Projects

Matís has a great reputation and has shown to be a strong applicant and is a sought after project partner. To read more about a few of our projects and our participation and role, please take a look at our project one-pager.

Matís is in some cases not able to publish details of research projects as many are funded entirely by companies and institutions and are therefore confidential.


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MacroFuels Started: 1.1.2016  |  Ended: 31.12.2019 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

MacroFuels provides a clear vision regarding further development of the technology for biofuel from macro algae

 

Europlanet Started: 1.9.2015  |  Ended: 1.9.2019 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Europlanet provides Europe's planetary science community with a platform to exchange their ideas and personnel and to share expertise, research tools, data and facilities

 

SilhouetteOfSeaweed Started: 1.4.2015  |  Ended: 1.4.2017 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Currently, only few research groups worldwide work on AsLps, partly due to difficulties associated with the measurements of these compounds. This project will expand this expertise in Europe by establishing necessary facilities at Matís to accommodate AsLp measurements.

 

DiscardLess Started: 1.3.2015  |  Ended: 1.3.2019 Resources and Products

DiscardLess is a new European project coordinated by Denmarks Technical University (DTU). Matís plays a part in the project and recently a start-up meeting was held in Iceland with some of the Icelandic stakeholders taking part in the project.

 

PrimeFish Started: 1.3.2015  |  Ended: 1.3.2019 Resources and Products

The overall objective of PrimeFish is to enhance the economic sustainability and competitiveness of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors

 

Sustain-Larvae Started: 2.1.2015  |  Ended: 2.1.2018 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Novel rearing systems and genetic tools for sustainable production of seawater invertebrate larvae

 

SAF21 Started: 1.1.2015  |  Ended: 1.1.2019 Resources and Products

The main objective of the SAF21 project is to understand how to manage socio-ecological complex systems better.

 

EuroMix Started: 15.5.2014  |  Ended: 15.5.2019 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

EuroMix aims to develop an experimentally verified, tiered test strategy of mixtures of multiple chemicals derived from multiple sources across different life stages.

 
MareFrame

MareFrame Started: 1.1.2014  |  Ends on: 31.12.2017 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The main objective of MareFrame is to significantly increase the use of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM) when providing advice relating to the management of European fish stocks.

 

EnRichMar Started: 1.1.2014  |  Ended: 31.12.2015 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

EnRichMar is a project with the main objective to increase the value of convenience food, such as ready meals and dairy and cereal products, by adding functional ingredients, produced from underutilised marine-based raw materials and by-products from fish processing, with confirmed bioavailability

 

Food Integrity Started: 1.1.2014  |  Ended: 31.12.2018 Resources and Products

The Food Integrity project is a large European project with the aim to develop methods and tools to fight food fraud in the European market.

 

ResUrch Started: 1.1.2014  |  Ended: 1.1.2016 Resources and Products

Sea urchin roe is considered a luxury product and a source for protein and healthy fat, which sells for lucrative prices in worldwide markets including Asia (particularly Japan), Australasia, many European regions, and increasingly in South and North America.  Because the demand for sea urchin roe – called “uni” in sushi bars – has grown dramatically over the past decade, many traditional fisheries have been heavily overfished and subsequently virtually depleted of sea urchins.

 

MASE Started: 13.12.2013  |  Ended: 1.1.2018 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Assessing the habitability of Mars and detecting life, if it was ever there, depends on knowledge of whether the combined environmental stresses experienced on Mars are compatible with life and whether a record of that life could ever be detected.

 

STREPSYNTH Started: 1.12.2013  |  Ended: 30.11.2018 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The aim of the STREPSYNTH project is to set up a new industrial production platform for high value added biomolecules.

 

COFASP Started: 1.2.2013  |  Ended: 31.1.2017

The ERA-NET COFASP was created to address possible actions within fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood in a direct manor. It was created under KBBE-FP7 and is a part of the Europe 2020 strategy

 

TASTE Started: 1.10.2012  |  Ended: 30.9.2014 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The TASTE projects main objective was to find ways to develop flavour ingredients from edible seaweeds. This was done to see if there was a possibility that these flavour ingredients could replace sodium in food products.

 

BlueGenics Started: 1.8.2012  |  Ended: 31.7.2016 Resources and Products

Marine organisms and their associated microorganisms provide an inexhaustible source of bioactive compounds for biomedical application.

 

MaCuMBA Started: 1.8.2012  |  Ended: 31.7.2016 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Marine microorganisms form an almost untapped resource of biotechnological potential. They could potentially provide clues that will help mitigate climate change, control disease and generate alternative energy sources.

 

SeaBioTech Started: 1.8.2012  |  Ended: 31.7.2016 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

SeaBioTech is a 48-month project designed and driven by SMEs to create innovative marine biodiscovery pipelines as a means to convert the potential of marine biotechnology into novel industrial products for the pharmaceutical (human and aquaculture), cosmetic, functional food and industrial chemistry sectors.

 

TDS Exposure Started: 1.2.2012  |  Ended: 31.1.2016 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Total diet studies (TDS) complement traditional monitoring and surveillance by providing a scientific basis for population dietary exposure to nutrients and non-nutrients including contaminants, and potential impact on public health.

 

WhiteFish Started: 1.1.2012  |  Ended: 31.12.2014 Resources and Products

The overall objective of the White Fish Project is to strengthen the European Cod and Haddock industries competitiveness.

 

MAXIMUS Started: 1.1.2012  |  Ended: 29.6.2014 Auðlindir og afurðir

Matís, in cooperation with Akvaplan-niva in Iceland, has conducted a series of feed composition and feed quality trials on turbot.

 

MicroB3 Started: 1.1.2012  |  Ended: 31.12.2015 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Micro B3 stands for “Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology“ which reflects the three main pillars the project addresses

 

ExGenomes Started: 1.12.2011  |  Ended: 30.11.2013 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The main objective of the ExGenomes project is to develop new and improved thermostable enzymes for use as reagents and in large-scale DNA synthesis.

 

AMYLOMICS Started: 1.3.2011  |  Ended: 28.2.2014 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

A major goal of the AMYLOMICS project was to develop efficient metagenomic methodology for accessing genetic resources in geothermal areas for enzymes of interest to the carbohydrate industry.

 

EcoFishMan Started: 1.3.2011  |  Ended: 28.2.2014 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

EcoFishMan is a project that aims to develop and contribute to the implementation of a new integrated fisheries management system in Europe based on increased stakeholder involvement.

 
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Research on bioactive substances in a cell model Started: 1.9.2010  |  Ends on: 1.10.2011 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The main goal  of the project is to set up a cellular antioxidant assay in the  new established Cell Lab at Matis Biotechnology Center in Saudarkrokur , North Iceland.

 
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SafeSalt: Quality control of bacalo salt Started: 30.6.2010  |  Ends on: 31.8.2011 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The main objective of the project is to develop a rapid method kit to evaluate the quality of salt used in production of salted fish, in order to reduce the risk of yellow discoloration.

 
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Utilization of offal from the fish industry Started: 1.6.2010  |  Ends on: 31.12.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The main objective of the project is to utilize fish viscera from landed catch.

 
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Effect of temperature on growth and energy metabolism of Atlantic Charr Started: 1.5.2010  |  Ends on: 31.8.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The aim of the project is to evaluate growth efficiency, food requirements and energy metabolism of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) at different temperatures.

 
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Novel bioactive surimi products developed from byproducts Started: 1.5.2010  |  Ends on: 30.4.2013 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The objective is to develop and commercialize a novel protein extraction process to produce high quality innovative bioactive surimi from low value underutilized raw materials.

 
skyr

Uniqueness of traditional skyr Started: 15.4.2010  |  Ends on: 01.04.2011 Innovation and Consumers

The goal of this research project is to gain knowledge and do research on traditional Skyr, which is an unique Icelandic dairy product.

 
lysa

Seasonal variation on the properties of whiting Started: 15.4.2010  |  Ends on: 1.3.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The aim of the project is to study seasonal variation in quality- and processing properties of whiting (Marlangius merlangus). Haddock will be used as a reference group. 

 
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Freshfish Started: 1.4.2010  |  Ends on: 31.07.2012 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The aim of this project is to develop and market a new test kit; "Fresh-Fish" to measure fish freshness and quality within 4 hours.

 
Biofuel

Biofuel Started: 1.3.2010  |  Ends on: 1.3.2013 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The project investigates the feasibility of different routes towards biofuel production and develop the technology needed for such domestic fuel production.

 
iStock_hvalur

Network on Marine Ecosystem modelling Started: 1.3.2010  |  Ends on: 30.8.2011 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The main objective of this project is to establish a network of scientists with expertise in the field of ecosystem modelling

 
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BioSeaFood Started: 1.1.2010  |  Ends on: 31.12.2013 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The goal is to link three crucial groups of research topics to optimize biological effects of three main categories of aquatic-derived bioactive compounds; omega-3 PUFA, peptides and polyphenols.

 
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Efficiency and quality in the processing of farmed cod. Started: 1.1.2010  |  Ended: 1.4.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The aim in this project is to estimate the value decline e.g. due to fillet gaping, and have confirmed the effects of different muscle quality on the processing and further utilization of farmed cod.

 
Togarinn_Bessi_a_sjo

Badminton Started: 1.10.2009  |  Ended: 16.9.2012 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

Develop the knowledge of discarding patterns and factors in European fisheries.  Improve methods to analyse, monitor, and manage bycatch and discarding in European fisheries.

 
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Food & sustainable tourism Started: 1.10.2009  |  Ends on: 1.10.2012 Innovation and Consumers

The aim of the project is to use interdisciplinary cooperation to increase environmental, social and economical sustainability of the Icelandic tourist industry. 

 
qualitytest

Autocleaning in food production Started: 1.10.2009  |  Ends on: 30.12.2010 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The objective of the project is to develop and market technology for in-line automatic cleaning in food processing, which will be novel in this field. 

 
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Systematic analyses of analytical data from quality control of drinking water Started: 10.9.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2010 Analysis and Consulting

The aim of the project is to answer questions about whether significant changes in the various microbial, chemical and physical properties of tap water in the last 12 years.

 
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Genetic diversity of the Icelandic settlement chicken Started: 1.9.2009  |  Ends on: 31.8.2011 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The main aim of the project is to perform analysis of the genetic diversity within the indigenous chicken population which originates from the original Icelandic settlement chickens.

 

Shelf life of vacuum packed smoked Herring fillets Started: 26.8.2009  |  Ends on: 1.4.2010 Analysis and Consulting

Main objective is to evaluate the shelf life of vacuum packed smoked Herring and the effect of the preservatives Bensoate and Sorbate on the shelf life.

 
Hangikjot

Dried lamb meat Started: 10.8.2009  |  Ends on: 10.8.2010 Innovation and Consumers

The aim of the project is to find out the interest and need to work together in a Nordic R/D project to solve common safety and quality problems and tasks in the production, of dried and cured lamb meat, fenalår, hangikjöt and skerpikjöt.

 
IC026kraeklingur

Species identification of Mytilus and their hybrids. Started: 1.8.2009  |  Ends on: 1.11.2010 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The goal of the project was to develop a quick genetic identification method for different species of the genus Mytilus and hybrids of two species

 
Surtsey

Microbial colonisation in Surtsey Started: 10.7.2009  |  Ends on: 10.7.2010 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The aim of this research project is to collect samples from different environment in Surtsey to gain rough distribution of microbes with methods that have not been used before.

 
Fiskvinnsla-2

Automatic pinbone removal from white fish fillets Started: 7.7.2009  |  Ends on: 1.1.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The goal of this project is to develop a technology which automatically removes bones from white fish fillets.

 
iStock_Surimi

Production of surimi from byproducts with pH-shift processing Started: 2.7.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2010 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The objective is to develop and commercialize a process to produce high value and quality surimi from low value and underutilized raw materials using the pH-shift process.

 
tilraunaglas

Improved stability and quality of fish proteins and peptides Started: 1.7.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2010 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The main objective of the project is to develop a production process to produce high quality oxidatively stable fish peptides from saithe with high bioactivity and consumer acceptance.

 
thorskur

BASECOD - Stable and safe production of cod larvae and juveniles Started: 1.7.2009  |  Ends on: 30.4.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The project objective is to define the approach for a stable production of high quality cod larvae and juveniles

 
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Optimization of defreezing and brining of shrimp before pilling Started: 1.7.2009  |  Ends on: 31.1.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The target in this project is to gain knowledge in production management in shrimp factories. 

 
bygg

Barley for food Started: 1.7.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

 

The project´s objective is to utilize the results of the project “Increased the value of the Icelandic barley”, which was funded by The Agricultural Productivity Fund in the years 2006-8, and encourage the use of the Icelandic barley in the Icelandic food industry.

 
Hver-2

Novel bacteria from hot springs Started: 1.7.2009  |  Ends on: 31.3.2010 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The aim of the project is to describe novel bacterial species

 
Humarhótelið á Höfn

Receiving station for live seafood Started: 15.6.2009  |  Ends on: 30.6.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The aim of the project is to open a receiving station (nurserie, storage and distributional
station) for live seafood in Westmanisland

 
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Shortening the growing time of blue mussels on long-lines Started: 15.6.2009  |  Ends on: 30.9.2010 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Shortening the growing time of blue mussels on long-lines and to harvest mussels at least one year earlier compared to normal methods for growing mussels.

 
kviar

The optimal size and time of transfer of cod-juveniles to sea-cages Started: 1.6.2009  |  Ends on: 31.05.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The aim of the project is to minimize death of juvenile cod in their first year in sea cages

 
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Delights for tourists Started: 1.6.2009  |  Ends on: 1.6.2010 Innovation and Consumers

The project goal is to assist local people and tourists to access high quality ingredients in gourmet fish dishes all over the country.

 
Isafjadarkaupstadur

Icelandic fjords: Natural biodiversity in Ísafjarðardjúp and pollution limits. Started: 1.6.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2011 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The aim of this project is to define natural biodiversity of Ísafjardardjúp, pollution limits, and potential impact of eutrophication.

 
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The Quintessence of Fish Started: 1.6.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2010 Innovation and Consumers

The goal of this project is to increase the consumption of Icelandic seafood, increase the value and create a more positive image of it domestically and abroad.

 
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Ichthyophonus hoferi infedtion in herring and other fish species Started: 1.6.2009  |  Ended: 1.12.2009 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The aim of this project is to setup a simple diagnostic PCR method to detect Ichthyophonus hoferi germs in infected fish.

 
Health Scale

Best Practices for Risk-Benefit Analysis: experience from out of food into food Started: 31.5.2009  |  Ends on: 31.5.2011 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Risk-benefit analysis is the comparison of the risk of a situation to its related benefits and comprises a constellation of methods, drawn from many disciplines, and addresses the question of whether a risk is acceptable.

 
iStock_ysuvinnsla

Computer controlled filleting machines Started: 27.5.2009  |  Ends on: 01.04.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The projects objective is to develop and build computer controlled mechanism to guide knives of a filleting machine

 
halibut-larvae

Improved fertilization of halibut eggs Started: 15.5.2009  |  Ends on: 15.5.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The main goal of this project is to define controllable parameters that influence the quality of halibut eggs

 
Saltfiskur

Salted cod - additives regulations. Started: 1.5.2009  |  Ends on: 1.6.2010 Innovation and Consumers

The aim of the project is to provide information based of analytical results on the role and presence of added phosphates in the processing of salted cod.

 
Braudadur_fiskur

Using saithe in ready to eat fish product Started: 1.5.2009  |  Ended: 24.3.2010 Innovation and Consumers

The aim of this project is to utilize saithe raw material for the ready-to-eat product market in Europe and Iceland.

 
hvannalomb

Grazing and flavour Started: 1.5.2009  |  Ends on: 31.3.2010 Innovation and Consumers

he aim of the project is to anlyse if odour and flavour compounds and sensory properties of lamb meat is influenzed by different grazing pastures.

 
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Safe Transportation of Marine Bioactive's from Source to Active Site Started: 1.4.2009  |  Ends on: 1.6.2011 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The aim of the project is to follow the fate of three groups of marine bioactive compound from raw material to active cellular site; long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids fish derived peptides and seaweed-derived polyphenols.

 
2007-02-zooplankton

Experimental production of natural zooplankton Started: 1.4.2009  |  Ends on: 31.3.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The main gole of this project is to design and develop methods for production of zooplantkon species.

 
linubatur

Small vessels - Optimising catch value Started: 30.3.2009  |  Ends on: 31.1.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The project's objective is to improve the handling of fish caught by small vessels

 
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Innovation in the Nordic Marine Sector Started: 30.3.2009  |  Ended: 31.8.2009 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The objective is to identify promising opportunities for innovation in the Nordic Marine sector, along with the main innovation systems that are supposed to support them.

 
isl-fiskmarkadur

Public fish market Started: 15.3.2009  |  Ended: 1.12.2009 Innovation and Consumers

Explore the basis for establishing fish market in Iceland for the public as well as tourists

 
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e-REK Started: 1.3.2009  |  Ended: 31.12.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

This project aims to specify, develop/adapt and evaluate an electronic traceability system where different information sources related to food safety and suitable enterprise management systems are integrated.

 
iStock_seaurchin

Export of sea urchin roes to Japan Started: 20.2.2009  |  Ended: 31.12.2009 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The main objective of the project is to establish profitable export of sea urchin roe to Japan.

 
iStock_herring

Herring: genetics and processing properties Started: 1.2.2009  |  Ends on: 1.3.2012 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

A study on the multidisciplinary approach for the genetic stock identification of herring in the Northeast Atlantic

 
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Pan-Thermus - divergence of species Started: 1.2.2009  |  Ends on: 01.02.2012 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The goal of this project is to elucidate the genetic mechanism of speciation and environmental adaptation in Thermus bacteria.

 
Thorskar2

TOPCOD Started: 1.1.2009  |  Ends on: 31.12.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

Project aims to maximize growth and minimize maturation of cod by developing optimal rearing protocols, as well as to optimise the whole production chain of farmed Atlantic cod in Iceland.

 
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Pigmentation of Arctic charr Started: 5.12.2008  |  Ends on: 01.05.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The main objective of the project is to develop natural, organic pigmentation for Arctic charr

 
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Thawing processes Started: 15.9.2008  |  Ends on: 15.9.2010 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The main of this project is to develope new equipment and improve processes for thawing of gutted groundfish before processing. 

 
iStock_conifer

Quality rotifers for first feeding of cod larvae Started: 1.8.2008  |  Ended: 2.12.2009 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The objective of the project is to develop production systems that contribute to safe, stable and profitable production of live feed animals used during first feeding of farmed cod (Rotifers).

 
Codlight-kviar

North cage Started: 1.8.2008  |  Ends on: 2.4.2012 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The objective of the project is to develop sea-cages which can withstand the harch weather conditions in Iceland

 
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Optimal rearing protocol for turbot farming Started: 1.8.2008  |  Ends on: 1.9.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The overall aim of this project is to develop methods to significantly reduce production costs in farming of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus).

 
fiskimjol

Food safety and added value of Icelandic fishmeal Started: 1.8.2008  |  Ends on: 30.6.2010 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

The aim of this project is to develop novel analytical techniques for the simultaneous determination of toxic and non-toxic arsenic species in fish meal.

 
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The effects of reduced salinities on growth rate, feed conversion and biology of Atlantic cod Started: 1.7.2008  |  Ends on: 1.6.2011 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

The objectives of this project are to elucidate salinity effects on cod at three growth stages.

 
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Effect of replacing fish meal in Arctic charr diet on growth, and feed utilization Started: 1.7.2008  |  Ends on: 1.9.2009 Value Chain, Processing and Aquaculture

To produce economical feed for Arctic charr to decrease productions cost and increase profitability in Arctic charr farming.

 
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Application of protein isolate in fish products Started: 22.5.2008  |  Ends on: 22.5.2011 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The aim of the project is to test different types of protein isolate to increase yield, stability and quality of frozen, fresh and salted products.

 
Norway-Lutefisk-01

A new process for Lutfisk production Started: 22.5.2008  |  Ends on: 22.5.2010 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The aim of this project is to shorten the process of making “Lutfisk” from 4 weeks to less than 24 hours and to get at least 130% yield out of the new process for fillets and more even lye process.

 
iStock_pipetta

Natural enzymes and antioxidants from byproducts Started: 15.2.2008  |  Ends on: 15.2.2011 Biotechnology and Biomolecules

The goal of this project is the develop and research different novel protease blends from cod viscera with the aim to use them in the production of fish protein hydrolysates with very high antioxidative activity

 

Carex Started: 1.1.2008  |  Ended: 1.6.2011 Food Safety, Environment and Genetics

Carex is a cooperative network with the aim of coordinating research into extremophiles in Europe.

 
iStock_clam

Fishing, processing and export of live Ocean Clam. Started: 15.9.2007  |  Ends on: 27.5.2010 Innovation and Consumers

The main objective is to start fishing and processing live Ocean Clam.