Reduces food waste and emissions

How it works

Antigrade has a similar effect on food as cooling or freezing, but without reducing the ambient temperature.

It alters the environment surrounding the produce to improve its microbial qualities – usually through incorporation into food packaging.

Helps producers reduce costs


Antigrade requires no modifications or investment into plant and its efficiencies can be realised throughout the value chain.

A longer shelf life may support a more cost-effective and carbon-friendly choice of transport.

Stores and restaurants will reduce food waste and secure higher profit margins.

Consumers will also benefit from longer shelf life, reduced waste and better food safety.


Based in Oslo, Antigrade’s SMT comprises experts who possess years of industrial, technical and financial experience.

Our Senior Management Team:

Educated at the Norwegian School of Economics and Harvard Business School, Bjørnar has considerable experience as a CEO, a role he currently fulfills for Dolphin Drilling. His speciality is strategy and negotiation, while he is best known for his role as CEO of Songa Offshore.

Bjørnar Iversen


An experienced Managing Director and CEO, Sjur’s accomplishments include developing UV high sensitivity multi-sensors for detecting low concentration of dangerous and explosive gases on board ships and oil rigs. Sjur has extensive experience in R&D and industry and plays a key role in our innovation group.

Sjur A. Velsvik

CEO and Director

Truls is a corporate lawyer by trade, and a devoted business entrepreneur with strong experience in private equity, technology and real estate investments. He was previously Chairman of Norpalm AS, which is among the four leading industrial palm oil milling companies in Ghana, and at top tier legal practice Wiersholm.

Truls Eriksen

COO and Director

With a PhD from M.I.T. (US) for developing a model for predicting different loci of interest, Terje’s other areas of expertise include thermodynamics, probability models and mathematical statistical methods. His current focus is bio-science and life processes, including the underlying mathematics on a quantum level of the language of Information.

Dr Terje Buer


Stein has a B.Sc. in Applied Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics. Having a background in Applied Physics he works mainly with technologies relating to physics, electronics, computers and communications, and has also experience within offshore, metallurgy and alternative energy. Stein is the head of Antigrade’s IP team.

Stein Roar Gjøen

Key IP Advisor

Lars is part of the Corporate and M&A Group of SANDS. He has extensive corporate and contract law experience, acting on a regular basis for listed and private companies. In addition to his law degree, Lars has a degree in economics from Norwegian School of Economics and Administration (NHH).

Lars Tormodsgaard

Legal and Director

Educated at the Copenhagen Business School. As well as being partner in a large VC firm, Louis has experience in production, development and supply chain in China. Over the last 7 years Louis has been working in Asia as a VP in Sales & Business Development within IT Security, E-Marketing and Consulting.

Louis Reinholdt

Sales Director

Aslak Digernes


Alexander Parker


With 30 years’ experience in advertising and communications, Neil has worked with a variety of blue-chip clients including Sky, Reckitt Benckiser, Toyota and SCA Hygiene, writing and directing many commercials for both TV and radio. He founded his own brand and marketing agency in London in 2009.

Neil Chappell


An engineer combining business development training with an entrepreneurial mindset, Kjetil possesses a unique blend of technical skills and business sense. With over 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Kjetil is used to working with some of the most advanced technical companies in the world.

Kjetil Ulving-Tufte

Business Development


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