Newsletter from Foods of Norway - June 2021

Thanks to the many talented researchers, technicians, and industrial expertise in the centre we have continued to strive for innovation in our field. One of the main highlights this spring has been the production of several tonnes of cellulose-based sugars at Borregaard that were used by Lallemand to produce 1,600 kilos of yeast. The yeast will be used in large scale field trials with salmon and piglets. Biomar, Felleskjøpet Fôrutvikling and NMBU will work closely together to develop the feed and in designing and performing the field trials.

Foods of Norway is continuously building expertise in seaweed processing. Seaweed Solutions have supplied several tonnes of seaweed which has been processed at NMBU, an important step towards unveiling the potential of the biomass which we have in abundance along the extensive Norwegian coastline. Methods to ensure that the entire biomass can be utilised have been established, and the different components are currently under investigation for industrial and agricultural applications. This autumn we will start several exciting research activities with seaweed, for example in feeds for dairy cows and beef cattle.
 
Another example of ongoing research is a trial investigating the effects of feeding yeast produced from forestry leftovers to chickens. The 34-day trial was conducted by NMBU and Felleskjøpet Fôrutvikling at NMBU’s Livestock Production Research Centre (SHF) in Ås this spring. Although the trial is not yet completed, it shows promising results. Read more about the trial below.

We are also very excited to have the Finnish company eniferBio join us as a new partner in the centre, bringing on board valuable expertise on how to produce single cell ingredients from forestry leftovers in a profitable and sustainable way. Thus, they fit in perfectly with the centre’s value chain.

Read the full newsletter here

Published 29. June 2021 - 12:53 - Updated 29. June 2021 - 13:03