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A new Norwegian bioeconomy based on cultivation and processing of seaweeds: Oportunities and R&D

A new Norwegian bioeconomy based on cultivation and processing of seaweeds: Oportunities and R&D

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E SINTEF research reports
Abstract
Cultivation of macroalgae at the lowest trophic level, using only sunlight and nutrients from the sea while taking up CO2, will have a neutral carbon footprint and the biomass will contribute significantly to meet the demand for food, feed, materials, chemicals, fuels and pharmaceuticals in near future. Through a new bioeconomy based on cultivated macroalgae Norway will establish a future feedstock bypassing the competition with land-based agricultural resources and at the same time contribute to the replacement of fossil resources. This blue bioeconomy will strenghten Norway's role as the leading seafood nation as well as a leading supplier of marine, sustainable biomass. In order to boost a new bioeconomy based on cultivated macroalgae, three priority areas must be focused:
• Biomass production technology
• Biorefinery prosesses
• Marked and product development
Keywords
Cultivation, bioeconomy,macroalgae, trophic,neutral carbon footprint,future feedstock,biomass production technology, biofinery prosesses,marked and product development
Client
Innovasjon Norge
Language
English
Year
2014
ISBN
978-82-14-05712-6
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Publication ID
SINTEF A25981