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.
Changes in biochar properties after passing through the digestion system of sheep (SheepChar_2)
Several scientific groups have concluded that the use of biochar as an on-farm management tool should be further investigated. Review articles pinpoint the use of biochar to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the entire agricultural production, and this should be studied using whole-chain models.
Animal Sense - A competence center for animal sensor technology
The aim of this project is to establish a competence center for research within technology and animal welfare which will provide solutions for agriculture and the reindeer industry.
Legumes and seaweed as alternative protein sources for sheep
The main objective of this project is to identify alternative protein sources,where locally produced legumes and seaweed seems to be the most suitable, sustainable and environmental friendly sources as alternatives to imported soya.