Norway’s 100,000-kilometer-long coastline provides great opportunities for cultivating macroalgae. The fishery and expanding aquaculture industries represent large sources of underutilized marine co-products that can be developed into feed. Grassland and pasture make up 70% of the arable land, but half of this can only be used for grass cultivation.
Norway also possesses large, underutilized forest areas (39% of the total land area, of which the annual harvest is less than 50% of the growth) that can provide bioresources for the production of feed ingredients.
Foods of Norway has a special focus on developing sustainable feed ingredients from renewable bioresources that are not suitable for direct human consumption and that have the potential to be produced in large quantities at a competitive cost.
The center aims to develop new, innovative processing techniques by exploiting state-of-the-art biorefining technologies that allow conversion of natural bioresources into high-quality feed ingredients for fish and farm animals.