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 Environment and Natural Resources

DGRADE - Constraints to degradation of biodegradable plastics in terrestrial systems

There is an increasing interest in plastics, both as a resource and as a pollutant. Climate change and environmental concerns have boosted the development of various types of biodegradable plastics. The project will study the degradation of selected biodegradable plastic materials in soil and compost, describing decomposition requirements and fate during poor and well managed end-of-life treatment.

Active Updated: 24.01.2020
End: dec 2022
Start: jan 2020