The solution

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    Lars Helge Frivold, NMBU

Norway has limited land area for growing food and feed resources, but possesses large natural bioresources such as forests, grass, macroalgae, and co-products from fish, animals and plants that can provide a basis for the production of novel feed ingredients.

The solution

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.  

Published 16. March 2015 - 15:15 - Updated 15. September 2015 - 14:57