Covid challenges for iNOBox

Due to travel restrictions and closed laboratories, several project activities have been delayed. iNOBox is a large project, and we have had a number of activities with many partners since the start in 2018. Like many other projects and companies, we have had to make some changes to our plans over the past year. “Large…

«e-Toolbox» on track

One of the main deliverables in the iNOBox project is an openly accessible website that gathers all the documentation on what the six innovative processing technologies can do for the food industry. In collaboration with web company Bouvet, we have now put in place a tailor-made solution to present the knowledge on a website, which…

New leader for iNOBox

Tone Mari Rode

As of September, researcher Tone Mari Rode has taken over as project manager for iNOBox. Rode is already responsible for the project’s research on high-pressure processing technology and the work of ensuring microbiological safety and quality, and is thus well acquainted with the project. “iNOBox is a resilient project, not least because we work with…

Digital 2020 Consortium meeting

A typical Teams meeting. If we can't meet in person, we will meet over the Internet!

On October 21st, iNOBox partners gathered in a digital meeting to be updated on the project’s progress. Nearly 40 participants got the latest news from the research in all work packages. The participants got a first glance at the decision support tool for market communication. They also got a demonstration of the website, which will…

First life cycle analysis of the Norwegian food industry

What do you know about social challenges in the food industry?

iNOBox researchers from Norsus are conducting the very first Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of the Norwegian food industry. The aim of the research is to contribute to sustainable innovative solutions for agri-food processing. “There is a lack of knowledge about the social challenges of the industry”, researchers claim in an article published by Norwegian trade…

CO2-saturation can increase the shelf life of chicken

Food scientists are testing innovative solutions in order to contribute to less food waste and better food. Do you like ready-cooked, sliced meat that you can just empty straight into a salad? Most of the ready-to-eat food products we know from the shops are all processed to some extent before they reach the supermarket shelves.…

Environment vs Convenience; who wins in the supermarket?

Opinion piece by Themis Altintzoglou, Senior scientist, Nofima Our recent research shows that focussing on the environment and convenience wins consumers. But who wins when we actually shop? Consumers today are very concerned about the environment. This links closely to food production and influences how we choose our food. But it’s not just that. Food…

Transforming consumer data into a communication tool

This is what it looks like when market researchers are designing a decision support tool for market communication. Right now, market researchers Themis Altintzoglou and Morten Heide at Nofima are busy analyzing the data from their consumer survey. 1200 Norwegian consumers answered questions about what they find most important when buying products treated with the…

New PhD student in PEF and US

Leire Astrain is our new PhD student in Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) and Ultrasound (US) for food processing, a work that will be carried out in Zaragoza, Spain and Stavanger, Norway as part of iNOBox’s Technical Solutions 4 and 5. Leire holds a degree and a MsC in Food Science and Technology from the University…

iNOBox dissemination across Europe

iNOBox researchers are presenting their work in several scientific conferences this summer. Dissemination of project hypotheses, working methods and results is an important part of our project, and we are eager to discuss our research fields with other experts in our fields. Our researchers will participate in the following conferences: 9.-14. Of June: ISPC24 -…