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.
We aim at the development of a sustainable food system from production to consumption, addressing the entire food supply chain for the vegetables tomato and Brassica (white cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli), and their derived products.
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.
Full utilization and efficient processing of raw materials are vital to maintain a sustainable and innovative food industry. We have extensive expertise in raw materials and processing and use this knowledge to develop technologies for future food production.
Nofima research contributes to an increase in the value and use of marine raw material.
In our flexible mini-factory high technology companies can test and optimize their processes to extract all desired components from marine- and plant-based biomass.