Our expertise in microbiology, molecular biology and analytical chemistry contributes to the further development of Norway’s primary industries oil and gas, fisheries and aquaculture. Bioeconomy, defined as the exploitation of biological resources in the production of food, energy and sustainable cycle products, is a strategically important area for IRIS.
Collaboration between a Brazilian university, a Brazilian technology transfer company, IRIS and Biosentrum was initiated in 2014.
In the fall of 2014, work on Arctic oil spill biotechnology was initiated. The project is part of a major Arctic oil spill response endeavour from IOGP, and discusses biodegradation of crude oil in the Arctic environment.