Ås Vollebekk

In cooperation with NMBU, NIBIO runs a leading national biogas laboratory at Vollebekk, with facilities for trying out the gas production potential of various waste material fractions and mixtures, and research into the optimization of pretreatment methods and process parameters. The biogas laboratory is closely integrated within many of the research activities on Campus Ås, for example in relation to fertilization and soil quality, environment and climate, bioenergy, molecular biology, microbiology, organic waste and food safety, agricultural technology, plant health and many more.
In connection with the biogas laboratory there is also a microalgae laboratory for the exploitation of microalgae, both for production of bioenergy in the form of hydrogen and for the production of other valuable materials by the use of stress biology and synthetic biology. The use of molecular biological methods for microbiological characterisation is an important part of this activity.
NIBIO has designed a photobioreactor for algae cultivation allowing accurate control of growth parameters. Photo: Anette Tjomsland.
Vollveien 5. Photo: Erling Fløistad.
Volleveien 7. Photo: Erling Fløistad.
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Biogass lab. Photo: Anette Tjomsland.