SINTEF is one of Europe's largest independent research organisations based in Norway. The research groups at SINTEF Ocean and SINTEF Industry have thorough know-how on the whole cultivation, processing, and product cycle of seaweed and carries out research and innovation projects for the seaweed industry.
In the field of seaweed, we conduct research into biomass production and farm design on land and at sea, processing, biorefinery and product development. We have a diverse project portfolio, working with research and a lot of industry, mainly the seaweed industry in Norway, but also some outside. We work with both cultivated and wild harvested biomass.
“We believe that the seaweed farming industry will grow and become very important. In terms of sustainable biomass production, there is not much that can compete.
For seaweed we have a lot of specialised infrastructure, but we also have some more generic platforms, such as micro- to pilot-scale bioreactors, high-throughput screening, and analytical chemistry and structural characterisation. We have a strong link to the national seaweed industry and a lot of companies use our laboratories.
Our main motivation to join North Sea Farmers is to connect with the research environment and also the industries in Europe and find some new collaborations.”
Read the extended interview here: Welcome to SINTEF, one of Europe's largest independent research organisations based in Norway - North Sea Farmers