The aim of the project is to contribute to the creation of alternative innovation, jobs and new value chains in the Nordic/Baltic Sea regional bioeconomy from research to invoice by combining experiences from different sectors (agriculture, forestry, fishery/aquaculture and waste management. We need to find replacements for traditionally imported soya proteins and fishmeal, draw potentials for new business areas in the rural districts (jobs) and inspire for new research and innovation.
The purpose is to create an overview, a knowledge synthesis and specific political and scientific recommendations to set these value chains in motion with the special Nordic/Baltic Sea regional angle on the area. By means of the project, it is possible to get a far better overview and preliminary analyses of the issues and identified initiatives.
The project focuses on alternative soruces for protein for livestock feed (primarily pigs, poultry and fish) and not for cattle or direct humane consumption. We cooperate with a project with focus on cultivation of protein seeds (lupins, peas, beans etc.)
The project is supported economically by the Nordic Council of Ministers and involves the following partners: Agro Business Park/Innovation Network for Biomass, Swedish University of Agricultual Science, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, Nordregio, Green Center (Lolland), Matis, Ltd. and Latvian Farmers Union.