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Our research and innovation projects

Norilia is very active in research and innovation, in collaboration with universities, research institutes, and other companies. These projects help us to refine our raw materials into products the world wants and needs. Below is an overview of our ongoing projects, which have received support from public funds.

Norilia is a partner in the following projects:

Research projects:

Foods of Norway – creating new feed types from Norwegian raw material, for example by using yeast.

iProcess – increasing traceability of hides using sensor and tracking technology.

LipoFungi – changing the fatty acid profile of saturated fat using fungi.

Notably – using cascade technology in enzymatic processing.

GrowPro – the upscaling of cultured meat.

SusValueWaste - identifying further options for value creation in sustainable value chains.

PepFishing – discovering antidiabetic peptides from protein hydrolysates.

ProBone - finding new enzymes that can degrade bone in the marine environment.

LMD project - testing the effects of chicken hydrolysates and oil on prevention of metabolic syndrome.

KRUS - enhancing local wool value chains.

Innovation projects:

Hydroprot – developing new, tailored food concepts using hydrolyzed proteins.

RegenWool – creating new, functional materials using regenerated keratin.

OptiEgg – developing new, tailored food concepts using the entire egg.

SmartBio – the use of online measurements of raw materials in process optimization.

Our research and innovation partners



Heidi Alvestrand

Director Business Development

Marije Oostindjer, PhD

Senior Advisor Technical Business Development

Marianne Skov Markussen, PhD

Senior Advisor Nutrition