Scientist Tor-Arne Krakeli at Nofima's BioLab.
Scientist Tor-Arne Krakeli at Nofima's BioLab. Photo: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen © Nofima


Nofima is involved at any moment in several hundred projects, from long-term industrially targeted fundamental research to short innovation projects, where the results are immediately put to use. A few of our projects are presented here. Could you benefit from Nofima’s expertise? Contact us to find out.




The overall aim of BlueShell is to explore different aspects of bioactivity in fermented/hydrolysed shellfish by-products which can serve as a basis for new high-value products.

1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019

Researcher: Runar Gjerp Solstad

Commissioner: EU - ERA-Net Cofund

Micro MBT

Micro MBT is a project focused on the conversion of low value biomass to products with higher value.

1. January 2016 – 31. December 2018

Researcher: Ragnhild Dragøy

Commissioner: EU - ERA-Net Cofund


2. January 2017 – 27. December 2019

Researcher: Ragnhild Dragøy

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway

Seafood quality

This project aims to acquire new knowledge on quality challenges in the mackerel and salmon value chains.

1. March 2015 – 28. February 2019

Researcher: Heidi Nilsen

Commissioner: Nofima


Snow crab is a relatively new species for the Norwegian seafood industry. The aim of this project has been to contribute towards a sustainable crab fishery in the future and to make the best …

18. April 2017 – 1. September 2020

Researchers: Ragnhild Dragøy, Gøril Voldnes

Commissioner: The Research Council of Norway