NIBIO is a project driven research institute and collects approximately 100 million NOK annually in project funding from both national and international sources. A lot of activity is carried out through EU and EEA-projects and we also participate in research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. NIBIO coordinates several large international projects with a particular focus on food security and climate change. The list of projects is not complete.


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Division of Forest and Forest Resources

SFI SmartForest: Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sector

SmartForest will position the Norwegian forest sector at the forefront of digitalization resulting in large efficiency gains in the forest sector, increased production, reduced environmental impacts, and significant climate benefits. SmartForest will result in a series of innovations and be the catalyst for an internationally competitive forest-tech sector in Norway. The fundamental components for achieving this are in place; a unified and committed forest sector, a leading R&D environment, and a series of progressive data and technology companies. 

Active Updated: 09.07.2021
End: sep 2028
Start: oct 2020
Healthy Food Africa

Improving access to nutritious food is a systemic challenge. In order to foster healthier diets, it is necessary to go beyond expanding the diversity of products on the supply side, or raising awareness on the demand side. HealthyFoodAfrica aims to increase the resilience of food systems, and to link food production to nutrition performance, thereby increasing the range and quality of food products for a healthy diet. To achieve this, it engages with farmers, food processors, retailers, civil society organisations (CSOs), policymakers and local experts, and helps them create, and test, innovative technologies, practices and governance arrangements that contribute to a more sustainable, resilient and healthy food system for all.

Active Updated: 22.12.2020
End: dec 2025
Start: jun 2020
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Microalgae contributions to future protein and fatty acid rich feed for Norwegian chicken at industrial scale - ALGEKYLLING

The main goal of the project is to create a knowledge and technology platform for production and use of chicken feed with proteins and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) from Norwegian microalgae biomass. The project consortium includes the whole production/value chain. NIBIO is a research institute with strong competence on cultivation of varying microalgae species at lab-scale and Norgesfôr has competence and expertise on preparing feed for poultry. Norsk Kylling will replace imported soya in chicken feed with proteins based on microalgae biomass produced in Norway. The transition from lab-scale production to industrial pilot scale production will be managed by Algæ, a company with a business vision to become an important industrial microalgae producer. The project will enable the production, at pilot-scale, of a targeted protein- and PUFA rich microalgae biomass as ingredients in chicken feed. In parallel with this project development, Algæ will, together with Norgesfôr and Norsk Kylling, and based on the pilot-scale results of the project, lay the fundaments for industrial-scale microalgae cultivation. Shelf life studies of microalgae biomass with regard to nutrient composition - will be performed to ensure stable and reproducible products. A challenge is to reduce production costs throughout the production line to obtain competitive feed and chicken prices. The project also addresses this by e.g. using CO2 from biogas and/or industrial l microalgae producer. An important challenge in the project is reduction of production costs throughout the production line. ALGEKYLLING addresses this also within the research part of the project using e.g. CO2 from biogas/industrial emissions, as the carbon source in the microalgae production. Storage sensitivity of microalgae biomass with regard to nutrient composition - shelf life- will be performed to ensure stable and reproducible products. In parallel with the ALGEKYLLING project development, Algæ will, together with Norgesfôr and Norsk Kylling, and based on the ALGEKYLLING pilot-scale results, lay the fundaments for industrial-scale microalgae biomass cultivation

Active Updated: 03.07.2021
End: apr 2025
Start: jun 2021