The project ‘BYPROVALUE - Multifunctional high-value fungal biomass from the Norwegian agriculture supply chain by-products’ will utilize the versatile metabolism of oleaginous fungi and develop a completely new and unique value chain for valorizing Norwegian agricultural supply chain by-products - animal fat and protein by-products, rest materials from brewery and sugar-rich lignocellulose side-streams of forestry into a product with several functionalities: a multifunctional fungal biomass. Multifunctional fungal biomass could be utilised as a whole in animal feed and pet food, or fractionated down to high-value ingredients - lipids and pigments for feed and food, chitin/chitosan for water treatment applications and beta-glucans for medical applications.
This is a collaborative project together with academic partners from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Brno University of Technology in Czech Republic, and University of Münster, and industrial partners from Nofima AS, Norilia AS, Nortura, Felleskjøpet Forutvikling AS, Biotec Betaglucans, Teta Vannrensing AS, Ringnes AS, and Borregaard AS.
The project will be coordinated by NMBU by the project manager Volha Shapaval. Congratulations Volha Shapaval, Achim Kohler, Valeria Tafintseva and Boris Zimmermann.