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Biography Ragnhild Dragøy Whitaker

I work as research director for the marine biotechnology (MB) group at Nofima. In this group, we focus on the optimal exploitation of side streams and unused marine biomass. Side streams or by-products is a collective term that is often used to describe the biomass that is not part of the conventional fish or shellfish product. We work constantly to ensure that the valuable components in this biomass is conserved and put to use.
In addition to the side stream, there is a significant biomass from the oceans that is not yet exploited, and we focus on the sustainable use of these resources too.We work together across Nofima to ensure total exploitation of all the biomass from the sea as well as from land, and we work to optimize the entire value chain from research to commercialization. We aim at increasing the value from all the precious marine resources we have in Norway and globally.
My academic background is a PhD in chemistry and an MBA in sustainable innovation in global seafood. My experience comes from the academic and commercial sectors and I have expertize with in innovation in bioprocessing, bioprospecting, nano- and micro technology and commercialization and I focus on sustainable exploitation of the resources we have in the sea.

Ragnhild Dragøy Whitaker has 13 publications at Nofima:

Prototype production and market testing of protein powder from cod (Go BIG)

Vang, Birthe; Lian, Kjersti; Reinholdsen, André; Whitaker, Ragnhild

2020

High value products from whitefish heads and backs

Arnesen, Jan-Arne; Vang, Birthe; Albrektsen, Sissel; Whitaker, Ragnhild

2017

Integration of continuous hydrolysis infrastructure at Biotep

Whitaker, Ragnhild; Aarøen, Sverre; Djupevåg, Olav Asle; Sandnes, Kjartan

2017

Peptide recovery and commercialization by enzymatic hydrolysis of marine biomass

Vang, Birthe; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis; Måge, Ingrid; Wubshet, Sileshi Gizachhew; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Whitaker, Ragnhild

2017

Current status of the Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtchaticus) and Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) industries in Norway

Lorentzen, Grete Elisabeth; Voldnes, Gøril; Whitaker, Ragnhild; Kvalvik, Ingrid; Vang, Birthe; Solstad, Runar Gjerp; Thomassen, Marte Renate; Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar

2017

Valorization of Proteins from Co- and By-Products from the Fish and Meat Industry

Aspevik, Tone; Oterhals, Åge; Rønning, Sissel Beate; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis; Wubshet, Sileshi Gizachhew; Gildberg, Asbjørn; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Whitaker, Ragnhild; Lindberg, Diana

2017

First observations of temperature tolerances of adult male snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) from the Barents Sea population and the effects on the fisheries strategy

Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Whitaker, Ragnhild; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; James, Philip; Olsen, Bjørn Ronald; Thesslund, Tina; Hustad, Anette; Mortensen, Atle

2017

Proteiner med potensial

Afseth, Nils Kristian; Moren, Mari; Whitaker, Ragnhild

2016

Seafood from Norway - Food safety

Lorentzen, Grete Elisabeth; Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Whitaker, Ragnhild

2016

Rapport/Report 29/2016 - English summary

Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Whitaker, Ragnhild; Olsen, Stein Harris; Thesslund, Tina; Hustad, Anette; Mortensen, Atle

2016

Rapport/Report 4/2016 – English summary

Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Olsen, Stein Harris; Whitaker, Ragnhild; James, Philip; Evensen, Tor Hatten; Mortensen, Atle; Olsen, Bjørn Ronald

2016

Mobiliserer for snøkrabbe

Whitaker, Ragnhild; Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar

2015