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Nordic Alternative Protein Potentials

Mapping of regional bioeconomy opportunities

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Within agri- and aquaculture, a specific bioeconomy challenge – and a bioeconomy opportunity – has been identified concerning sustainable protein supply for livestock production and fish farming. Today, imported soy products are by far the most important protein source however several alternative ways of producing protein rich feed has been identified using regional resources. Production of legumes, pulses and grass can be expanded. Alternative protein rich sources include single cell protein (bacteria/fungi), macroalgae (seaweed), mussels and insects. Local protein production has a number of benefits in the form of generation of local jobs, reduction in the import of nutrients and in general boosting the bioeconomy. Many of the alternative ways of producing protein rich feed are still under development, this report therefor also includes recommendations concerning how to proceed.

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Introduction

The Nordic and Baltic Sea Region have a high production of meat and dairy products and compete on an international market with increasing demands. The local natural preconditions and traditions for agri- and aquaculture vary greatly from Iceland to Latvia or from Poland to Norway, and there are several regions, which produce intensively, especially for salmon, chicken, pig and dairy products.

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