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.


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Division of Environment and Natural Resources

DGRADE - Constraints to degradation of biodegradable plastics in terrestrial systems

There is an increasing interest in plastics, both as a resource and as a pollutant. Climate change and environmental concerns have boosted the development of various types of biodegradable plastics. Biodegradable and compostable plastics appear in new products, creating challenges regarding handling and waste treatment. Biodegradable plastics are rarely degraded so quickly and completely that the products disappear in nature, and the label may encourage people think otherwise, enhancing their littering. Biodegradable plastics cannot be recycled and must be kept out of recycling waste streams that have been carefully established and benefit from a broad industrial and commercial participation.

Active Updated: 24.01.2020
End: dec 2022
Start: jan 2020
MilKey - Decision support system for sustainable and GHG optimized milk production in key European areas

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cattle account for approx. 14.5 per cent of global GHG emissions. At the same time, cattle in combination with milk make up a large part of the value creation and employment in Norwegian agriculture. There is also a goal to increase Norwegian food production. Through grazing, cattle contribute to maintain an open cultural landscape and biological diversity. This project will collect data from key European areas to design a decision support system for sustainable milk production with reduced GHG emissions. 

Active Updated: 24.01.2020
End: nov 2022
Start: dec 2019