A new spin-off project, NORDICFEED, from Foods of Norway will develop sustainable feed ingredients from local available food, agriculture and forestry waste streams. The project aims to enhance the performance, health and robustness of rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon at various life stages and environmental conditions through optimized feed formulations based on sustainable microbial feed ingredients from locally available waste streams. The project will also investigate the economic aspects, regulatory constraints and environmental footprint of introducing byproducts into the human food chain by bioconversion of waste stream into microbial ingredients.
“This platform will generate knowledge and technologies that will facilitate long-term responsible research and innovation, education and training of young scientists, and strengthen the bioeconomy of blue and green sectors in the Nordic countries,” said Margareth Øverland, center leader for Foods of Norway.
Three academic partners from three Nordic countries, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), joined the four-year project. In addition, each country also has an important industrial partner in the project: Vattenbrukscentrum Norr AB (Sweden), BioMar (Norway) and eniferBio Oy Ltd (Finland). The project will start in the spring of 2021.