Research area

Feed technology and raw materials

Nofima Ingrediens has considerable experience in the research area of feed technology and feed raw materials.

A pilot plant to produce extruded products was installed in 1990.

A host of research projects have been carried out that focus on variations in the feed raw material's physical and chemical properties and its significance on pellet strength, water stability, degree of expansion, bulk density and fat absorption ability.

The development of protein-based binding agents and the control of binding properties has been an area of strategic importance.

Studies have also been carried out on the stability of the components in nutrients during the extrusion process.

The pilot plant has undergone several upgrades and is today a state-of-the-art processing line.

Nofima Ingrediens has also had a central role in the development of new feed concepts aimed at existing and new farmed fish species.

The pilot plant also features a modern laboratory to test raw materials and the end products.

Åge Oterhals (left) and Tor Andreas Samuelsen both play central roles in the work at the Feed Technology Centre. Photo: Frank Gregersen
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Åge Oterhals (left) and Tor Andreas Samuelsen both play central roles in the work at the Feed Technology Centre.

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  • “Should avoid rancid feeds"

    26. February 2010

    More than 300 fish and shellfish species are farmed on a global basis. Marine feed ingredients are an extremely valuable source of protein and fatty acids for most farmed species. However, marine raw materials and ingredients are exposed to oxidation (rancidification) because of a high content of unsaturated fatty acids.

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Research area within Feed technology and raw materials

Chemical and technical properties

Changes in feed raw materials to achieve the desired product properties.

Feed processing

Nofima’s facilities include a pilot plant for production as well as a laboratory for testing raw materials and the end product.

New feed concepts

Sea urchin roe

Developing new feed concepts for existing and new farmed marine species

Stability of components in nutrients

Which temperature provides the best result?