27. June 2018
A mineral-rich ingredient that researchers at Nofima have extracted from fish bones has produced unexpected effects. In experiments where salmon were fed feed with the ingredient, the colour level of the salmon muscles increased considerably.
We aim to produce tomorrow's food in a smart, sustainable and innovative manner using bioreactors instead of traditional livestock. This is a completely new way of producing food using biotechnology, with a significant impact on meat production.
5. December 2017
If the fishing industry can extract the collagen from fish bones, it could earn millions. Scientists have managed this in the lab.
7. April 2017
Every year there is an excess of 415,000 tons of residual raw materials in Norwegian agriculture. A lot is used for animal feed, but the potential for how vegetable peelings, animal fat and grain residues can be used better is huge.
The overall goal for this project is twofold; the establishment of biovalorization processes to convert unutilized marine raw rest materials into valuable bioproducts on a pilot scale.
We have the expertise and equipment needed to develop and formulate ingredients based on biological materials, and to adapt such material for use in foods, feed and technical areas.
There’s an enormous potential to use rest raw material from food production more efficiently. Our scientists are working to develop technology and methods to increase the value and use of rest raw material.
14. April 2015
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg recently referred to salmon as “Norway’s IKEA”, because people buy and eat Norwegian salmon all over the world. In the same way as IKEA needs materials to build furniture, salmon need a feed on which they can grow. The feeds that are currently in use consist principally of raw materials from plants. A revolution in feed has been under way for the past 15 years. And it’s far from over.
In this project the goal is to develop a new fish spread product from high-grade cuts of mackerel and salmon raw material.
Nofima’s research is focused on increasing the value of marine raw materials. Our scientists have extensive experience within the field of bioprospecting, bioprosessing and scale up of processes in order to exploit and preserve value in raw materials from the ocean.