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New research on krill as source of protein

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New research on krill as source of protein

Exciting new collaboration between Møreforsking and Rimfrost AS: Will research the possibilities in protein from krill.

The Research Council of Norway has granted Rimfrost AS' 2019 application for Innovation project in Business. The Project title: “Onboard smart manufacturing of antartic krill. Protein for targeted human application (KrillSOFT). 

- We see great possibilities in krill as a raw material. Therefore, we have already done lot of research on this. By initiating a new cooperation with Moreforsking, we will further strengthen our knowledge on krill’s nutritious effects on humans and animals, says Inge Bruheim, Vice President of Reasearch and Development at Rimfrost AS.

- To find new use of marine resources is one of our core activities, says Møreforsking Director Agnes Gundersen.
- We are looking forward to applying our knowledge and experience on this project. Especially our knowledge on protein- and peptide functions in krill, and our know-how on charaterizing nutritional quality and functional benefits for the human body. We are expecting some interesting results.

The project will span over a three-year period, starting up May 1st of this year at the latest. The collaborators are Rimfrost (Coordinator), Møreforsking Ålesund, NTNU Ålesund and the University of Bergen. 

Moreforsking Ålesund will as Work Package Leader contribute our expertise on biochemistry, cellular biology and development of functional marine ingredients - especially through research on the protein/ peptide functional constituents of the krill raw material and the characterization of their nutritional quality.
Project Manager from Møreforsking will be Miroslava Atanassova.
The project has a budget of NOK 9 million and the Research Council provides funding for 50% of it. The rest is funded by Rimfrost AS.