The University of Bergen together with the Ministry of Trade was offcially opening the National AlgaePARC for the production of microalgae at the Technology Test Centre, Mongstad.

18 million NOK are invested in the centre, where CO2 is used to cultivate algae. The National AlgeaPARC is designed to test differene algeas with high levels of omega-3. 

The Seafood Innovation Cluster is supporting the Algaeplant by building knowledge and expertise on sustainable bio-based production of omega-3 based on the use of CO2 and algae. Together with our partners we will be supporting the AlgaePARC with a position II position, post-docs, Industry PhDs and master thesis, as well as the Cluster’s new education program on Integrated Master in Sustainable Seafood & Aquaculture with UiB.

The new facility has two buildings, a greenhouse for biomass production and a operation building with laboratory and neseccary processing equipments. Algae are produced by utilizing photosynthesis, the combination of nutrient, water, sun and CO2. The technology centre is built for processing 100 000 ton CO2 yearly. 


AlgaePARC is located next to the Technology Test Centre at Mongstad (TMC)
It will be operated by Co2Bio, which is owned by Nordhordaland Næringslag, BTO, EWOS Cargill, Grieg Seafood, Salmon Group, Marine Harvest, Lerøy and Uni Research
The University of Bergen is the builder of the plant, and has the professional responsibility

Read more alge Photo: Thor Brødreskift
From left: Jeroen de Vree, Uni Research, Hans Kleivdal, Uni Research Environment, Dorinde Kleinegris, Uni Research and Tom Roger Lid, CO2Bio.  NAM_CO2Bio_opening_07 Photo: Christina Hæraas
Ministry of Trade Monica Mæland and Project Manager Hans Kleivdal NAM_CO2Bio_opening_01 Photo: Christina Hæraas
Svein Nordvik, Nordhordaland Næringslag, Dag Rune Olsen, Rector University of Bergen, Tanja Hoel, General Manager NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, Einar Wathne, Chairman NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, Hans Kleivdal, General Manager AlgaePARC NAM_CO2Bio_opening_09 Photo: Christina Hæraas