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NIBIO is a project driven research institute and collects approximately 100 million NOK annually in project funding from both national and international sources. A lot of activity is carried out through EU and EEA-projects and we also participate in research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. NIBIO coordinates several large international projects with a particular focus on food security and climate change. The list of projects is not complete.


Division of Food Production and Society

Grazecarb. Sustainable livestock systems: reducing GHG emissions and improving production efficiency in grazing sheep

Primary and secondary objectives
The primary objective is to measure in vivo methane (CH4) emission from dairy sheep at pasture
Secondary objectives are:
- To obtain algorithms that can be used in LCA studies to improve estimations of enteric CH4 emissions from grazing sheep
- To define key factors to be targeted to reduce CH4 emissions in grazing sheep
- To contribute to literature on CH4 estimations in grazing animals with methods based on markers

Finished Updated: 20.05.2022
End: dec 2021
Start: jan 2020

Division of Food Production and Society

Changes in biochar properties after passing through the digestion system of sheep (SheepChar_2)

Several scientific groups have concluded that the use of biochar as an on-farm management tool should be further investigated. Review articles pinpoint the use of biochar to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the entire agricultural production, and this should be studied using whole-chain models.

Finished Updated: 21.10.2023
End: jun 2020
Start: jul 2019