25.11.2014

NMBU hosts new SFI - Foods of Norway

'Foods of Norway' is one of seventeen new Centers of Research-driven Innovation (SFI) newly approved by the Norwegian Research Council. NMBU, the Norwegian Life Sciences University, is the host organisation.

The center's main goal is to develop animal feed from sustainable natural resources, which in itself are not suitable for food, typically from wood, algae, agriculture and leftover from fish and meat processing. One of the drivers for the development of this knowledge is the increasing dependency on new land areas on other continents, as a consequence of the decreasing local production of feed for life stock, like cows and salmon.  

The host organisation is the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Four NMBU departments are involved in addition to fifteen partners from industry: Borregaard AS, Yara AS, Norsvin SA, Geno SA, Viken skog SA, Seaweed Energy Solutions AS, Norilia AS, Felleskjøpet fôrutvikling AS, Norske felleskjøp SA, BioMar AS, Tine SA, Aqua gen AS, Biomega AS, Nortura SA og Animalia,

There will be established coollaborations with several research organisations abroad, particularly with the University of Copenhagen. Norwegian industry and development organisations like NHO Mat og landbruk, Innovation Norway, Bondelaget og Norsk landbrukssamvirkeare also allied to the centrer er også med.

Contact: Center director and og professor Margareth Øverland, NMBU-website