The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) contributes to ensuring food security, sustainable resource management, innovation, and value creation through research and knowledge generation in the food, forestry, and other bio-based industries.
Bioeconomy is an economy that utilizes biological resources from land and sea, as well as waste, as raw materials for the production of food, energy, and other goods and services. NIBIO aims to become a leading national center for knowledge development in the field of bioeconomy.
The institute’s goal is to contribute to food security, sustainable resource management, innovation, and value creation through research and knowledge production in the areas of food, forestry, and other bio-industries. NIBIO provides research, management support, and knowledge for national preparedness, as well as for businesses and society as a whole. Approximately 700 employees are present in various parts of the country. The main office is located in Ås, Akershus, right next to Oslo.
NIBIO is under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as an administrative agency with special powers and its own supervisory board.