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New project to develop fish feed on local waste streams

05 January 20212 min reading
A new spin-off project in Foods of Norway will strengthen the bioeconomy in the Nordic region by developing sustainable feed ingredients from locally available food-, agriculture-, and forestry waste streams. The new spin-off project, NORDICFEED, aims to enhance the performance, health and robustness of rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon at various life stages and environmental conditions fed optimized feed formulations based on sustainable microbial feed ingredients from locally available waste streams. The project will also investigate the economic aspects, regulatory constraints and environmental footprint of introducing by-products into the human food chain by bioconversion of waste stream into microbial ingredients. Professor Margareth Øverland, centre leader for Foods of Norway, is excited about embarking upon the NORDICFEED project, enhancing and utilising the expertise of the centre. bioeconomy This platform will generate knowledge and technologies that will facilitate long-term responsible research and innovation, education and training of young scientists, and strengthen the bioeconomy of blue and green sectors in the Nordic countries, she explains. The project will be a cooperation between three academic partners: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). In addition, each country also has an important industrial partner in the project: Vattenbrukscentrum Norr AB (Sweden), BioMar (Norway) and eniferBio Oy Ltd, a biotech startup created under VTT (Finland). The project will last for four years and be led by professor Torbjörn Lundh at SLU. The project will start during spring 2021.
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