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.