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Our promise is to make a positive impact on the world. We improve the vitality and quality of life. At Biomega we are passionate about nutrition and biotechnology.

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Health

Biomega's products help people and animals live healthier lives.

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Innovation

Innovation is the essence of Biomega. We continue to invest heavily in innovative R&D driven activities.

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Insight

We believe that great people determine the success of our customers and partners.

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Origin

Our natural ingredients are crafted from fresh, pure and local raw materials.

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Science

Biomega continues to advance science to address important challenges.

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Tomorrow

Biomega is committed to do our part to contribute to a more sustainable future. We are ambassadors for the circular economy.

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Our promise is to make a positive impact on the world. We improve the vitality and quality of life. At Biomega we are passionate about nutrition and biotechnology.

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products

Biomega peptides are pure hydrolyzed proteins consisting of peptides and free amino acids.

Biomega peptides are 100% water soluble, unique, and sustainable. The Biomega peptides also contain collagen peptides.

These peptides contain over 90% hydrolyzed proteins to ensure the highest bioavailability.

They are produced in our modern biorefinery from fresh Norwegian salmon off-cuts.

 

 

Biomega® peptides - hydrolyzed salmon protein isolate

Biomega salmon oil is a food grade, sustainable and natural salmon oil. The oil is gently separated from fresh salmon raw materials in our modern biorefinery.

We guarantee «100% Norwegian».

 

 

Biomega® salmon oil

Salmigo® Protect is our brand name for hydrolyzed salmon proteins used in premium petfood applications. Our salmon peptides are processed from fresh Norwegian salmon tissue by natural enzymatic hydrolysis.

Salmigo Protect contains approx 90% hydrolyzed proteins (peptides and free amino acids).  Salmigo® Protect is a highly digestible nutritional source of protein that has a high biological value (BV) due to the well-balanced composition of amino acids.

Salmigo® Protect is a unique protein extract from salmon. It is available as spray dried powder (Salmigo® Protect SD) as well as in liquid form (Salmigo® Protect L60).

 

Salmigo® Protect - hydrolyzed salmon proteins

The Salmigo® premium oil is a food grade, sustainable and natural salmon oil. The oil is gently separated from fresh salmon raw materials in our modern biorefinery, it is very suitable for premium petfood products.

We guarantee «100% Norwegian».

Salmigo® premium oil

Salmigo® Active is a high protein salmon concentrate produced from fresh Norwegian food grade salmon tissues by natural enzymatic hydrolysis. Salmigo® Active is suitable for premium pet food products.

Salmigo® Active contains approximately 70% protein. The hydrolyzed salmon proteins in Salmigo® Active are optimal for digestion and easily absorbed.  Besides a high level of hydrolyzed protein, Salmigo® Active contains a wide range of other essential dietary components: omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and trace elements.

 

 

 

 

Salmigo® Active

Food-grade approval by Norwegian Food Authority (Mattilsynet): Approval number H 57 (according to EU Regulation 854/2004).

Friend of the Sea Approval for sustainability. Approved by RINA Services SpA. Number 116-2014-FFW.

Friend of the Sea

GMP+ B2 Quality Control of Feed Materials. Approved by DNV GL number PDV109441.

GMP+

Animal by-products. Approval by Norwegian Food Authority (Mattilsynet) number 1000779 (EU Regulation 1069/2009).

IFFO Global Standard for responsible supply. Registration number IFFO157.

IFFO Global Standard for responsible supply

biorefining

The process

At Biomega, we are biorefining specialists. Years of experience have allowed us to develop and patent our unique proprietary technology of the continuous enzymatic hydrolysis process. The continuous process concept (“first in – first out”) allows us to run our production facilites 24/7 and ensures that all raw material is treated equally throughout the production. 

Our production replicates the process of the digestive system of humans and other mammals. Starting with a protein rich material of biological origin, we gently use specific non-GMO food grade enzymes to solubilize the material and separate the purest fractions of soluble proteins, non-soluble proteins, oils and minerals for use in a wide variety of applications.

Optimizing product characteristics requires the best processing conditions. Thus, we have developed and patented several reactors tailor-made for specific uses. Our process is currently applied to the production of salmon, chicken and turkey pet food and food ingredients. It has also been proven to work when applied to a wide range of marine raw materials, including cod, pelagic and mesopelagic.

Partnerships

With almost 20 years of experience, Biomega has a solid and trusting relationship with our sourcing partners. We put as much value and emphasis into maintaining this relationship as we do with our customers. Our partners are important to us!

Our team is continuously developing new concepts for production facilities within both the marine and poultry segments. We see that one of the largest hurdles to reaching the food segment is having the freshest raw material available. We therefore wish to reduce the distance between ingredient production and the raw material by locating production facilities next to raw material providers. This is not only good for the end product, but also the environment by reducing the carbon footprint in our supply chain.

If you are interested in upgrading your side streams into premium feed and food grade ingredients with our unique patented process, please do not hesitate to connect with us.

Biomega Norway

Our biorefinery in Norway is our flagship production facility.  We have built this modern biorefinery in the heart of the Norwegian salmon farming industry, on the beautiful island of Sotra near Bergen.

Our factory uses our patented process to naturally and gently transfer fresh and pure Norwegian salmon parts into premium food grade ingredients. The ingredients: salmon oils, hydrolyzed salmon proteins and premium salmon meal, are suitable for human nutrition (health nutrition, sports nutrition, nutraceuticals) and are used in premium pet foods. We are proud to see our ingredients being used to support our customers’ brands around the world.

 

 

Purpose
We believe in a healthier and more sustainable world

Mission
Our impact comes from transforming undervalued raw material into premium food and pet food ingredients through accelerated biorefining.

Vision
We aspire to be the trusted, inspiring and preferred ingredients partner for the health and nutrition industry.

Biomega was founded in 2000 on the premise of advancing innovative biotechnology to release the full nutritional and functional value of otherwise underutilized side streams from the salmon industry. Today, Biomega has a rich patent family of various technologies, with the continuous enzymatic hydrolysis process at its core. Biomega invests continuously in innovation through R&D to ensure best-in-class technology and respond to customers’ needs, including product development, traceability and sustainability.

In our modern biorefineries we turn food-grade fresh raw materials into premium feed and food-grade ingredients. Sophisticated biorefining processes ensure careful separation of nutritional components. Local and fresh raw materials guarantee stabile supply to our customers around the world.

The acquisition of Biomega by AMERRA Capital in 2017 has allowed the company to release its full growth potential. Biomega is now aiming to increase its number of production facilities by entering into strategic partnerships with raw material providers. This is not only limited to salmon, but also includes other marine species such as cod, pelagic and mesopelagic, as well as chicken and other types of poultry.

Biomega aspires to become the leading partner for innovative high-quality ingredients to the health and nutrition industry.

2000
Biomega was founded in Hordaland, Norway. In the global heart of salmon fish farming.

2000

2002
Biomega built the world's first biorefinery with patented continuous enzymatic hydrolysis process in Skaganeset, Sotra.

2002

2011
Biomega doubled capacity of its first factory based on increasing demand for its ingredients.

2011

2012
Completed construction of Biomega's new food-grade biorefinery.

2012

2017
Biomega is aquired by AMERRA Capital Management LCC, NY to support Biomega's growth ambitions.

2017

2018
Completed construction of poultry biorefinery (Bioco).
Biomega acquired Alkymar for its patent family.

2018

2019
Further product and capacity expansion projects completed in Biomega Norway.
Organizational expansion and acquisition of HED Engineering to support international growth ambitions.

2019

People

The people of Biomega are always looking for ways to innovate, leading the way forward for our industry.

Chief Executive Officer

When Sten joined Biomega in September 2019, he brought with him 25 years of experience from across the food and health industry in executive roles in operations, sales, marketing and commercial development. Sten’s previous role was as Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific & Latin America at Chr. Hansen, a leading bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.

Sten holds a MSc in Food Science & Technology, an MBA in General Management and an Executive Master in Change.

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Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Biomega in 2018, Thomas has worked with auditing and corporate consulting at PwC towards industries that included aquaculture, oil & gas, shipping. Further, he has more than eight years of experience from private equity and private equity-backed companies, where he held positions as Investment Manager and CFO, and served on several boards. He is a state-authorized public accountant in Norway with two Master degrees (Economics and Business Administration, and Accounting and Auditing) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Thomas has a passion for the circular economy, playing his part in Biomega to increase the sustainability of the world’s food production.

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Chief Scientific Officer

Kjartan co-founded Biomega in 2000. He has held various positions in the company, including member and chairman of the board of directors, CSO and CEO. He also founded Alkymar AS, which pioneered novel solutions for continuous enzymatic hydrolysis. Alkymar is now a part of Biomega. Kjartan has been an appointed member on various public advisory committees related to the marine sector and science-based industry developments. He was involved in establishing the Norwegian Network for Industrial Biotechnology and held the position as chairman for its initial years.

Kjartan was previously a senior scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Nutrition ans Seafood Research, and he served as CEO of several research-based companies – Austevoll Fiskefôr AS, SeaGrain AS, Thia Medica AS and Bio Food and Feed AS. He holds a PhD in nutrition from the University of Bergen.

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COO of Biomega Group & MD of Biomega Norway

Joining the team in August 2018, Anette comes with nearly 15 years of experience from the National Institute for Nutrition and Seafood Research/ Institute for Marine Research, primarily as a department head. She holds a master degree in molecular biology from the University of Bergen and conducted her master thesis at Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, where she also worked as a research assistant. 

Her experience covers management, improvement processes, quality assurance (ISO17025), molecular- and microbiology, biochemistry, parasitology, laboratory animal facility, LIMS and scientific cruises. She is motivated by the prospect of using the whole fish as raw material for food and feed and by working together with the Biomega team to find solutions to challenges.

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Chief Technical Officer

Andrew joined the Biomega team in October 2019. He moved to Scandinavia in 1998 from Cape Town, South Africa, and has held Project, R&D and Technology management positions in Sweden and Norway. This background is within a range of industries, including: mining, pulp & paper, biorefining, oil & gas and industrial water treatment. Common for most of these positions has been the focus on process and technology development and environmental technologies.

After working within large-scale, high-efficiency production environments (at LKAB and Stora Enso, in Sweden), Andrew has been drawn to the flexibility, energy and innovation in smaller companies and start-ups (Vetco Gas Technology, Weyland Bioethanol, Sorbwater Technology), particularly those with a focus on resource recovery and sustainability. Andrew has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

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Director of Global Sales

Marianne joined the team in February 2018. With her experience in omegas and proteins (Univar, Bioriginal/Omega Protein and Avebe), she brings more than 20 years of experience in international marketing & sales of healthy food ingredients. Marianne sees a great future for sustainable high quality food ingredients with health benefits, and is passionate about helping people live healthier lives.

Marianne has an educational background in food science and technology from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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Director of Sourcing

Harald has been part of the Norwegian aquaculture industry since 1992. His first engagement was in Hordafòr AS, a Norwegian Silage company, where he was QA-manager, Head of Sales and more. In 2000, he was one of the founders and shareholders of Biomega. Over the years he has been Head of Sales and a member of the board, and is currently Director of Sourcing.

Harald holds a master’s degree in fish health from the University of Bergen.

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Director of Strategic Projects

Ulrikke joined Biomega in September 2017. Prior to this she worked as a health economics researcher at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital within the field of priority setting in healthcare and was a PhD track student in health economics. She has also worked as a consultant in PwCs Data & Analytics department.

Ulrikke holds a masters degree in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and University of Bergen.

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Director of Business Development

Bringing with him more than 10 years of experience from the aquaculture business, Piotr joined Biomega in December 2017. Prior to this, he was Head of Sales at Fish Pool ASA, the seafood exchange owned by Oslo Stock Exchange. In addition, he is a member of the board at the YoungFish organization and chairman of the board of SeaSmart AS.

Piotr holds a master’s degree from London City University in Energy, Environmental technology and Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from Western Norway University of Applied Science. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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Director of Research & Development

Bjørn joined Biomega in August 2018.  He has a background within biochemistry and nutrition, and prior to joining Biomega, he was a senior scientist at the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES). He has broad experience within both pre-clinical and clinical nutritional studies, mainly on the topic of dietary effects of proteins on health.

Liaset holds a PhD in nutrition from the University of Bergen.

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Director of Global Quality

Ingrid joined Biomega in September 2019 bringing with her vast experience in quality, innovation and development at several food producing companies in Norway, as well as the establishment of food factories in other countries.

She holds a masters in Food Science from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and a masters in human nutrition from the University of Bergen, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, with her thesis completed at the Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES).

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Contact

Biomega Group
Kong Christian Frederiksplass 5,
5006 Bergen, Norway

Biomega Norway,
5382 Skogsvåg, Norway