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​The day's program will include the following areas of focus:

  • The Bioeconomy From a European Perspective

  • The Bioeconomy From a Norwegian Perspective

  • Value Creation from Underutilised Resources

  • Biomass Production

  • Issues in Management



  • The Circular Economy and the Bioeconomy – Partners in Sustainability
      Mieke Deschoenmaekere, European Environment Agency
  • Bioresources and Scotland’s Circular Economy
      Amanda Ingram, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Nordic Centres of Excellence on Bioeconomy and Norwegian Research Council
      Kyösti Lempa (NordForsk), Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne (NordAqua)
      Steinar Bergseth (NFR)

Speaker Session 1 – Focus on Value Creation from Underutilised Resources

  • Sludge-a resource without of place - Siri Tømmerås, Skretting
  • Value creation from Plus products - Morten Sollerud, Norillia

Speaker Session 2 – Focus on Biomass Production

  • The Nordic seaweed adventure - from idealism to industry- Agnes Mortensen, Tari
  • The National Algaepilot Mongstad: production of microalgae for food and feed - Dorinde Kleinegris, NORCE
  • Enzymes are transforming blue biorefineries - Gro Elin Kjæreng Bjerga, NORCE
  • Title TBC – Arild Johannessen, Biosentrum

Speaker Session 3 – Focus on Management

  • Measuring sustainability in aquaculture and acting on it - Biniam Samuel, Sustainable Food
  • More than just the facts: some responsibilities of science in the bioeconomy - Raffael Himmelsbach, NTNU  
  • Title TBC - Sissel Bakke, Rogaland fylkeskommune

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General Inquiries:

Fiona Provan, Centre Leader
(+47) 51 87 55 37

Elisa Ravagnan, Centre Co-Leader
(+47) 46 90 22 55

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