Leading the Transition to the Green Bioeconomy
A new infrastructure for bioprocessing playing an important role in the transition to the green bioeconomy, with biofuel and biogas as a basis for new industries.
The National Bioprocessing and Fermentation Centre, NBioC, is a new national infrastructure that is in development for fermentation processes and a key resource for both research communities and business development within the bioeconomy. The fermentation processes transform algae, yeast and bacteria bioresources for a variety of purposes such as food, feed, chemicals and biofuels, while the infrastructure makes it possible to further develop important research on gas fermentation in Norway, such as producing biomass in a way that helps to solve climate challenges without competing with food production. New technology will make it possible to exploit the rich biomass and biogas resources in Norway. Funded by the Research Council of Norway, the infrastructure supports research on fermentation and is a national centre of competence for research and development, piloting and upscaling, with the possibility of pilot testing and scaling up up to industrial level operations. NBioC is also a national partnership providing an integrated environment for research, development and innovation on fermentation, linking existing infrastructures at partner research institutions and competence, on biomass treatment, enzyme discovery and biogas production.