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Closing in on a marketable solution: Feeding salmon yeast from spruce trees

Closing in on a marketable solution: Feeding salmon yeast from spruce trees

Locally produced feed based on sustainable, novel ingredients is slowly getting closer to market. At the Norwegian shore, at Dønna in Sandnessjøen, salmon are now being given feed based on by-products from the Norwegian forest.

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  • Foods of Norway is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (CRI) linking academia and industry at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, funded by The Research Council of Norway and the centre's industry partners.

  • The centre contributes to growth and increased value creation in Norwegian aquaculture, agriculture and forestry by developing novel feed ingredients from blue and green biomass, and thereby alleviating the pressure on natural resources for human food production.

  • The centre develops novel feed ingredients from forestry, agriculture, and animal and marine by-products through research on bioprocessing and technology.

  • Foods of Norway aims to improve feed efficiency by developing new methods to improve feed efficiency of farm animals and farmed fish in order to produce more fish and meat with less feed.

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