SINTEF Ocean Biomarine processing
Future production in fisheries and aquaculture will be assisted by new technologies such as sensory, robotics and autonomy. We have world-leading expertise in replacing human eye - brain - hand with machine vision - computer - manipulator. We bring together solution-oriented and interdisciplinary teams with industry experience to solve issues and contribute to industrialization of processes across the entire value chain - from initial handling to finished product.
This laboratory incorporates a “process hotel”, in which industrial companies and their equipment suppliers can obtain access to high-level knowledge within fields such as process engineering and management, and machine and measurement techniques. These are used in combination with knowledge of the input raw materials as a basis for developing and testing new processes.
Norwegian Centre for Plankton Technology
The Norwegian Centre for Plankton Technology is an experimental facility that meets international standards for research and development. We offer researchers, students and the industry an opportunity to conduct relevant research on a wide range of plankton organisms.
Compareit addresses how new production systems should be regulated, administered, and where they could be best located, which are highly relevant questions for a sustainable development of the industry that safeguards other societal interests and competing claims to space.
POLYKELP - Seaweed as feed source for protein-rich polychaetes aimed for salmon feed
The use of renewable marine bioresources to make feed ingredients for fish feed is still in its infancy. In POLYKELP, we will study seaweed and brush worms aimed for use as salmon feed.
COPREST – Value Creation from Rest Raw Materials from Intensive Copepod Production
The scarcity of marine proteins and lipids is considered to be the greatest challenge needing to be addressed in order for the aquaculture sector to continue to grow in a sustainable manner. In COPREST, CFEED and SINTEF Ocean will explore the possibility of utilising copepods as a feed ingredient.
Teaching robots to see and feel
Newly developed technology has given robots the ability to learn new skills, enabling them to perform complex tasks and work alongside humans. This innovation can benefit many crucial societal functions, such as food production
Changing the food processing industry
The iProcess project for a more sustainable food production and to reduce the amount of the climate emissions, the flexible robotic automation technology will enable to increase raw material utilization, reduce food loss and waste, and to cope with biological variation of raw material from fish to wheat.
New project shall provide better understanding of food value chain and network dynamics
To address specific challenges facing the food system and food value chains in Europe, SINTEF Ocean along with 21 international partners from Europe and Asia, have kick started the EU Horizon2020 project VALUMICS in June 2017.