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Feeds, by-products and feed ingredients

An important factor in the circular bioeconomy is the incorporation of green and marine marine biomasses in a wide range of value chains in an efficient and ecofriendly way. 

In the area ”Feed and byproducts”, CBIO carries out research in optimising the use of protein and ingredients extracted from biomass as raw materials for monogastric and ruminant feed.

The research is directed towards the following animal groups:

  • Broilers
  • Egg laying hens
  • Finishers
  • Sows
  • Calves
  • Cows

For each of these animal groups we analyse composition and assess nutrient value of the biomass-based proteins and ingredients. We also investigate positive and negative effects of the product on the quality of the end animal product, i.e. the meat, milk, and eggs.   

The overall goal of CBIO’s efforts in this research area are to contribute to the development of new feed ingredients with improved properties and greater effects.

The researchers in this area also work with a new and groundbreaking collaborative concept in which pig and cattle farms have the possibility of using their own biomasses for producing green protein.

Participating science teams and individual scientists: