With the use of modern, research-based process technology and expertise, unused or under utilized biomass of marine or terrestrial origin can be used for new, marketable products. We coordinate, develop and increase Nofima’s total expertise related to the future of sustainable protein production. Peptek is a strategic research initiative focused on sustainability, total utilization, food safety and future food security.
The main goal of the project is to develope a technology that enables facilitated discovery of health promoting peptides from protein-rich industrial byproducts.
AQUABIOPRO-FIT will take residual by-products and convert them into high-quality, functional ingredients using efficient and sustainable processing methods.
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.
The project will increase consumers’ access to safe, healthy and convenient food through novel energy efficient processing techniques and improve utilization of raw material, by-products and waste, for which valorization strategies will be developed.
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.