The Norwegian Seaweed Biorefinery Platform
The Norwegian Seaweed Bioreﬁnery Platform (SBP‐N) is a ﬁve‐year project funded by the Research Council of Norway starting in 2019. This is a national consortium generated to coordinate the eﬀorts of research institutions toward an in‐ creased and sustainable Norwegian seaweed‐based industry.
The main goal of the platform will be to serve as a hub for research, knowledge, methodology and stakeholder networks. The platform will aid in the regulation of macroalgae cultivation and harvesting industries, and in characterisation of macroalgae‐derived products.
Research in the project will focus on characterisation of the biomass, development of technology enabling future economically and envi‐ ronmentally sustainable bioreﬁnery processes, and establishment of high‐value and bulk product pipelines.