Biography Svein Halvor Knutsen
My research activities are related to basic techniques for analysis of carbohydrates and polysaccharides with some relevance to food and biological samples and systems. This includes isolation from a variety of plant materials such as cereals, potato and algae and their subsequent analysis using enzymes, different chromatographic methodology and spectroscopy (NMR). I investigate the fate of carbohydrates during food processing and in other biological processes such as digestion and fermentation. My main activities are linked to constituent in the food that have some health relevance, good or bad, such as dietary fibre, sugars and acrylamide. I have been in charge of different national projects related to polysaccharides and cereals as well as taking part in Eu projects and Cost actions such as Cost 48, 927, 928.
Svein Halvor Knutsen has 75 publications at Nofima:
1. April 2021 – 31. March 2025
A primary goal in “GreenPlantFood” is to contribute to restructuring the farm to fork food systems in Norway towards a more sustainable and “green” value chain.
1. May 2019 – 30. April 2024
The main goal of the platform will be to serve as a hub for research, knowledge, methodology and stakeholder networks for development of economically and environmentally sustainable biorefinery processes.
1. March 2017 – 28. April 2021
FoodProFuture aims to develop the necessary knowledge platform for optimal production and utilization of Norwegian plant resources into tasty, healthy and attractive plant-based food products with high protein content.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019
Fish health and growth are affected by gastrointestinal processes. This includes feed intake regulation, digestion and absorption of nutrients, barrier function and gut microbiota.