Innovaterra is a Uruguayan company dedicated to the research, production and industrialization of medicinal hemp. We are associated with the Chamber of Companies of Medical Cannabis of Uruguay, the Commercial and Industrial Center of Salto and the Chamber of Industries of Uruguay. We have licenses for Research and Development, Production and Extraction by the Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA). Our main objective is the production of resin, especially the CBD - the main component of the plant, non-psychoactive, with multiple applications and positive impacts on the quality of human and animal life - destined for the world market of nutraceutical and medicinal. In our facilities in Salto, Uruguay, we have a complete laboratory for extraction, purification and distillation, so we can process our product faster and in higher volumes than most CBD suppliers. Likewise, at Innovaterra we focus on the research and development of varieties with a high content of CBD and low THC (less than 0.5%)
Dr. Carlos Rodríguez Roig
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Director and International and Commercial Relations
Contador Patricio Orihuela
Director and CFO
Agr. Fernando Carrau, MSc
R&D Manager Agriculture and Genetics
Silvia Sánchez, QF
Agricultural Production Manager
Uruguay has competitive advantages in the region, given that it is positioned as a pioneer within Latin America by opportunely enabling cultivation with clear procedures for this type of agro-industrial development.
Likewise, it has an attractive and timely legal framework for companies that want to insure or increase their counter-season production or innovative companies that wish to start in business. The versatility of hemp provides commercial and productive opportunities and technology development.
Additionally, Uruguay offers the following differential qualities as a destination country for hemp ventures:
An optimal institutional environment
Good relationship with the Academy
Freedom and flexibility in research, work and technical capacities
Financial and social stability, which reduces the risk for business activities
A favorable regulatory framework, with legislation at the national level that enables the development of agricultural, industrial and commercial ventures and enables the country's participation in new international markets
Suitable agroclimatic conditions for hemp cultivation
Located in the southern hemisphere, Uruguay enjoys reverse seasons, offering Innovaterra the opportunity to become an off-season supplier for North American, European and Pacific companies that demand extracts of cannabinoids, seeds, oils and fibers to enable uninterrupted production of your products.
What do we do ?
The company is committed to the research and development of varieties, agricultural systems, products and processes. 2018 was the year we registered our first variety: Interra 1801, which has 17% CBD and 0.5% THC.
We continue working and researching with our exclusive hemp genetics for the development of plants with a high content of CBG, CBN and CBC, non-psychoactive cannabis compounds. All the varieties we develop are not genetically modified.
Our hemp is grown in strict compliance with the Cannabis Law of Uruguay # 19,172, using certified OECD seed and agricultural protocols worldwide, and fully respecting the Good Agricultural Practices and Drug Collection of the World Organization of Health (WHO-GACP). We are also working on GMP (Good Management Practices) certifications. For the 2019-2020 campaign we have projected the production of 200 hectares with Interra 1801.
Innovaterra bets on the development of efficient producers of this new crop through the associated producers program, which consists of a selection of producers in different areas of the country to introduce them to hemp production under the Innovaterra license.
Once the field delivers the biomass to the plant, it is classified, dried and prepared for the extraction process. We have a drying capacity of thirty tons per day. The extraction of phytocannabinoids is carried out in an extraction line designed and built in Uruguay with a capacity of 1,500 kilos of dry matter per day, working as a solvent with ethanol. The distillation process for solvent recovery is performed under vacuum, which gives optimum purity to the resins. From them, through the processes of winterization, decarboxylated and fractionated, we obtain high quality basic products for our customers.
Innovaterra is dedicated to the wholesale market, specifically to the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries around the world.
Our focus is on the production of full spectrum, from the extraction of "Phenolic Oleo-Resin" with an average concentration of 39% CBD and 0% THC. We offer extracts that range from 14% to 99% pure CBD isolated.
Premium Products Line
We offer our wholesale customers the best quality, high-end CBD oil products, with an initial CBD concentration of 35%. We can make any requested CBD / CBG concentration and in bulk.
Own Brand Plan
Choose between the Premium CBD concentrations of Innovaterra. Your CBD Premium order will arrive without the Innovaterra label, and you can place your own label.
Premium whole plant extract in bulk per kilo
You will be able to select from our full spectrum, in bulk winter with initial concentration of 35-40% of CBD, being able to
attend special orders from the raw material, either as oil or glass.
Formulation and composition by order
For those who have their own formulations, looking for their own product line, we can prepare any necessary formulation or compound.
Our products can be sent to all States that have the appropriate legislation.
Our mission and values
Innovaterra Company is committed to producing healthy hemp products while promoting biodiversity, fertile soils and greener energy. Our passion for sustainable, simple farming has developed from our desire to supply safe, high-quality hemp products in all its forms – food, cosmetics, health and as natural fibers for bioplastics, rope, paper, cloth and all manner of building materials. We constantly control the quality of our processes and products, supplying only the best to the market. We are hands-on farmers and processors. We care for our local communities and farmers. We are constantly striving to become better farmers and to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our production methods.
At Innovaterra Company we believe that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) present factors of financial risk and opportunity. We acknowledge that farmland investments have implications for the people and environment in the places that we operate. We are, therefore, committed to incorporate ESG factors into our investment and processes where appropriate.
We are committed to implementing the Responsible Investment in Farmland Principles throughout our operation and support the best practice ESG standards and guidelines for farming.
Where feasible we will invest in technology and infrastructure to improve productivity and enhance environmental performance. These may contribute to local development and relieve pressure for farmland expansion. Farmland Principles
Develop an integrated, efficient, professional and transparent agribusiness Company to provide the shareholders with a safe, adequate and profitable investment.
Achieve high management standards through constant upgrade of productive and technological packages developed in the different areas of our business.
Incorporate advanced practices and technologies coupled with successful production integration, enhanced by synergies while improving the productive profile of the properties.
Encourage teamwork, continuous learning, commitment to our people and a socially responsible operation.
Respect the environment and the communities in which we operate, adhering to the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland – www.unpri.org