Norilia AS

Norilia AS Norilia AS (Norilia) is a subsidiary of Nortura SA. Norilia refines and sells rest raw materials from the Norwegian meat and egg industry, thereby contributing to more sustainable and profitable agriculture. Norilia owns 50% of one of the few biorefineries for rest raw materials in Norway, Bioco, which uses enzymatic hydrolysis to refine […]


NORCE NORCE is one of Norway’s largest independent research institutes, with a wide thematic range, and is thus well equipped to deliver new knowledge and innovative solutions to address complex challenges. NORCE has over 25 years of experience and broad expertise in bio-based sciences, along with specialised laboratories and infrastructure (National Algaepilot Mongstad and National […]


NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is a hub of expertise within life sciences, environmental sciences and in the arena of sustainable development. NMBU has a strong focus on life sciences including plant production, forestry, animal sciences, aquaculture, biotechnology, food sciences and veterinary sciences. Key competence relevant for SFI-IB includes enzyme technology, microbiology, fermentation, biogas […]


IFF IFF is processing seaweed to extract polymers in the company’s plant in Haugesund and manufacturing ultrapure biopolymers for biomedical applications in its site in Sandvika. This site also houses IFF’s R&D unit, which is actively engaged in development activities related to existing and new hydrocolloid-based products. The collaboration with academic and industrial partners in […]


Borregaard Borregaard operates one of the world’s most advanced biorefineries. Using natural, renewable raw materials and certified wood, the company produces advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals that can replace oil-based products. Within SFI-IB Borregaard’s main interest is biocatalytic tools for processing of lignocellulose. There is a need for an improved national platform for industrial production […]

Biocatalysts Ltd

Biocatalysts Ltd Biocatalysts Ltd is a biotechnology company based in Cardiff, Wales. They developing and manufacture speciality enzymes at commercial scales for a variety of industries, such as food, flavour & fragrance, life science, pharma and fine chemicals. In SFI-IB, Biocatalysts’ main interests are within enzyme discovery and development, specifically towards biomass conversion. The SFI […]


ArcticZymes ArcticZymes Technologies uses access to the marine Arcticto identify new cold-adapted enzymes for use in molecular research, in vitro diagnostics and therapeutics. ArcticZymes develops and manufactures novel high-quality enzymes for molecular research, therapeutics and diagnostic applications, either as stand-alone enzymes or as components of kits. Key features of ArcticZymes enzymes collection are heat-labile, cold-active and […]

AlgiPharma AS

AlgiPharma AS AlgiPharma AS is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on respiratory diseases and other conditions caused by microbial infections and biofilms. AlgiPharma’s technology is based on alginate oligosaccharides with defined structures. Within the SFI-IB, AlgiPharma aims to further develop sustainable and robust production processes for their alginate- based technology. The main field of […]


SINTEF SINTEF is one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations. We deliver innovation by developing knowledge and technologies that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF has a long tradition in Industrial biotechnology and has worked […]